Richard1022 Wrote: I'm wondering if it's more beneficial for me to file my taxes online or with a tax professional. Are tax professionals better at finding certain deductions that I might be eligible for or do the tax websites do a pretty good job of making sure I can get all the deductions I'm eligible to get? I am just trying to figure out if I should pay the money to pay a professional to do my taxes or do them myself for free through one of the tax websites.
J.K.Logic Wrote:What type of paperwork are you filing? If you are filing just a W2 and that's it, I would do that myself. Save yourself the $100 bucks or so it will cost a tax pro to file it for you. That filing is very easy and straight forward. But if you are self-employed (1099 form(s)) or if you have several other forms to fill out like real estate, stocks, investments, etc., it might be beneficial to have a pro at least sit down and walk you through the process. I think its worth it to see it done right, at least once. And maybe the next year you can do it more easily yourself too.