Bottom line - Why would anyone pay someone to file your taxes for you? With my first small business, 20+ years ago, I learned that I had to compile all the numbers for my CPA, come tax season. One year, I showed up (appointment) and he wasn't ready for me. I sat there and called out all the numbers, while he entered in his "program" and then he handed me my return... along with his bill. The next year was my first experience at using my computer to 'do it myself'. Now, it asks me questions, and sometimes I have to Google and research for a few minutes, but have received both deductions and even better, tax credits I didn't even know existed, had Turbo Tax not questioned me about. example, last year I remodeled a retail business space and learned through T.T. I had earned a "handicapped accessibility credit' on my taxes! hey, I did it because local building department required it before my Certificate of Occupancy, but it was nice to receive a modest credit on my taxes. thanks, T.T.!