The IRS loves it when people use ‘off the shelf’ software’ to prepare their Personal Tax because people make mistakes.
Maximize your Tax Refund, file your Tax Return with Professional Assistance
There is nothing difficult about preparing a personal income tax return right?
Just go to the store, buy a program and away you go. It’s easy.
The software is 100% guaranteed right?
Yes it is. It is guaranteed to do exactly what you tell it to do. But what if you do not know what you can claim as tax deductions or tax credits?
Does the software know that you are now the caregiver for your elderly parents?
Does the software know that you had a new addition to the family this year?
How about those medical expenses and the kids after-school activities, can you claim them?
How much? Which receipts do you need to keep? How Long?
A Tax Preparer takes the information you give them and produces a tax return, likely no better than your purchasing off the shelf tax preparation software.
A Tax Planning Professional interviews you, gets to know you, takes the information you give them and then prepares your tax returns. Once your returns are complete, a Tax Professional will then offer you guidance for future tax planning and savings.
For some, it is their greatest fear, for others, a fact of life. The letter from IRS saying they want to review your tax returns.
There are only 2 ways that a taxpayer can be selected for an audit:
We’ll ignore random chance and give you the details for the Targeted Selection Process (TSP).
The TSP is based upon risk factors; the IRS looks for those that are more likely to owe more taxes based upon some specific criteria and experience:
10% of randomly selected taxpayers face an additional tax bill of more than $5,000 while 35% of TSP taxpayers owe more than $5,000 in additional taxes.
Filing online vs. paper filing has absolutely no bearing on being selected for an audit.
The IRS closed almost 1.6 million cases under the Automated Underreporter Program in FY 2022, resulting in more than $8.7 billion in additional assessments. In addition, the IRS closed 295,577 cases under its Automated Substitute for Return Program, resulting in more than $2.9 billion in additional assessments
They conduct many audits on ‘underground economy’ businesses – resulting in additional tax, interest and penalties of more than. 90% of tax evasion cases prosecuted by the IRS result in Convictions!
Use our handy checklist to ensure you get all the deductions and credits you are entitled to.
Files coming soon.