JohnHD101 wrote:My wife had a small business and we had accountants to do the payroll, taxes, etc. She no longer has the business and the accountants are way to expensive to use for our simple personal taxes. So now for the first time, we have no one to call to ask anything beyond a simple question - like a 10/15 minute discussion. I tend not to be inclined to "research" answers in the code, etc because I may not interpret something correctly.
To whom do you turn for answers/advice on taxes?
If you're doing plain individual tax returns, this is not rocket science. The 1040 instructions and Pub. 17 are your friends. I would also, yes, google. This will often turn up an article in, say, Kiplingers on just the question you need to know about. You can double check in the IRS publications.
I would not depend on the IRS phone people, unless you burrow through to the real experts they have, and that's hard to do. The front line is clueless.
Or post in here (that's allowed, I assume?)