Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio,  CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest)

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My CPA/Attorney does mine for decades. Worth every penny this woman is

Aug 27, 2016 04:43 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I learned long ago to surround myself with excellence!

Aug 27, 2016 02:41 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We agree wiith Susan Emo , Barbara Todaro , and Richie Alan Naggar and everyone else who appreciate professionals as part of their teams.  The pros around us are worth every penny we have spent!  A

Aug 27, 2016 05:33 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

always...I have NEVER done my own taxes.... decades with the same accoutant...

Aug 27, 2016 05:06 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I do, my CPA used to hang out with my son, now that makes me feel old!

Aug 27, 2016 03:38 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

For the money I pay to him it has been really accurate. IRS has never said any negative things about tax filers.

Aug 27, 2016 04:32 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've had one for over 26 years

Aug 27, 2016 03:48 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I do now but didn't in years past

Aug 27, 2016 03:46 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I do and an attorney.

Aug 27, 2016 02:39 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I let the professionals do their job. Taxes aren't my area of expertise. 

Aug 27, 2016 12:00 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It pays to have the Varsity Signature on your return !

Aug 27, 2016 11:53 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do. I would not consider not having a CPA do my tax returns. 

Aug 27, 2016 11:15 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My accountant is a former FBI investitgator. Follow the money. I trust him to know all the angles.

Aug 27, 2016 10:08 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I always hire the best professional for each job.  For taxes it's a CPA for me. 

Aug 27, 2016 09:01 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

My tax attorney/CPA has done mine for years - I wouldn't think of doing my own personal taxes, let alone my business returns!

Aug 27, 2016 08:32 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Yup, she is part of the team that makes me successful.  I sell real estate.  I don't do taxes.

Aug 27, 2016 08:09 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Harry - We've been using a CPA for years, and he has saved us a ton of money.

Aug 27, 2016 07:53 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have always used someone...they have saved me thousands

Aug 27, 2016 07:44 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have used the same CPA from Florida for both our California and Florida businesses

Aug 27, 2016 07:43 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

CPA will a continual link to QuickBooks.

Aug 27, 2016 07:20 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I do.  

Aug 27, 2016 07:20 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yep, Turbo Tax never answers my questions.

Aug 27, 2016 07:07 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

We've had a CPA for 22 years ... we would never want to know that much about the preparation process ... that is "their" expertise.  

Aug 27, 2016 06:24 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, absolutely

Aug 27, 2016 05:49 AM
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Sandra Steele
Wise Choice Properties, Sedona/Verde Valley Branch - Cottonwood, AZ
Integrity, Knowledge - 37 Years of Experience!!!

I give him a spreadsheet and he files my taxes.  I have a receipt for everything I document on the spreadsheet.

Aug 27, 2016 05:46 AM
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David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

I have had someone review and do taxes for the better part of several years.

Aug 27, 2016 05:13 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I like people to hire me because I'm the professional when it comes to real estate and I like to hire a professional to help me with things I don't know much about.

Aug 27, 2016 05:13 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, I have no patience for these.

Sep 10, 2017 10:16 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have a CPA, but I also have a C-corp, so it's not just personal taxes

Aug 28, 2016 02:49 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Aug 28, 2016 05:51 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Wouldn't do it any other way!

Aug 28, 2016 03:42 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

My Cpa is a good one.

Aug 28, 2016 02:40 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I used the same cpa for 30 years.

Aug 27, 2016 11:12 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Same guy for over 40 years!

Aug 27, 2016 10:58 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I use an accountant for my taxes.

Aug 27, 2016 09:56 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We do

Aug 27, 2016 09:14 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We have always used a CPA.

Aug 27, 2016 07:19 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I have more than one CPA advising me.

Aug 27, 2016 06:09 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Harry F. D'Elia - I do have a professional who takes care of this - and yes, my close friend and client, too!

Aug 27, 2016 03:21 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Mine prepares, files and even signs it. 

Aug 27, 2016 03:16 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I wouldn't consider anything else!

Aug 27, 2016 02:18 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I do!

Aug 27, 2016 12:29 PM
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Annie Adjchavanich
Secret HQ, Inc - Los Angeles, CA
CRE LA, Orange Co, SFV, South Bay, Inland Empire

Keith Clark of HNR Clark (he's even got a sense of humor and the biggest stapler collection I've ever seen. Last time I was in for my appointment he came out of his office to serenade me on the guitar with a Hawaiian song. It's been 12 years now and he's worth every penny.

Aug 27, 2016 10:34 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

At this point I'm not using a professional.

Aug 27, 2016 09:47 AM
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Jody Wall
BANCROFT REALTY LLC - Grand Prairie, TX
jodywallrealtor.com

I own property.  Even though I know how depreciation works, I will never master the details.   Here is one of my personal stories.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4938533/how-to-deduct-more-than--25-000-in-passive-losses-per-year

 

Aug 27, 2016 04:28 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I did my own last year.  In the past, when I had several LLC's, I had a CPA prepare everything.

Aug 27, 2016 03:46 AM