By Evan Vitale
Every individual and business asks this question every year: Can I do my own taxes or should I leave it to the professional?
Of course, as a CPA, I’m a little biased when it comes to preparing and filing tax returns.
Using a tax professional:
- Saves you a ton of time.
- You don’t have to gather forms, download them or print them.
- A tax professional will help you if any questions or problems arise with your local, state or federal return.
- All documents are historically files and easily accessible.
- Tax professionals offer good advice and information and are considered experts in tax laws and regulations.
The only downside to using a tax professional, for some, is the cost involved for the services provided.
Doing the taxes yourself:
- You save money.
However, the downside of preparing taxes yourself is that you’re on your own. You can’t ask the $99 tax software program a question and, perhaps, you might be missing some opportunities for tax savings.
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Evan Vitale was born and raised in Marlboro, New Jersey. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Business Law from the University of Miami. Evan is currently a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Evan currently resides in Orlando, Florida where he is an Account Manager within the Alternative Investment Services group of BNY Mellon and provides accounting services to hedge funds and private equity funds. Prior to becoming an Account Manager Evan was a Fund Accountant at BNY Mellon. In his spare time, Evan participates in many athletic activities and is a very avid hockey and baseball player and fan.
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