Most people don’t like doing their taxes, and when they’re stuck in the middle of it, it’s hard to know whether one is using the right digital tools. Here are three things to note when looking at tax websites.
1. Is There a Way to Reach Out to Them?
Whether through email, chat, or phone support, make sure that the site has some easy way for one to get in touch with them with questions. If they don’t have this feature, a person may get stuck on something that could be easily solved.
2. Do They Guarantee the Maximum Possible Refund?
It’s never a good idea to trust a company that won’t stand by its work—and even though tax preparation sites don’t prepare your actual tax return, this rule still applies. Ensure that the site at least guarantees the maximum possible refund for your situation so that if you forget about a critical deduction, they’ll fix it for you.
3. How Much Does It Cost?
Some people prefer free over paid options because they’re cheaper. One needs to understand the total cost they will incur to be prepared. For more details, call home!