There is an important distinction between filing your taxes and getting your taxes accepted. If you are moving into doing your own taxes from someone doing them for you then this might be a new ingredient. A program like Turbotax does this for you. I usually sign up for text message alerts on the taxes being accepted.

One objection people typically have about doing their own taxes is fear of being audited. Turbo Tax will let you sign up for Audit Defense when you go to file your taxes.

If you are the paranoid type this will soothe your troubled soul. If something triggers an audit they will handle it for you completely.

Key Points

  • Filing your taxes is different than having them accepted
  • You can be audited any time
  • Signing up for audit defense at file time will give you peace of mind in case you are audited

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