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Why hire a Tax Pro to handle my taxes?

Jo Willetts, EA

Director, Tax Resources

Published on: May 23, 2022

“Hire a professional,” is great advice that applies to your taxes, too. Jackson Hewitt Tax Pros know the ins and outs of the tax code, so they can catch missed deductions or credits that put your money back where it belongs—in your wallet, so you leave no cash on the table. You might even get more money than you realize is possible.

What is a tax professional?

A tax professional has specific expertise in tax return preparation and tax filing, so they can be sure you are getting the biggest refund—and not spending any more money on taxes than required. That means your Tax Pro is an expert at the latest rules for credits and deductions.

Every tax professional should have an active IRS-issued Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), solid—and continuing—tax training, and stand behind her or his work.

Turn to your Tax Pro for help in gathering the appropriate documents, including W-2s and 1099s, preparing your income tax return, and filing your return.

Tip: Use our free document checklist to make sure you bring everything you need.

How can a tax professional help me?

Like lawyers, doctors, and mechanics, tax professionals are well-qualified specialists in their field. A tax professional provides expertise in preparing your taxes completely and accurately. Not to mention, they can give you support and confidence in dealing with tax authorities. Here are the best reasons to file with a Tax Pro.

  • Less stress. Your return is in the hands of a seasoned professional.
  • Greater accuracy. Oversights and mistakes slow things down and can cause delays for your return—and your refund.
  • Review past tax returns. Get a quick review of previous returns for missed deductions and file any amendments.
  • Your biggest refund. Professional expertise and greater accuracy find every deduction and credit—getting you every dollar you deserve.
  • Save money. Avoid IRS penalties and interest, which add up quickly.
  • Plan for the future. Avoid surprise tax bills next year and make smart tax-saving moves for future filings.
  • Reduced risk. Minimize errors and the risk of a tax audit.
  • More time for you. Spend it on things you enjoy more than filling out tax forms.

Your tax professional can answer any questions you have about filing taxes, or if the IRS questions anything about your returns.

Why is accuracy important?

An accurate return can mean you’re getting every dollar you deserve, or if you owe, paying only the tax you should. You don’t need to worry about possible errors or penalties.

Make tax season easier on yourself.

What do you gain from working with a Tax Pro? Time. Peace of mind. And often, a bigger refund. All things that change life for the better.

Book an appointment with a Tax Pro to see how we get things done for you.

About the Author

Jo Willetts, Director of Tax Resources at Jackson Hewitt, has more than 35 years of experience in the tax industry. As an Enrolled Agent, Jo has attained the highest level of certification for a tax professional. She began her career at Jackson Hewitt as a Tax Pro, working her way up to General Manager of a franchise store. In her current role, Jo provides expert knowledge company-wide to ensure that tax information distributed through all Jackson Hewitt channels is current and accurate.

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