Many vendors now provide tax preparation software which ordinary people can use to prepare their tax returns. Several factors can determine whether it is advisable for you to use such software or not. This article discusses some situations in which you would be better off hiring a professional to prepare your tax returns.
You Face a Complex Tax Situation
People with complex tax situations, such as those who have multiple investments and qualify for several tax deductions, may be better served by a professional instead of trying to use tax preparation software.
If you have worked a lifetime to build up a successful business, then you may be reaping the rewards of your success as you steer the organisation towards further growth. While you may be caught up in the day-to-day operation of it all and be fairly happy with not just current business but future trends, are you overlooking something very important that could cause you significant issues in the future? In particular, do you have a plan in place for the takeover of the business when you're not around?