Can You Do Your Own Taxes?

Daniel Penzing
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When You Should DIY Your Taxes

You can save yourself some money by doing your own tax return. But how difficult is the process, and how long will it take? All DIY tax software will take you through a series of questions, to make sure you don’t miss a thing. It’s simple, no experience is needed and it is free to sign up to check what you may be eligible for.

Here is a breakdown of what is included in the process:

  • Forms
  • A guide on how to fill them in

When It’s Time to Hire an Accountant

If you haven’t spent a lot of time with taxes, and you’re not a fan of complicated spreadsheets, math, and all things “numbers,” doing your taxes may not be your idea of fun. But can you do your own taxes?

Doing taxes can feel overwhelming to even the most organized among us. It’s a huge task that feels like the deadline is always bearing down on you and there’s just too much to think and do.

But not everyone has to have an accountant do his or her taxes (assuming they do them at all). Let’s take a closer look at why most people hire an accountant and try to figure out what tax-filing situations are better suited for an accountant and what others are better left to do on your own.

You may decide that hiring an accountant is really worth it if you’re thinking you can do your taxes but just want someone to check them over and make sure everything looks right. If you’ve never done your taxes before, doing them yourself for the first time is likely not the best idea. You may even feel that you don’t know enough to even make mistakes when filing.