I received all of my W-2s in the mail yesterday (finally!) and I’m ready to file (and anxious for my refund), but I’m not sure how to go about tackling my taxes this year.I have always filed my own taxes using online software. Back in the day when I was renting and my only investment was my 401(k), I used the super-simple (and kinda cheesy) TaxSlayer. Last year was the first year I was able to write off mortgage interest and it made sense to itemize my deductions - so I upgraded to TurboTax.
I am fairly confident that I am filing correctly (my sister, the business accountant, can easily handle the type of questions I have), but I do worry about mistakes. I have considered trying the H & R Block software (the idea of having “People” as their ad suggests is alluring), or I could hire a tax accountant - I know several good ones from my days as a lender.
I’m not sure what to do - I am still single this year, so my taxes aren’t very complicated - but I’ve been doing them on my own for so long, I think that a second opinion may be a good idea.
For those of you out there that hire someone to do your taxes, do you feel it’s worthwhile? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below, and thanks in advance for the feedback!Stumble it!