Here are the best tax firms in every state


Emotions surrounding tax season range from dread to eager anticipation. Depending on your financial situation, it could be a complicated process. ​However, effective tax filing can result in financial gain. Approximately seven out of 10 U.S. tax filers received a refund in 2014, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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If you’re considering hiring a professional to assist you with your taxes this year, you’ll want to turn to a firm with proven success. To help tax filers know the best companies to work with, the team at Credio evaluated tax firm return data from the IRS to identify the best tax firm in every state. Location is important when it comes to taxes, as all U.S. filers are subject to ​distinct state and local taxes.

To do this, we looked at companies that processed at least 1,000 tax returns in 2015 (the approximate average for tax return companies in the U.S.) and ranked them by tax return acceptance rate. This is the percent of a firm’s tax returns that are accepted by the IRS. We’ve highlighted the firm with the highest acceptance rate in every state and ranked them from lowest to highest acceptance rate.

Best tax firms in every state

Alabama: Regions Bank


Arizona: KPMG LLP


Arkansas: Echols, Thompson, Conine & Davis Ltd


California: ADP — San Dimas


Colorado: Michael R. Volz Accounting Services

Connecticut: Milluzzo & Co. PC


Delaware: Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner PA


Florida: The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration


Georgia: Fuller Frost & Associates CPA PC


Hawaii: Alvin W. Higashi CPA


Idaho: Ripley Doorn & Co. PLLC


Illinois: First Midwest Bank


Indiana: First Financial Bank N.A.


Iowa: Heithoff, Hansen, Muhlbauer & Co PC


Kansas: O’Flynn & Bihuniak Chartered


Kentucky: Campbell, Myers & Rutledge


Louisiana: Maraist & Maraist CPAs


Maine: Otis Atwell


Maryland: Mahlon A. Fogle E.A.


Massachusetts: Hemenway & Barnes


Michigan: Payroll 1 Inc.


Minnesota: U.S. Bank N.A.


Mississippi: HLMS PLLC


Missouri: American Century Services LLC


Montana: Douglas Wilson & Co. PC


Nebraska: First National of Nebraska Inc.


Nevada: Read and Powell LLP


New Hampshire: H&R Block


New Jersey: Mary Y. Whitman


New Mexico: Chandler & Co. LLP


New York: Advantage Payroll Services Inc.


North Carolina: BCD Income Tax & Accounting LLC


North Dakota: Houchin Tax Service Inc.


Ohio: Lindahl & Mansager Inc.


Oklahoma: BOK Financial Corp.


Oregon: U.S. Bank N.A.


Pennsylvania: Catalano, Case, Catalano & Fannin


Rhode Island: Casale Coutu & Co. LLP


South Carolina: Midway Tax Service


South Dakota: Thomas G. Andera


Tennessee: Duncan, Wheeler & Wilkerson PC


Texas: Bank of America NA


Utah: Vantienderen Carter & Bolander PC


Vermont: JMM & Associates


Virginia: Branch Banking & Trust Co.


Washington: Moss Adams LLP Seattle


West Virginia: Gibbons & Kawash


Wisconsin: U.S. Bank N.A.


Wyoming: Thompson Palmer & Associates PC

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