Estate Planning

What's the Difference Between a CPA and a Tax Attorney?

The thought of tax season can bring on a sense of dread for many people. But there are qualified professionals whose jobs are to help others through the complexities of tax preparations, filings, and payments. In this article, we’ll cover the main differences between two of these professionals: CPAs, or certified public accountants, and tax attorneys. We’ll also discuss how to determine which of these you may need to enlist for help, depending upon your financial circumstances. 

What is a CPA?

A CPA, or certified public accountant, obtains their certification through an intensive course of higher education in managing finances and business records. CPAs are highly familiar with federal and state tax laws and will not only help their clients to abide by all laws and regulations, but also strictly abide by regulations that apply to their certifications as well.

Why Should I Hire an Estate Planning Attorney?

If the thought of writing your will or planning the distribution of your assets after death makes you feel a bit on edge, you’re not alone. You don’t have to do it alone either—and frankly, you probably shouldn’t do it alone. Estate planning is a detailed, time-consuming process that will have a major impact on your family, friends, and causes long after you pass away. 

What’s more? Everyone has an estate, no matter how small or modest it may be. Have a car? That’s an estate. Have a bank account? Ditto. In this article, we’ll review what estate planning entails, who should have an estate plan, and why you should hire an estate planning attorney.

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