San Francisco's Books In Balance Says to Consider 4 Important Guidelines Before you Take on Your Taxes This Year: To Use a Professional Tax Preparer or Not?

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Even If You Use a Computer Software Program There is No Substitute for the Assistance of an Experienced Tax Professional Reports the Tax Firm of Books In Balance. According to a study released by the US Government's General Accounting Office (GAO), most taxpayers believe they benefited from using a professional tax preparer.

Accounting, Bookkeeping & Tax by Books In Balance, San Francsico, CA

Sharpen Your Pencil, Be Informed!

I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half of the money.
--- Arthur Godfrey

Books In Balance says, “Whether we like to believe it or not, some of today’s tax laws are so complex that what may seem like a relatively simple tax situation can often turn out to be just the opposite. It is often too easy to overlook deductions and credits to which you are entitled or to take deductions you may not be entitled to, only to have to repay them with penalties and interest at a later date”.

The decision to use a professional tax preparer is a matter of personal choice. People use tax preparers for a variety of reasons:

1. They have a complicated tax situation
2. They get frustrated or stressed out doing their taxes
3. They do not have time
4. They just do not know…

The direct benefits of using a professional firm like Books In Balance is that you have a resource to turn to for assistance long after the tax year has ended. You also get a direct access to a multiple source of business resources like bookkeeping and accounting, which are the basic building blocks to all wide-ranging tax preparation, for both individual and business.

Books In Balance explains, “whether you use a professional or not, there are some fundamentals to keep in mind”.

1. Sharpen your pencil. Be informed – if you are not sure, ask questions! Look for professional advice.

2. Do not overlook the possibility of numerous credits that are offered on both Federal & State levels.
3. Organize your documents and be prepared before you start. It will make the whole task go much more smoothly.

Books in Balance is based in San Francisco, CA, and provides comprehensive accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and tax services for both business and individual clients throughout the United States.

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