If you are treating your writing, affiliate promotions, and outsourcing as a business (and if you’re not, why the hell not?), an important tax deadline is up tomorrow. For Corporations, March 15th is the deadline to either file or request an extension.
If you take your business seriously, which you should, you need to keep up on the paperwork and filings involved. I have been using TurboTax for several years as my tax preparation solution. Before that, I had a tax accountant do my taxes. I was paying between $350.00 to $450.00 for each tax return prepared by an accountant.
TurboTax turns out to be a more economical solution. TurboTax for Corporations is currently less than $100.00 and includes eFiling.
For more complicated returns, or if you have a lot of questions about your return, you should hire a tax professional.
If you do decide to use an accountant, I still recommend using TurboTax to prepare for your meeting with the accountant. Following the interview style preparation that TurboTax uses will gather all of the tax information your accountant will need in one place.
So get your taxes taken care of today!