Emotions surrounding tax season range from dread to eager anticipation. Depending on your financial situation, it could be a complicated process. â€‹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 â€‹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