Government statistics assert upwards of 71 million taxpayers find professional tax preparation immeasurably beneficial.
The “immeasurable benefits” include an array of deductions and credits that potentially add up to large returns. Tax laws are so numerous and so stupefying, only a seasoned, trained professional can navigate them effectively and score the maximum return for a filer. Tax-filing computer software, contrary to its popularity, has its drawbacks, namely because software cannot duplicate the face-to-face interactions that invariably allow an experienced tax pro to get filers the absolute max they are entitled to.
Despite how simple and promising the leading online tax prep software seems, it will never replace live person-to-person tax preparation and planning, accounting and a tax pro’s hands-on wisdom. Also, most online or boxed software entails extra filing fees. Why not give this fee to a tax pro in exchange for a larger return?