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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.

Alabama: Regions Bank

Alaska: Alaska Tax Service Inc.

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

Christina Lavingia, Credio |