Why You Really Need to Use a Tax Professional

Preparing your own taxes is a really brave thing to do. It requires a certain amount of confidence to take on a powerful institution like the Internal Revenue Service; the kind of institution that has the ability to ruin your finances and drag you down into the depths of a time-consuming audit.

But most people these days aren’t really filing their taxes themselves—they’re using software programs that guide them along and summarize the process for them. While this can speed things up, electronic filing services aren’t really prepared to cater to your specific tax needs. They have a kind of one-size-fits-all mentality.

Check City offers one-on-one tax preparation with a professional, which is really the best option if you want to get the maximum refund possible, and if you want the peace of mind that comes with trusting in our expertise.

A Tax Professional will save you time

The IRS estimates that it takes an average person 16 hours to complete the tax form 1040. With your busy lifestyle, do you really have 16 hours to spend pouring over your taxes?

With all the distractions of family life, the home isn’t really ideally suited for tax preparation. It’s more likely that you’ll miss an important detail with your kids running around the table, or blasting the television.

Our office offers you a calm place to sit down with one of our tax professionals, where you can focus on the important details that you might overlook on your own. Once we have all the information we need from you, we’ll carry on without you so you can get back to the things that really matter in your life.

A Tax Professional will save you a headache

There have been nearly 5,000 changes to the tax code since 2001—are you sure you can keep on top of all those new rules?

It’s your tax professional’s job to know all the ins and outs of the tax code, so that you don’t have to sweat it.

Changes in your life can have big tax implications

If you’ve recently moved or changed jobs, you’ll need a tax professional to help you navigate the various tax implications these events can have.

When you sit down with a tax professional one-on-one, he or she gets to know you as a unique individual. And then your return can be filed with your personal situation in mind. These are the things that tax software can’t offer you—a computer can never get to know the real you.

Using a Tax Professional gives you peace of mind

There’s a 3-year statute of limitations, excluding cases of fraud or underreporting, for when the IRS can come after you with an audit. When you trust a tax professional to prepare your taxes, you really are covering all your bases.

Don’t forget: Tax Professionals get you more $$$!!!!

A tax professional knows all the little deductions and tax breaks that add up to a bigger refund. You can even deduct any tax preparation fees on next year’s taxes, so there’s really no reason not to seek out our tax preparation services.

Walk into any Check City office today, no appointment necessary, and sit down with one of our tax professionals. You’ll be surprised how much money, and anxiety, we can save you this tax season.

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