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Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own Taxes Anymore

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 2 of 11: One of the big benefits of hiring an accountant to do your taxes is the way the IRS will treat your tax return. “The IRS will be more accepting of a return prepared by a professional,” said Mark Luscombe, principal analyst for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. That’s because most tax preparers won’t risk their reputations to claim a questionable deduction for a taxpayer, he said. “The IRS recognizes that and feels more comfortable with a professionally prepared return.” Just make sure you work with a reputable professional with the right qualifications and credentials, such as an enrolled agent or certified professional accountant, Luscombe said.

You Get a Return the IRS Is More Likely To Trust

One of the big benefits of hiring an accountant to do your taxes is the way the IRS will treat your tax return. “The IRS will be more accepting of a return prepared by a professional,” said Mark Luscombe, principal analyst for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting.

That’s because most tax preparers won’t risk their reputations to claim a questionable deduction for a taxpayer, he said. “The IRS recognizes that and feels more comfortable with a professionally prepared return.” Just make sure you work with a reputable professional with the right qualifications and credentials, such as an enrolled agent or certified professional accountant, Luscombe said.

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