You may have bought a box and prepared your own tax return in the past. However, for 2013, you might want to consider hiring a CPA to prepare your tax return.
We will not just take your numbers and enter them on a tax form. Our role as your CPA goes beyond providing you with just a tax return. We will ask questions. We will answer your questions. We will explain the complex so you understand what your numbers mean.
We will help you navigate the maze of forms, requirements, deadlines, and constantly changing tax laws so that you can be confident you’ve made the right decisions.
When choosing a tax professional, make sure they:
■ Have obtained a current year PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number). Otherwise, they are ineligible to prepare your income tax returns. (Tammy and I each have a PTIN.)
■ Have attended continuing education tax courses so they know the newest year’s rules. (An Indiana CPA must take 120 hours of accounting, tax and ethics classes in a 3-year period to maintain her CPA license.)
■ Have a quality control process within their business so that your return will be checked for errors. (Our office reviews each and every tax return for completeness and accuracy.)
■ Can eFile your returns so that your refund, if any, will be returned faster. (We provide efiling and direct deposit at no additional cost.)
■ Are available year round to answer your questions. (We are on the job year round ready to help you.)
When you call a CPA, we answer the phone. We will answer your tax questions. If you receive an IRS notice, we will respond to it.
So, before you buy a box, or print forms from the IRS website, hire a CPA. We will prepare a complete and accurate tax return, answer your questions, and fight for you.