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I'll chalk this up to another lesson in my graduate level education at HKU (Hard Knocks University). I've always done my own taxes using turbo tax and whether or not those are done properly I was never completely confident. After combing through his work, I feel pretty confident in doing my own going forward. If nothing else, I hope he researched what I asked about and confirmed my suspicion. It was a learning experience for me I suppose.

So here's a question; how does one become a competent EA? I've considered doing this in the past, but what's really held me back is exactly what I went through with my tax preparer this year. I don't want to do someone a disservice like that. How do you become highly competent in doing taxes? I'm looking at joining an organization in my city that does tax preparation for low income individuals under the supervision of a CPA/EA. Seems like that would be a good place to start?


Thanks folks!

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