Do You Need an Accountant?
You DIYed the paint job in your bedroom, Christmas gifts for your friends and your toddler’s Halloween costume. But should you DIY your taxes?
At stake here is a lot of money. On the one hand, you could save money by not paying an accountant. But if you miss a crucial credit or deduction, you could end up paying thousands more than you have to.
Plus, taxes suck. Yeah, we said it. And it would definitely be cool to let someone else deal with them.
Here’s the thing: Some people can actually knock their taxes out in the afternoon with good tax filing software, plus the help of a great resource like, say, our free Ace Your Taxes Bootcamp and our tax articles. And man, does it feel good to know you accomplished them yourself.
So let’s settle the issue for you–if not once and for all, at least for this year. Take our quiz and find out whether you should hire an accountant, or just block out a few hours this Sunday in your schedule.