What is the difference between an accountant and tax preparer
Accountant vs Tax PreparerWhat is the difference between an accountant and tax preparer?
1. Accounting professionals typically have substantial education and background in accounting.
2. CPA's that choose to specialize in tax tend to have a greater background in certain tax issues.
-Tax preparers don't necessarily have the same educational background that an accountant has.
3. Enrolled Agents are able to represent tax payers before the IRS
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