Right now, we do our taxes with TurboTax. My husband actually does it. It doesn't seem that hard or that big a deal. He claims not to mind doing it.
However, we've had some tax issues recently due to my extracurricular activities. That is, I moonlight at a place that doesn't remove taxes when they pay me. And also, last year I earned close to $20,000 from book sales from Amazon. So between those two extra incomes, we ended up owing a lot of money and I think even had to pay a penalty. We donated quite a bit to charity, but it didn't really balance things out.
A friend of mine was telling me that having a tax guy would help us find more deductions, and ultimately, we would end up saving money. My husband says that's bullshit. That all they really do is plug the data into TurboTax.
What do you think? Should we pay for a tax guy?