It’s that time of the year – time to do your taxes. While some Americans will attempt to do their taxes at home, the majority will seek some type of professional help (about 80% either use a paid preparer or tax software).
If you’re pressed for time or uncomfortable with taxes, hiring someone to do them for you can be a great help. But, just like with anything you outsource, you need to do your homework to make sure you don’t get scammed. Tax preparation is no different.
Here are three things you need to think about when going to get your taxes done. These issues are common, even at major tax preparers.
Be vigilant to these three things that your tax preparer is probably not going to be upfront with you about.