Should You Do Your Own Taxes or Hire a CPA?

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Hiring a CPA

One of the biggest questions which plagues many individuals during tax season is the following: should I do my own taxes or hire a CPA? It’s a question that many professionals still don’t know how to adequately answer. In our opinion? You should hire a CPA, unless you’re a CPA yourself and in that case, go for it!

Hiring a CPA can help you in ways which you would never be able to help yourself. CPAs can help you as you navigate through the tax filing process and can also make sure you receive the biggest refund possible.

Here are just a few reasons that should let you know that you need to hire a CPA

  • Do you own a business?
  • Are you unsure how you should file your taxes?
  • Did you recently get married?
  • Did you recently have children?
  • Did you recently experience any other life changing event?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it is an indication that you should hire a CPA to do your taxes. The more unique your situation is, the more likely it is that you will need to hire an accountant to avoid making mistakes. While it may seem like an inconvenience to hire an accountant during tax season, hiring a CPA can actually save you money in the long run.

What other reasons have helped you determine if you need to hire a CPA or do your own taxes? Leave your comments below and let us know about your experience.

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