DIY Taxes: 5 Reasons You Should File Online

DIY taxes

The information in this article is up to date through tax year 2019 (taxes filed in 2020).

We live in an age of DIY. Many things that used to require a professional can now be done yourself. From home improvements to car repairs to cake decorating, there’s a way to do it all. Not only do you get a sense of satisfaction from accomplishing the task yourself, you also save money in the process.  

Filing your taxes is no different. When you lean on TaxSlayer, you can be confident that you’re getting your maximum refund – and you don’t have to pay a professional to do it for you. Here are 5 reasons why you should do your taxes yourself on TaxSlayer.

1. It’s more accurate

With TaxSlayer, calculations on your tax return are automatic, which means you don’t have to worry about doing the math. We also help you fill out your forms by asking simple questions. Then we complete the form with your answers. Simply put, electronic filing is efficient and reduces paperwork. And with TaxSlayer, you’re guaranteed to get your maximum refund. 

2. You’ll save money

Paying a tax preparer to do your taxes can cost hundreds of dollars. With TaxSlayer, you may qualify for a free federal return or pay only a small fee for more advanced features. Either way, filing your taxes online is much more affordable than hiring someone else to do it. 

3. You get plenty of help

TaxSlayer has multiple levels of support to make you feel confident when doing your taxes yourself. We offer unlimited phone and email support, and there is even an option for live chat. Finally, depending on how much additional assistance you need, you can always choose to speak with a professional about your personal tax questions. 

4. Your information is saved year after year

We make it easy to come back. Your return is saved in your account from one year to the next so you can avoid the hassle of entering it over again. When you go to file your taxes, you can review your information from last year. Then decide to do your taxes the same way or use that information to improve how you file. 

5. You decide how your taxes will go

When filing your taxes yourself, you get to call the shots. Choose how to pay your taxes or how to receive your refund. Decide whether to itemize or take the standard deduction. Choose which credits and deductions to take, or let TaxSlayer do the work for you with our deduction guide. The power is all yours.

This article is intended to provide general information to the public and does not provide personalized tax, investment, legal, or business advice. You should seek the assistance of a professional for advice on taxes, investments, and any other financial, legal, or business matter pertinent to your individual situation.

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