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Old 01-11-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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I have a lot of tax stuff going on this year. Moved to NC (2 state returns) a home purchase, a home business, etc. I can give my taxes the old college try, but I think a tax preparer might be the better choice.

That said, HR Block charged me a good chunk of last year's return to do my taxes. This year, I need every cent.

Anyone know of any good tax preparers in Cary that they can recommend?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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just do it yourself and err on the side of uncaution. unlikely you'll get audited, and if you do, claim ignorance and pay a small fine.

Edit: I'm not legally responsible if you go to prison.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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I paid some woman at H&R Block $550 last year to basically do what I can do at home. That being said, she DID save me some serious headaches by not depreciating my rental house, which Turbotax was going to do for me when I first tried that. In the past, Turbotax has also gotten me in trouble (and a good accountant not only got me out of trouble but got me $1100 more in the bargain). I am a firm believer that if you don't really "get" taxes (I sure don't) and your situation is as complex as mine (houses in 2 states, dependents, medical bills, unemployment, disability, and all sorts of other fun stuff), it would be foolish to rely on Turbo tax. I used it for years when our lives and finances were simple. No more.

I would really appreciate a recommendation, and was so glad to see the OP's query. So if anyone has a good, honest, smart, degreed tax expert, I'd soooo appreciate the recommendations.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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FWIW I saw a post on the employment board on city-data that the H&R folks get $9/hr plus $30 commission for every return they fill out.

I dunno about you but do you really trust a $9/hr employee to do your taxes? Not to mention when/if they screw up the IRS still says it is YOUR FAULT and you will be assessed penalties and fees, not H&R Block.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Usually my father-in-law helps us with our taxes but last year I needed a professional due to moving from NJ to NC and selling/buying a house etc. and I found a company that was highly recommended on Angies list. Number Crunchers in Cary. Number Crunchers, Inc.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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THanks, maa3!
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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We used to pay someone to do our taxes. Almost $200. We've been using Turbo Tax for the last 4 years. We've had businesses, rental homes, etc and have been really impressed with the thoroughness of their programs.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Cary
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I went to Tax Center in Morrisville. There were very Good. Ask for Max.

I think the addess is 1103 Grace Park Dr.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:06 AM
 
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If purchasing software isn't enough for your situation, get a CPA.

These tax stores can be very expensive and incompetent.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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...HR Block charged me a good chunk of last year's return to do my taxes. This year, I need every cent. Anyone know of any good tax preparers in Cary that they can recommend...
We love out accountants, who are the least expensive and best service I have found in the Triangle, and they do taxes for individuals and companies: Human Resource Partners in Cary 919-467-2428
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