Doing Your Complex Tax Returns At Home
It's a New Year which means it's tax season. Tax season brings in the New Year and ends on April 18th since the normal April 15th date falls on a weekend this year. Lucky us! We get a couple extra days to get our ducks in a row and file those babies. That's something I need with my crazy complicated taxes. Not only am I a married homeowner with children, I am also an independent contractor and have rental properties. Let me tell you, it's a doozy but if I can file my taxes at home so can you!
Are Taxes Hard To Do?
Depending on the type of filing you are doing, they can be. Having a family or owning your own business can add to the headache. I wouldn't suggest grabbing a calculator and winging it unless you have a great understanding of everything that's involved. Hope you like math! Did you know the IRS raised the federal adoption tax credit to $13,600 per child in 2016? If not, these are the little things you may be missing if you are truly doing your taxes solo.
[tweetthis hidden_hashtags=”#tax #taxes #taxtime”]“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” —Albert Einstein[/tweetthis]
Most people don't file their own taxes because they are lazy and are afraid of doing something wrong. I am far from a tax professional. I don't know the ins and outs of tax law that frequently changes but I can follow instructions and ask for help when needed.
TaxSlayer has OVER 50 years of tax preparation experience so I think they know their stuff. They even offer free live phone and e-mail support to all us non-tax pro customers. Fear shouldn't keep us from doing something that can easily be done ourselves with a little assistance AT HOME. You'll even be surprised at how much money you can save too!
Filing At Home Can Save You Money
In the past, we have taken our craziness to brick and mortar tax preparation companies and were shocked at the final bill. We decided from then on out to do our own taxes online at home. It has saved us a ton of money!
Thankfully, with TaxSlayer, you just choose your level of service and everything else is included. There are no big whapping surprises at the end. Now that's something I can appreciate – a simple, affordable, and all inclusive tax preparation service.
Do It At Your Leisure
Shhh, there's an elephant in the room. Yes, I know almost every Walmart has one of those kiosk type tax preparation places staring you down as you exit the store. Why shouldn't I go to those? It's right there, you say.
I believe many of these places grab any joe off the street and teach them the bare minimum training to get them by. That scares me a bit.
I much rather take my time filling out the forms online myself and if I have questions I can ask a real tax professional. TaxSlayer even has an AMAZING error checker that will check your return for errors and alert you BEFORE you click submit. No reason to delay your refund with ignorant errors that those other guys can make.
File now at TaxSlayer.com, it's easy!