taxes -- pay or do it myself?
01-29-2013 09:39 AM
I typically do the taxes for my husband and myself. I was planning to do it again this year, but was wondering if it was possible that a tax professional may be able to obtain a greater refund than I have been able to. Our tax situation seems pretty uncomplicated -- our income is from jobs with W-2s, and we have some regular savings accounts that have given us interest but no investments or other sources of income. We also do not own a home. We paid a lot of interest on student loans -- but it seems like our incomes are just barely too high to be able to deduct those payments. (Although I am considering filing separately to see how that affects our refund.)
Just curious as to what those who have used a tax professional think the value added may be (and what the cost typically is).