Quick: Who did your income taxes last year?
Did they give you great service? Were you satisfied with the result, even if you owed taxes? Did they even know the specifics of trucker taxes and the special deductions you are entitled to?
Very often, I get to speak with groups of drivers at trade shows, safety meetings, and truck stops. One of the most common questions I hear is ‘How do I find a preparer that’s knowledgeable of the whole area of trucker taxes?”
Choosing a tax professional is a highly personal choice. Below are just a few of the questions to ask yourself and potential tax professionals if you’re not sure your current preparer is the right person or firm for you:
As I said before, choosing the right tax person is a very important and personal choice. It needs to be a person that you have a good chemistry with, but also a person that you feel comfortable sharing the full details of your financial life with.
Remember: This is your money we’re talking about. Do your research and choose wisely.