CPA Orlando News

CPA Orlando News is a Blog authored by Orlando Fl CPA Peter Tattersal,CPA with over 3 decades of experience. After founding his Accounting Firm in Orlando Florida providing Tax Services for Central Florida with extensive knowledge and experience in the area of auditing construction, real estate, leisure industries and dental practices,

Properly Evaluating an Accounting Firm – Do you Need a CPA for Your Tax Services?

Irma Gonzalez - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

If you are anything like most people, doing your taxes is one of your least favorite tasks.  It’s complicated, boring and difficult, and what makes things worse is that if you do things yourself you run into the risk of leaving a lot of money on the table.  These reasons are behind the popularity of Orlando accounting firms, CPAs and other providers of tax services.  We’re going to take a look at the difference between the various types of tax professionals, and examine their pros and cons:

  • Limited Representation Agents – Commonly referred to as ‘tax preparers,’ these people are uncredentialed, may only prepare returns at the initial audit level and have limited rights when it comes to offering tax services to the public.  Nevertheless, these agents are popular because their skills are sufficient to prepare simpler returns, and they also cost significantly less than working with an attorney or CPA.

  • CPAs – An acronym standing for ‘certified public accountant.’  People who hold this credential must pass the muster of their state board examination, as well as the Uniform CPA Exam.  In addition to this, they are subject to continuing education requirements to ensure their skills stay sharp, and they must abide by other educational, professional and ethical codes as well.  CPAs are the best choice for most complex tax situations including, auditing, appeals to the IRS and collection issues.  An accounting firm will always have one or more CPAs on staff, and accountants have unlimited representation rights before the IRS on any matter related to their client.

  • Other Preparers – There are two other types of tax preparers you may encounter, either at an accounting firm or elsewhere.  First are Enrolled Agents, who are essentially CPAs with additional certification and training regarding federal taxes.  Second are attorneys, which some lawyers choose to specialize in tax or estate preparation and planning, and may represent clients in financial matters accordingly.

Speak with someone at Tattersall & Tattersall, P.A. if you are not sure what level of service you need, and they will point you in the right direction.  In general, the more complicated or difficult your situation, the higher level of tax services and representation you will need.  Don’t skimp on paying a professional accounting firm to help you resolve your tax issues; while it may initially seem expensive, it will prove far cheaper to deal with in the long run than the IRS.

Tax Preparation vs. Accounting: What’s The Difference?

Irma Gonzalez - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

With the complexities of the tax code, many Americans are turning to professionals to help them prepare their annual tax forms.  These professionals can help taxpayers navigate through the complexities of federal and state tax codes, and find every deduction that you may be eligible for.  If you’re considering hiring someone to help you file your taxes, you have two options: Orlando tax preparers or Orlando accountants.  Knowing the difference between the two can help you choose which is most appropriate for your situation.

An accountant is college-educated, usually having obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree in their chosen field.  Many have gone a step further and obtained their CPA, which demands rigorous testing of their skills.  Accountants are fiduciaries, and represent the most trusted financial professionals available.


Tax preparation specialists may not have any degree or certification.  They are typically trained to use proprietary software by the tax preparation firm who employs them.  Some earn bonuses for convincing taxpayers to sign up for financial instruments, such as IRAs, so the field does attract a good deal of high-pressure salespeople.

We Are a Personal and Pleasant Addition to Your Business

Irma Gonzalez - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

These Orlando accountants offer services in a wide variety of areas. Their specialties include, but are not limited to, construction and development, real estate investment trusts, domestic and foreign real estate development, dental services, income producing properties, office buildings, light industrial and transportation, manufacturing and distribution as it relates to professional associations and services.


Although Tattersall & Tattersall, P.A. is located in Orlando, Florida, the Orlando accounting firm serves clients all throughout the southeastern United States. They not only assess a client’s situation from an accountant’s perspective, but also look at it from a business point of view to ensure that potential, or current challenges can be seen from every angle and is thus properly addressed. To them, a problem understood and investigated fully is a problem solved. 

With over 25 years of experience and wisdom to offer, their mission is not to run your business’s future for you, but to simply help you get to wherever you and your business want to be. At the end of the day, Tattersall & Tattersall is more than a room full of stuffy suits and clicking calculators; they are a personal and pleasant addition to your business that will protect it, nurture it and guide it as it grows. 

Do You Have Time to Keep Up with the Ever-Changing Tax Laws?

Irma Gonzalez - Thursday, March 20, 2014

Owning a business or corporation can be an overwhelming responsibility for a client, especially when trying to navigate the ever-changing tax laws. Tattersall & Tattersall wants nothing more than to make your company’s future as successful and hiccup-free as possible. They know that tax laws for small businesses are constantly on the move, and these Orlando accountants are dedicated to keeping you and your business up-to-date and ahead of the curve. Whether you are an individual, a non-profit organization, a partnership, a corporation, or just starting out as an entrepreneur, Tattersall & Tattersall will be by your side every step of the way. 

Seeking a Qualified CPA

Irma Gonzalez - Saturday, February 01, 2014

If you are seeking an Orlando CPA (Certified Public Accountant) that is not only highly qualified, but also personal, professional and client-minded, you may want to read on.

This small Orlando accounting firm is known for their stellar reputation based upon integrity, dedication and experience. The accountants and consultants at the firm pride themselves on treating each and every client with specifically tailored focus and attention. The firm’s team of top-notch consultants and accountants have a solid understanding of what it takes to make a business grow. They stand firm to their belief that just as every business is different, so are every business’ financial needs and goals.

This dedication to making every client’s experience as unique and tailored as possible is one of many business practices that truly separate top firms from other accounting firms in your area. Unlike other tax firms, the CPAs at  this firm are both diligent and readily available in their practices of correspondence. They put extra time and effort into seeking that communication with their clients and are prompt and reliable. This is not an office that will leave your voicemail to sit and fester for days on end.

668 N. Orlando Avenue, Suite 1007    Maitland, FL 32751  Phone: 407.674.1393  Fax: 407.897.3639

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