Tax Prep & e-filing
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax code is a complex and heavy burden to both wage earners and our economy. And, the consequences of a poorly prepared tax return just adds to the anxiety surrounding the preparation of income tax returns.
When a typical person chooses to prepare their own tax return, they likely do so just once per year. Alternatively, a professional tax preparer might prepare and file hundreds of returns per tax season that are more or less similar to one another. So, a professional will more likely identify otherwise overlooked tax advantages and be less likely to make an error that waves a red flag to IRS auditors.
A true professional tax preparer will:
> stay on top of IRS tax code with continuous training
> communicate well through the tax year and tax prep season
> help plan for next year's tax return and leverage previous years' tax records
> assure that work is completed timely and your original records returned to you
> help assure that records are properly secured and retained
> be helpful and available under audit
Please know that paid tax preparers are not required to be trained (nor continuously train) on tax code; however CPA's are required, by state law, to do just that in order to practice our profession. Whomever you choose as a tax preparer, please make sure they are a licensed CPA.
I do help others prepare and file federal and state income tax returns on a fee basis. Call me for a price sheet and estimate!
Timothy C. Musholt, CPA
18048 Sanibel Circle
Westfield, IN 46062