It's that time of year again! We're all working hard to prepare our yearly tax documents. It also may be time to figure out whether or not you should be hiring a CPA to help crunch the numbers. Unfortunately, there's no one correct answer. But, our friends at Coinage are sharing some facts to see which options are best under the circumstances. Doing your own taxes could save you money, as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) can cost around $30 per hour. And, filing by yourself could take less time. If you've got a 1040 EZ, the form could take you under 30 minutes to fill out. Tax preparation software is a helpful tool when you're filing on your own, and will cost you between $30-$60. But, if you need expert advice for a complicated tax situation – like rental properties – you should meet with a CPA. And, the CPA may find itemized deductions that you skipped, which helps you out in the long run. Save more money this tax season by finding the option that's best for you.

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