Three Signs You Need to Hire an Accountant for Your Taxes

Three Signs You Need to Hire an Accountant for Your Taxes

As tempting as it is to save money by doing your taxes on your own (or with a little help from software), there are times when it makes more sense to just pay an accountant. I used to do my taxes completely on my own, and then I added tax prep software when things started getting serious. After a few years I realized that I needed a little more help. Here are the 3 signs that led me to hire an accountant for my taxes.

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Tax Time Checklist

Tax Time Checklist

A new year is underway, and the IRS is officially accepting tax returns starting January 21, 2014. It’s time for you to get organized and figure out what you need to do in order to create a smoother situation this year. Here is a tax time checklist that can help you avoid the stress and rushing around that often comes with tax season.

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Online Sales Tax: What’s the Deal?

Online Sales Tax: What’s the Deal?

There’s been a lot of buzz about online sales tax lately since the Supreme Court rejected Amazon’s calls to change the current policy. The last Supreme Court case regarding the matter was Quill Corp. v. North Dakota in 1992, and Amazon, along with some other big online realtors, claims it’s time for an update. So how exactly does online sales tax work, and how does Amazon propose we change it?

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Are You Loaning the Government Money Without Interest?

Are You Loaning the Government Money Without Interest?

For most of us, tax time is like the holidays. It’s a magical time of year when a jolly IRS employee in an ironed dress shirt and pressed slacks issues all of us taxpayers on the “nice” list a big fat check, courtesy of the federal government. For most of us, it’s a small windfall. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why you get that money, or what it means?

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