Deciding to handle your taxes on your own, or enlisting the help of professional tax preparation services, often comes down to two considerations; cost and complexity. For those who have simple returns, purchasing a tax software program may make the most financial sense. These are perfect for taxpayers who don’t itemize deductions, have no investments, and won’t have self-employment income to claim. For those with more complicated returns, however, a professional tax preparer is often the better choice. A tax professional will have the expertise needed to navigate the ever-changing tax codes, as well as provide guidance on how to take advantage of tax deductions and credits. In many cases, the savings you receive will often offset the costs of the tax preparation services.
At Tax Defense Network, you’ll work with seasoned tax experts you can trust. We employ licensed tax professionals (LTPs), as well as certified public accountants (CPAs), enrolled agents, tax analysts, and tax attorneys. This allows us to provide customized tax solutions to address your tax needs. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure the best outcome. We also guarantee your tax return will be accurate and filed on time.
Individual Tax Preparation Tips
If you decide to tackle your income tax return on your own, be sure to follow these tips:
Identify your filing status (single, married filing jointly, head of household, etc.)
Make sure you have the correct tax forms
Organize your documents (W-2s, 1099s, medical bills, charitable contributions, etc.)
Determine your deductions and credits
Look over last year’s return and compare fields
Review everything more than once (check for errors and double-check your math)
Be careful mixing business and personal expenses
File before the deadline
You can also download our Individual Tax Prep Checklist to help you get organized. If you’re confused or unsure about filing your taxes, you can always enlist the help of Tax Defense Network. Schedule a free consultation today. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by our affordable tax preparation services.
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Common Questions About Personal Tax Preparation
Q:What Type of tax preparation services does Tax Defense Network offer?
At Tax Defense Network, we can help with personal tax preparation, as well as small business tax preparation. We also offer customized packages to help those dealing with unfiled tax returns, back taxes, wage garnishment, and other tax debt problems.
We employ licensed tax professionals (LTPs), as well as tax analysts, certified public accountants (CPAs), enrolled agents, and tax attorneys. Depending on the complexity of your case, you may have one or more of these individuals assigned to work with you.
Q:I haven’t filed my taxes in several years. Can you help me?
Yes! Unfiled tax returns can be difficult to deal with on your own, not to mention the potential of any unknown back taxes that could arise once you file. Whether you need tax debt relief or just some filing guidance, we’re here to help. Our professionals have a collective 250 years of experience. We know how to handle any difficult tax situation.
Q:Are the tax preparation service fees deductible?
Prior to 2018, you could claim tax preparation fees as a miscellaneous deduction. Due to the new tax bill, tax preparation fees are no longer tax deductible for the tax years 2018 through 2025. This isn’t limited to just the fees you might pay a tax preparer; the deductible is also no longer available for the cost of tax software. If you are self-employed, however, you may be able to claim a deduction on your tax prep fees.
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