05 Apr Why Choose an Accounting Firm Instead of a Tax App
Why Should I Use an Accounting Firm When a Tax App is Free?
It seems like there’s an app for everything, and filing your taxes are no exception. Tax filing apps may seem like the most convenient way to file your taxes, but this isn’t always the case. An accounting firm can be just as convenient, and they can probably get you a bigger refund. Today we’ll explain why this is the case.
Are There Any Advantages to a Tax App?
While you don’t get the same level of service as you would from an accounting firm, there are some advantages to using a tax app. Perhaps the biggest and most obvious advantage is the convenience and ease of use. All you have to do is download the mobile app on your phone, submit your W2s and relevant tax information, and you’re done. While this is very convenient, it does pose a few issues. If you have any questions about your taxes, for instance, you won’t be able to get them answered directly, or the response may be pretty general. Really, it’s only recommended to use a mobile tax app if you have a very straightforward and easy return.
Why You Should Use an Accounting Firm Instead
Filing your taxes on your own can be intimidating, even if you’re using a mobile app. If your tax situation is even the least bit complicated, you’re better off using an accounting firm. They’re able to do quite a bit more than your tax app will be able to. For one, the tax filing software used is very advanced and more thorough than anything you’d be able to use at home. Also, they can answer any questions you have that directly pertain to your situation. They can even talk with the IRS on your behalf if necessary. They can also help you figure out what deductions you might be missing out on, and help you gather all the necessary tax documentation in order to give the IRS a full picture of your situation. In short, if you want to have your taxes done comprehensively and get the biggest return possible, using an accounting firm is the way to go.
Contact Jeff Pickering, CPA
If you’re in need of an accounting firm this tax season, contact Jeff Pickering, CPA. We can take care of everything for you and make sure that filing your taxes is as easy as possible. Plus, having a tax professional on hand to answer your questions year-round is always useful for tax planning purposes. For more information or to get your taxes started, contact Jeff Pickering, CPA today.