Preparing your own income tax return can be a tedious process that can leave you with more questions than answers. Today’s tax laws are so complicated that filing out a fairly simple return can be confusing to the average taxpayer. Also, with the constant changes affecting the tax code that result from legislation and judicial proceedings, it is quite easy to overlook deductions and credits to which you are entitled.
Even if you use an “error proof” computer software program or tax prep website, you still gain from the assistance of an experienced tax professional. Relying on the support of the “just in case” tax expert that might come with the computer software that you purchased can end up costing you much more than enlisting the services of an experienced tax professional on the front end. This is because the advice offered can be limited to general tax issues and it often ends up only being ADVICE when you may actually need professional representation in front of the IRS by a CPA, Enrolled Agent, or Tax Attorney that understands the tax laws.