How much time do you have?
Filing at the beginning of February? No problem. That’s plenty of time for your accountant to get the job done. But if you show up April 10 expecting a miracle to happen, you might be out of luck. Accountants are swamped this time of year, and it’s unlikely they can squeeze in new clients the week of the IRS deadline. If you’re a procrastinator, you’ll need to suck it up and do your return on your own.
Filing taxes is never fun but enlisting the services of a professional can ease the process. Decide if an accountant is the right move for you and get started.