by Tony Novak, CPA, MBA, MT February 8, 2015
Almost half of U.S. income tax filers prepare their own tax return. This half tends to be ignored by tax professionals who offer help with filing and planning strategies to reduce income taxes in the future. Some tax preparers outwardly show their frustration at the trend toward self-filing while some CPA firms might more subtle in implying their snobbery.
I'm clearly of a different mindset with almost 18 years experience through OnlineAdviser service. I've been devoted to promoting direct online financial services and the experience of having helped thousands of consumers nationwide to make the switch to online banking, benefits, insurance and taxes. I know that self-serve online financial service with professional back-up support is the way of the future.
If you prepare your own tax return, I can still offer advice or review through the flat fee service that is easier and less expensive that a regular CPA engagement.
So don't allow yourself to feel like a second class taxpayer this year! Feel confident fining your own tax return knowing that experienced professional help is available at a reasonable and affordable price.
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