Many Americans are working, learning, and socializing from home, and the tax season may look similar. Many tax professionals are offering virtual tax preparation and tax consulting services to support taxpayers, a trend that is likely to continue as more people are seeing firsthand the benefits of virtual interactions and transactions.
Virtual tax preparation has many benefits other than social distancing, as well. This guide will walk you what to expect throughout the process, the top benefits to taxpayers, and five frequently asked questions about getting tax filing help from home.
Understanding Virtual Tax Preparation
Virtual tax preparation allows you to still work with a tax professional to file your tax return, but everything is done remotely. A few things to keep in mind:
There are many reasons to take advantage of virtual tax preparation services, especially if you have a busy schedule this spring or are concerned about interacting in person with people outside of your bubble. Here are a few other benefits of filing your taxes from home:
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5 FAQs About Virtual Tax Preparation
1. How Can I Do My Taxes Without Leaving Home?
2. Is Virtual Tax Preparation Safe?
3. How Will I Communicate with My Tax Preparer?
You can still discuss all your tax questions in a virtual format, whether over the phone or via teleconferencing platforms like Zoom or Google Meet. Video calls help you get the same level of face-to-face service, so you feel more like you’re talking to a real person. Many professionals will let you decide how to communicate when you have a consultation.
4. Should I Keep Digital Records for My Taxes?
5. How Will the Process Work?
The bottom line is that virtual tax preparation can be a safe, effective, and simple way to get the tax assistance you need when you can’t, or would rather not, meet in person. Remember that it is always wise to discuss your options for digital record-keeping and virtual tax preparation with a tax professional who can customize their virtual services to meet your needs.
Contact a Tax Expert about Virtual Tax Preparation Services
If you need help with your taxes this year, contact the experts at Silver Tax Group. We provide a range of tax services — from tax consulting and tax return preparation to IRS audit defense and tax court litigation — and understand that you may want to do your taxes virtually in 2021. Our team is committed to providing all applicable services in a remote format as needed.
Reach out to Silver Tax Group to speak to a tax expert about virtual tax preparation.