This tax season has seen some abnormal characteristics this
year. There was a lot of confusion
surrounding the tax legislation, which threw in some extra kinks in delays at
the beginning of the season.To ease the
pain associated with this filing process, Liberty Tax Service offers both
online tax preparation to simplify the return process for people that wish to
do their taxes on their own and the services of a Professional Tax
Preparer. While eSmart Tax makes it easy to prepare taxes online, there are a
few key things it can’t replace when it comes to traditional tax preparation
with a professional:
1. Dedicated Knowledge: Licensed tax preparers are
required to complete a certain number of hours of Continuing Professional
Education (CPE) ensuring that their knowledge remains current. Additionally,
CPA’s are trained accountants meaning they can shed light on a number of
different financial situations in addition to your taxes.
2. Professionalism: Given the barriers to entry as
well as the up-keep required by state law, clients of licensed tax preparers
can expect a level of professionalism, commitment to trade and a dynamic
3. Personalization:Our online software may
greet you by name, but your trusted tax preparer knows your football team! Your
personal tax preparer can understand your tax situation over time and help you
make informed decisions about your finances.
4. Convenience: Handing off your preparation duties
to a professional is easy. After you pass your information to a tax expert you
can focus on your life.
Recommended Reading: A Beginner's Guide To Taxes: Do I Need To Hire A Tax Preparer Or Can I Do My Return Myself? - Kelly Phillips Erb - Forbes.com.