Many tax professionals are ethical and have your best interest at heart. However, others are sneaky and will take advantage of you every chance they get. Today, we are going to tell you four things a sneaky tax preparer will not tell you so you can avoid being a victim of fraudsters this tax season.
They Are Incompetent
Tax preparers do not have to do a lot to become certified. Many of them do not know everything that they need to know to ensure that their customers receive the highest refund amount possible.
You Could Easily File Your Taxes Yourself
When you do your taxes, you can save a ton of money. However, sneaky tax preparers are not going to tell you this because then they will not be paid. If you have a non-difficult tax return, you could easily go to Turbo Tax or another similar tax preparing software and file your taxes for a cheaper rate if not free.
You Could Get Free Help
There are tax services available to low income earners. However, a sneaky tax preparer is not going to tell you this, as they want to profit so they can pay their own bills.
You Can Get Your Tax Refund Quicker
When you opt to go with direct deposit instead of a paper check, you will receive your tax refund quicker. Some sneaky tax preparers will leave this out for unknown reasons.
With tax time, come fraudsters with all types of schemes. When going to a tax preparer this tax season it is in your best interest to make sure you are dealing with an ethical tax preparer.
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