RD Blair & Associates
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Welcome to R.D. Blair & Associates

R.D. Blair & Associates offers a wide range of services including tax preparation, representation & negotiation, small business and payroll Services. Our knowledge and experience enable us to assist you with all of your tax, financial, and business needs. If you are looking for a blend of personal services and expertise we’re your one stop shop. We strive for excellence to exceed our client’s expectations.

Warnings of Illegal Tax Preparers:

Ask to see your tax preparer's current credentials, gather all your tax documents and know your consumer rights. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and conduct an interview with your preparer before agreeing to work with him or her.

  • Fails to give you his or her name, address, phone number
  • Refuses to sign your tax return(s)
  • Asks you to sign a blank tax form
  • Refuses to give you a copy of any documents you have signed
  • Promises a refund prior to looking at your tax information
  • Charges a fee based on a percentage of the refund


Tax Problems?

Tax Time - Tips

Take a few simple steps towards getting yourself prepared for your annual meeting with a legally qualified tax preparer. The following tips will help you get started. Verify your tax preparer belongs to one of the following groups who can legally charge a fee to prepare your tax returns:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

People with this credential are licensed by state boards of accountancy, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, and have passed the Uniform CPA Examination. They also must meet education, experience, and good character requirements established by their boards of accountancy. In addition, CPAs must comply with ethical requirements as well as complete specified levels of continuing education in order to maintain an active CPA license. CPAs may offer a range of services; some CPAs specialize in tax preparation and planning.

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Enrolled Agent (EA)

People with this credential are licensed by the IRS and specifically trained in federal tax planning, preparation and representation. Enrolled agents hold the most expansive license IRS grants and must pass a suitability check, as well as a three-part Special Enrollment Examination, a comprehensive exam that covers individual tax, business tax and representation issues. They complete 72 hours of continuing education every 3 years.

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Attorney

People with this credential are licensed by state courts or their designees, such as the state bar. Generally, requirements include completion of a degree in law, passage of a bar exam and on-going continuing education and professional character standards. Attorneys may offer a range of services; some attorneys specialize in tax preparation and planning.

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