With the emergence of more and more online tax programs, like Turbo Tax and TaxAct, it seems as though anyone can be an accountant during tax season. These programs sure do make it easy to input all of your tax information into their “fail-safe” forms, but many users complete their return, only to have second thoughts about whether or not they missed a valuable piece of information or entered a figure incorrectly. The truth is that unless you’re well-versed in the field of accounting, choosing to complete your tax return is a risk, and with all of the new tax changes, how can you be sure you’ve properly filed?
Here are some of the advantages of hiring a CPA during Tax Season 2018.
Accountants have vast knowledge of the complex tax laws and have first-hand experience with the recent tax reform changes that seemingly have affected almost everyone. A CPA can make tax saving suggestions and can also help to save you money by finding deductions you may not have even known about if you had decided to file by yourself. The fact is, accountants have been in most all tax situations before, which means that they have had experience dealing with any issues that have arisen. A computer program just can’t make certain decisions that a person can.
Exclusive Perks of Hiring a CPA
One of the best perks of hiring a CPA is that they are there for you if you have questions. Although many of the tax programs out on the market today have help features, nothing beats being able to pick up the phone or email a real person to receive a real answer that you can trust. Another perk of hiring a CPA during tax season is their access to more robust software programs that save time filing your taxes. These programs aren’t always available to the public.
Additionally, CPAs can also be hired for various complicated tax issues, including IRS representation. By hiring a CPA, the issue is handled without the client having to meet face to face with the IRS representative.
Additional Knowledge & Peace of Mind
It’s a requirement for all CPAs to attend regular ongoing education to stay current on all tax changes, and this year, we see many changes. By hiring a CPA for your taxes, you can have peace of mind knowing that your taxes are filed properly and accurately. In addition, a CPA can help you plan for the future by helping you fix any issues to help potentially reduce taxes later.
Once Tax Season is Over
Once this hectic time of the year is over, you can depend on your CPA for a wide array of services, including:
- Mortgage refinancing
- Life insurance policies
- Retirement planning
- Employment contracts
- Auto leases
Tax Season 2018 doesn’t have to be full of stress and questions. By hiring a CPA to assist you during this hectic time, you can rest easy knowing that your taxes are being handled by a professional. The experts at Bodine Perry are ready to help you with your taxes. Call (855) 851-8318 or visit www.bodineperry.com for more information.