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Do you recommend hiring a tax consultant vs. doing it yourself using turbotax or the likes? Do tax consultants bring additional value/savings when compared to the risk of sharing your SSN with someone

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I always use Her Block Advisors. Costs more but definitely peace of mind and less hassle for me. I charge for my advise....don't mind paying for the same.

Depends on how complex your taxes are. For basic stuff 1099 and a few deductions easy to go with softwares. If you have lot of deductions, small business etc... definitely go with CPA.

You’re sharing your SSN with many daily , who you don’t you even see or know. That’s not the point here. People hire tax consultants if they have complicated sources of incomes, own businesses , too many deductibles etc. If you have straightforward W2 , a tax consultant will be more hassle and cost. Or if you just want to talk to human.

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