- TurboTax: you can do your taxes online for free (federal only) and state inexpensively. If your taxes are pretty straightforward, this is a great solution. Turbo Tax even saves your info from year to year to make it progressively easier every year that you use the program.
- H & R Block is the nations largest tax preparer credited with filing 1 in very 7 tax returns each year. With offices in Park City, Heber and Salt Lake City it is easy to get an appointment with a preparer who will do your personal and business taxes with you, file and have the refunds electronically deposited to your account, if applicable. They even have an “accurate calculations guarentee” that ensures you that if they make an error, they will reimburse you and pay the penalty.
- Private Accountanting Firms: there are at least 7 private tax preparers in Park City that are able to help you with all matters taxwise. As with any professional, they should offer a free phone consultation to answer your questions before you decide to trust them with your financial information.
The best advice that I can give you to prepare for next year is this: create a file for your taxes documents that arrive throughout the year. If you have a business, keep a separate file for those documents. As you make donations, gather W-9’s, collect receipts for tax deductable expenses and receive property and income tax statements, simply drop them into the business or personal files. When it comes time to gather your documents for 2014, most of the work will be done!