Tax Tips: How to Choose a Tax Preparer

Are you stuck on choosing a Tax Preparer?

“One size fits all,” doesn’t apply when choosing your tax preparer. Take a second to imagine this scenario. John is a college student and it’s time to file his taxes for the very first time. Nerve wracking, isn’t it? He has one W-2 statement and a myriad of education expenses that surely affected his bank account. He’s unsure of where to begin and if he should simply file online or visit a tax accountant.

Whether you’re new to taxes, like John, or an experienced taxpayer, filing your tax return can be a demanding process. On top of that, you might be wondering if you should file your tax return online or go to a local tax accountant. Here are some tax tips to consider when making that decision.

Online filing may be right for you.

During tax season, convenience, quality and time are both important. By filing your taxes online, you can complete a self-prepared return by opting to e-file your current year tax return or paper file your prior year return right from the comfort of your own home. Tax preparation sites require you to have: Continue reading “Tax Tips: How to Choose a Tax Preparer”

Considering a tax preparer this year?

Before you pay someone to do your taxes for you here’s some federal income tax advice to remember before you pull the trigger.

  • Complaints about tax preparers were up 80% in five years. This includes complaints for things like late filing, missing W-2s, base inaccuracies, or completely missing or lost filings. The solution is to get help with your filing from a service like RapidTax. You get 24-hour help if you’ve any questions, and you know for a fact that it was sent in on time.

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