I’m a big fan of doing your own taxes but that wasn’t always the case.
For several years, the idea felt daunting. The way I saw it, the existence of professional tax prep services suggested it was not a job for a novice, especially one with so little experience taking care of “adult” business.
So, for years, I gathered my documents and handed them over to someone else to deal with.
And for years, it worked out just fine.
But over time, I started to question my assumption about filing taxes. As I got older, I started to wonder: is it really that difficult a process?
I decided to find out. We picked up Turbo Tax at the grocery store and I set to work preparing our tax returns.
I’ve been doing our taxes myself ever since.
But what about you? Should you be doing your taxes yourself or taking them to a professional?
Here are some things to consider when it comes to making decisions about doing your own taxes.Continue Reading