Advocating to Overturn the “Accountants in Employment Act”

by Ryan on December 26, 2007

Call me totally bonkers, but I’m hereby advocating that everyone (or should I say no one because I seriously don’t think anyone actually reads this blog) use Turbotax to prepare their personal income tax returns this year. Only if you are still totally clueless and unable to understand how to prepare your return using Turobotax after trying on your own, should you then seek outside advice from your CPA. I am confident that if you follow the directions step by step, you can prepare and file your own return and save yourself at least 150 bucks, if not $500 or more for some folks.  In the event that the title of this post is confusing, the “Accountants in Employment Act” is my take on why accountants are able to make a living.  This is not real law, but rather how I refer to the US tax code in sarcastic terms.  The US tax code is so confusing, that ordinary citizens cannot handle their own personal taxes, thereby giving rise to the need for accountants.  By the way, I am one of these accountants.  I just find it funny that we create such a complicated rules (tax) system that it gives rise to an entire profession, one that I am a part of.  It sure pays the rent, but overall, the need for accountants just seems odd to me.  Life should just be more simple that having to annually consult professionals.  For the record in addition to doing my own taxes, I also cut my own hair.

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