3 Good Reasons Not to Pay an Accountant to File Your Taxes

taxApparently, Americans missed out on $1 billion last year by filing their own tax returns. Perhaps you’ve seen the commercials featuring dramatic warship or football stadium representations of just how much cold, hard cash squandered by taking our financial fate into our own hands. However, before these fear-mongering ads cause you to run headlong into the open arms of the nearest tax professional, let’s discuss why it still makes sense to file your taxes yourself.

Warren Buffett certainly isn’t rocking tax season with online software, but there are plenty of reasons why many of us probably should.

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6 comments on “3 Good Reasons Not to Pay an Accountant to File Your Taxes
  1. As a freelancer, I couldn’t imagine doing taxes myself! I takes me nearly a month just to PREPARE my tax stuff for my accountant! 🙂

  2. My dad is a tax attorney, so I just give everything to him 🙂
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  3. We have an awesome, experienced tax guy who charges a bit over $100 and gets everything done in about 20 minutes. Wouldn’t trade him for the world. 🙂

  4. Broke Millennial says:

    That’s a fantastic deal, but I can’t imagine a lot of folks are only having to fork over $100. If he gets it all done in 20 minutes do you think you’re taxes aren’t too complicated or that he’s just super speedy?

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