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Tax Preparation

Preparing your taxes can be difficult at times with the ever changing tax laws.  There are numerous forms to fill out.  You can fill out the forms by following the detailed directions, or you can buy software that will fill out the forms for you.   However when you place your trust in a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), you have hired someone who fulfilled a significant number of requirements and is licensed. Thus you are hiring someone who makes it their business to understand the tax laws and the implications of different approaches to doing a person's or an entity's tax return.  CPA's are well-respected strategic business advisors and decision makers. Typically they act as consultants on many issues, including accounting and taxes.   A Certified Public Accountant is able to apply the tax code to your unique situation.  Which in turn makes your tax preparation even more complete.  At Christian CPA, when we do your tax preparation, your return will be completed for what best fits your situation.

In order for someone to become a CPA there are several requirements that must be achieved:

  • One must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction or state in which to practice.
  • One must also complete a program of study in accounting at a college/university (Typically this means 150 semester hours of college)
  • Pass the Uniform CPA Examination, a four part test developed and graded by the AICPA.
  • Have a certain amount of professional work experience in public accounting.
Once someone becomes a CPA, they are usually required to take Continuing Professional Education (CPE) annually in order to retain their professional license to practice. Maryland is one of the states that has this requirement.

CPA vs. Accountant

Not All Accountants Are Certified Public Accountants

Most people use the terms accountant and CPA interchangeably, but there is a big difference. The CPA credential carries enormous weight in business and financial circles. CPAs are considered some of the business world's most trusted advisers, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Institute of CPAs.

This trust is not surprising considering the strict requirements to enter and stay in the profession. Achieving CPA status takes intelligence, ethics, integrity, and lifelong commitment. First, candidates must make it through 150 hours of some of the toughest business courses at their college or university. After graduation and a year of corporate experience under the supervision of a CPA, they must pass a grueling test of business, auditing, and general accounting skills.

The CPA exam was developed in the early 1900s to ensure the competence of CPAs entering the field, much as the bar exam evaluates lawyers and the medical boards test doctors. It maintains that goal to this day, and it is continually revised to meet the changing demands of the profession. For example, candidates are now being tested on their writing skills. 

Tax planning and Tax Return Preparation

  • Corporate and Personal Tax Planning

As your tax consultant, tax planning and preparation form a winning combination for our successful individual and business clients. We keep abreast of current tax laws throughout the year to minimize your tax liabilities and to maximize your future opportunities Whether you are an individual or a multi-tiered partnership, our experienced staff can develop tax strategies that take advantage of new tax laws and legislation. Our firm offers a full range of tax planning and compliance services. We will work with you year-round as necessary in order to minimize your total tax burden.. We have years of experience and we deliver accurate, and fast returns. You can be assured we will provide our best effort to always providing you the best service, because we treat our clients like family.

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Individual Tax Preparation
When you provide us with all the details of your individual tax situation, we will analyze what's best so you can expect the maximum tax refund from the taxing authorities with the least amount of effort. We will provide you with advice and if you want we will go through the tax laws with you in simple eveyday english so you will understand what is going on. Best of all you will not need to worry with what forms to include or anything like that as we will deliver you a complete package along with instructions of what to do next. E-filing lets refunds come to you much quicker and is more safer than the old way of mailing in your tax return.  

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Business Tax Preparation
With our corporation and business tax preparation, we can help you pay the lowest tax, the law will permit. There is no need to pay more than you must. What we mean by this is we will thoroughly look at how your business is comprised and find every way to maximize your deductions and writeoffs. Moreover we will provide recommendations to help with tax planning. Did you know there are simple things you can do when you purchase new equipment that can save you on the amount of taxes you have to pay? This is just one of the common issues we will address when we analyze your company. Most of our business clients opt to also have their accounting done through us because they find our service to be top notch and very thorough. Over the years we have saved them thousands. We work all year to help your company's accounting succeed. We will do the accounting so you won't have to. We also offer payroll services.  

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Business Accounting
We want your business to thrive.  Choosing the best type of entity for your business is one of the more critical decisions in your business life cycle.  We assist our clients with

  • Identifying their objectives, and
  • Making an appropriate entity choice to achieve those objectives.

We'll handle all your accounting & payroll needs.  Often the first time we look at a business's books, there is a fair amount of work to bring them into Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) compliance.  But once we have them there, things smooth out and your company will thrive even more.

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Owe Back Taxes?

Have you received any notices from the IRS?  We can help you reduce or eliminate the IRS penalties by filing your back tax returns for you. There are very strict time limits (statutes of limitations) that are imposed by the IRS for receiving refunds. Thus if you are in this situation, it is in your best interest to let us help you get things straightened out with the IRS.  We can help you. 

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We strive to be the best tax service you have been to. Once you have tried our service out you will agree we are the best tax service.


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    • Including Churches
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