Doing your taxes yourself is like playing a video game once a year. You get to a castle and you have to figure out how to get in but now you have a flute and last year you had the sword and the googling begins..."sword last year flute this year," "unlock castle with flute," etc.
You’re not going to be that good, it’ll take a long time, and whatever you learn you’ll only vaguely remember next time you have to do it.
A tax person does this all the time. They are good at this game. They know the rules without thinking and they can make sure you are getting what you’re entitled to and not doing stuff that is wrong and could be trouble down the line. They are gonna help you address your needs today, but also think about how that could impact you down the line.
If you have expenses from being an untaxed freelancer, or a bunch of side hustles, or if you are itemizing your expenses, then we think a tax preparer can help. If you just have a W2 or two and some student loans, then you can probably do that yourself.
Once you start asking yourself, “Can I do this?” or “Is this legit?,” it’s worth seeing someone who can give you concrete answers. They should more than cover their additional costs by saving you money you would have missed, making sure it’s done right, and saving you time.
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