Should man or machine be your accountant? The old adage that you get what you pay for applies when hiring tax preparers as much as it does when buying tax preparation software.
There are lots of different kinds of cons happening during tax time. Some are happening to taxpayers, and some are being perpetrated by them.
These common tax preparation errors can cost you money or even lead to an audit by the IRS. Here's how to avoid them.
Most taxpayers concentrate on ways to reduce their taxable income, but they need to focus on adjusted gross income instead.
Be aware that many of these crucial financial documents are now delivered electronically.
While fewer than 1 percent of all tax returns are audited, there's no guarantee you won't appear on the IRS' radar. But there are ways to reduce the risk.
It pays to listen to the tax pros if you want a smooth and painless filing.
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