What’s the difference between an EA and a CPA?
A Certified Public Accountant is licensed by the state in which the exam took place. An Enrolled Agent is licensed by the Internal Revenue Service, which is a federal designation, not a state designation. Both the CPA and EA are governed by Circular 230 of the Internal Revenue Service.
Does an EA and CPA have similar continuing education requirements?
Oh yes! EA’s have a hefty amount of continuing education to obtain and report to the Internal Revenue Service as required by Circular 230. This same requirement applies to CPA’s. It is important that our clients at Lakeside Tax & Bookkeeping are being advised on the most current and up-to-date information regarding tax and accounting laws. As a member of the NAEA, additional continuing education is required to maintain membership.
What’s so great about QuickBooks?
QuickBooks is a very user-friendly software that is adaptable to many industries and can grow with any business. It is very affordable. See my personal QuickBooks ProAdvisor website for more details.
How do I know what version of QuickBooks to buy?
Working with a ProAdvisor is a good way to determine which version of QuickBooks best fits you or your company’s needs. ProAdvisors are educated on each version of QuickBooks software and can help determine which is best for your business to avoid “over-buying” software that is unnecessary and expensive.
Why should I choose to work with a QuickBooks ProAdvisor?
ProAdvisors make a choice to provide their clients with the best service. This is done by undergoing extensive exams and testing of their knowledge so that the ProAdvisor can best train and advise clients on how to best use QuickBooks in their business.
How do I know Lakeside Tax & Bookkeeping is the best fit for me and my business?
You don’t know until we talk! I am happy to provide you with a 30-minute free consultation to determine if Lakeside Tax & Bookkeeping is a good fit for you. Our goal is to help our clients through customer friendly tax and financial services. Contact us today for your free consultation!