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Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own Taxes Anymore

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 11: You’ve probably heard some variation of this: You wouldn’t do your own brain surgery, so why would you do your own taxes if you’re also not a tax expert? Plenty of accountants agree that you shouldn’t do your own taxes, said Dave Du Val, chief customer advocacy officer at tax audit defense firm TaxAudit. Be Prepared: All the New Numbers You Need To Know for Planning Ahead on Taxes It is true that most people can fill out a tax return on their own or with the help of tax software, Du Val said. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t benefits to hiring a tax accountant to help you. Click through to learn the signs you really do need professional help with your taxes, and just what you’ll get when you consult an expert. Last updated: Jan. 13, 2021

You’ve probably heard some variation of this: You wouldn’t do your own brain surgery, so why would you do your own taxes if you’re also not a tax expert? Plenty of accountants agree that you shouldn’t do your own taxes, said Dave Du Val, chief customer advocacy officer at tax audit defense firm TaxAudit.

Be Prepared: All the New Numbers You Need To Know for Planning Ahead on Taxes

It is true that most people can fill out a tax return on their own or with the help of tax software, Du Val said. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t benefits to hiring a tax accountant to help you.

Click through to learn the signs you really do need professional help with your taxes, and just what you’ll get when you consult an expert.

Last updated: Jan. 13, 2021

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