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Tax Questions: Who's Your Expert?

KarenL
Employee Tax Expert
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Expert Advice CROPPED 12_26_23.pngAdmit it! At least once in your life, you’ve asked a friend or co-worker for tax advice. It’s okay - we’ve all done it. For the rest of you, who don’t trust your financial life to your friends or work buddies, it seems your choices are limited. You could search it up and gamble that what you land on is correct. Better yet, post on social media! The answers to all of your burning tax questions can be found there. Right?! (Maybe not the best of ideas.)

Between reading dozens of random blogs or sifting through a myriad of responses from social media friends and helpful types, you’re probably more confused than ever. And don’t even try to interpret the roughly 7,000 pages of ever-changing tax code. It’s a daunting task for the best of us.

Exhausted from all that research, you decide to take the “advice” that helps your tax situation the most. That makes sense! As your refund increases, success is yours and all is right in your world! It’s time to book that trip you’ve been wanting to go on, maybe buy that new tech you’ve “needed” for a very long time. Life is good!

Then one day (maybe the day you’re packing for that trip), you receive a letter from the IRS. They’re changing your tax return and removing some deductions you claimed. It seems your friendly “social” tax advisors weren’t really your friends at all. You were led astray and took deductions on your taxes that you weren’t allowed to take. Uh oh! (To be fair, neither of you really knew it wasn’t correct.)

Instead of gambling with your tax refund, what if you got advice from someone trained (and tested) to have the knowledge and expertise you need? Your biggest challenge is simply to figure out how you want to get your personalized tax advice. 

With TurboTax, you get to choose!

For example, our vast and profusely searched TurboTax Community is the place to go if you prefer written responses to your tax questions. In addition to credentialed Tax Experts like EAs and CPAs, you’ll also see our Champions (incredibly knowledgeable tax expert volunteers) ready to help! Bonus: you can ask as many questions as you want and it’s free!

If you prefer the sound of a human voice, our TurboTax Live Tax Experts are available for phone and video calls. With our Live Assisted service, you can still prepare your own taxes; however, credentialed Tax Experts are available to not only answer your unique and complex tax questions, but also provide you with a final review. But wait..it gets even better! 

Maybe you're the type who avoids preparing your own taxes at all costs. If that's you, then Live Full Service is what you need. These Experts will prepare your taxes for you! That’s right, you upload your docs, stay in communication, and your Live Full Service Tax Expert does the heavy lifting! (Trust me, that Tax Code is very “heavy lifting''!)

Still undecided? You can easily compare your options, or start for free and upgrade as needed! Whichever way you choose, we’ve got the Experts!

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