Intuit has introduced TurboTax CPA Select, an online system geared towards small businesses and consumers looking for someone to do their taxes for them.
To get started, small businesses and consumers visit an online portal to find a qualified CPA. They can choose from a wide range of CPAs, based on background information, qualifications and experience, as well as customer reviews and practice areas. Once they have read through the online reviews and selected an appropriate CPA, they correspond with their chosen CPA to agree on pricing.
Users receive an estimate of what their tax preparation will cost, and can choose to accept or reject the offer. With no physical locations or stores, TurboTax CPA Select can offer pricing up to 30 percent off market rates.
Next they upload their tax documents to the CPA’s attention. Clients can securely upload tax documents anytime, from anywhere, including the previous year’s return along with any documents for the current year’s taxes, such as 1099 and W2 forms, and the CPA can begin processing their taxes.
As small businesses look for qualified help this tax season, TT CPA Select is a way to help match small businesses and consumers with a CPA that fits their needs. Taxpayers get a secure, convenient online way to review and select a qualified CPA from their home computer, tablet or smartphone. CPAs will be able to grow their practice because Intuit will send highly qualified tax clients, including all their documents, directly to them online.
Pricing starts at $89.95 for taxpayers with simple tax returns and ranges up to $199.95 and above for individuals with more complex tax-deductible expenses and transactions such as stock sales. For small business owners and self-employed taxpayers, the service starts at $349.95.
For more information, visit www.turbotaxcpaselect.intuit.com.