The new year bring a fresh start, resolutions and the feeling of dread that tax time is right around the corner. For tax payers who don’t like to go it alone, there are two main options: using a CPA or one of those big name tax preparers like H&R Block or Jackson Hewitt. Here are some compelling reasons why you should look for a CPA over other places.
4 Benefits to using a CPA over a seasonal tax preparation company
They are certified. A CPA has to go through training in order to get certified. Tax preparers in those big box companies aren’t all certified, nor are they all accountants. Choosing a certified accountant to help you with your yearly taxes will ensure that you get every deduction and account for every piece of income, and protect your even more from getting audited.
CPAs don’t close after tax season. Ever notice that there are tax preparers all over the place during tax season, but they all disappear once the season is over? What if you have a question or issue later on in the year? A CPA is there all year to help with your financial needs, help you adjust tax planning when life changes occur and optimize your plan when updates and law changes occur.
They’re more cost effective. Many accountants are going to give you more bang for your buck. If you think you may be getting better service with another tax preparer, think again. For preparing taxes, accountants and places like H&R Block all use similar software and they all have to file the same way.
They will give you more attention. Make an appointment with H&R Block, and you will see that they take appointments in half hour increments. This means they give the same amount of time each person, regardless of how easy or difficult their taxes are. A CPA can spend more time, going over each aspect of your tax return to give you the best service and help find you the most deductions and eliminating simple mistakes.
Tax season is coming up fast so you need to be prepared. You can make an appointment with one of those big name tax offices, but are you really getting the best service? Your preparer may not even be an accountant, merely trained in how to use the software. A certified accountant can go over your finances and dig deep to get the most money back.
Tax season is stressful enough. Don’t stress yourself out even more by picking the wrong option for tax preparation. For the best service and the best results, choose a CPA to do your taxes. If you live in the Middleton and Madison areas of WI, contact Broyles & Company CPA’s, LLC for more information on professional tax services with yearlong support.