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InTheBlack™ Success Clinic: DIY Tax Programs — One Size Fits All?

Published on: 01/16/2016

Like it or not tax season is here and many individuals will choose the “do-it-yourself” option versus seeking the help of a professional tax preparer. NumberCrunchers Business & Financial Services warns that “do-it-yourself” is not right for everyone. On Saturday, February 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the firm will present its first 2016 InTheBlack™ Success Clinic, “DIY Tax Programs — One-Size Fits All?” The seminar will provide tips on how to determine if DIY is the best choice versus seeking out a professional, the pros and cons of various providers and tricks/traps to look out for when preparing your own returns.

“Everyone’s tax situation is unique; many of the “do-it-yourself” tax programs are very basic and might not cover every eligible deduction. You’d be amazed at the tax savings a professional can uncover just in conversation. The law changes every year and in some cases tax programs may not be current and may not be sophisticated enough to address your unique situation. It’s important to do a little homework,” said Paula Williams, Enrolled Agent and principal with NumberCrunchers.

DIY Tax Programs — One-Size Fits All? will cover:
• the best software tax programs (what’s current);
• how to research new tax laws;
• how to research eligible deductions;
• how to ask for help (tax program help line)
• the pros of DIY tax returns; and
• the cons of DIY tax returns

The seminar will be held at the US Bank Building at 1445 East Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley, Suite 301 Room W. Admission for the seminar is $20 per person; receive a $5 discount with the donation of doggie toys and/or treats for Ventura County Animal Services. To register for the seminar call Dee Boyd at 805-660-3658; attendees may also register the day of the event, however seating is very limited. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Each attendee will receive handout materials and have the opportunity to win some great door prizes.