You might need a tax professional if…By: National Association of Tax Professionals
January 24, 2023

While all taxpayers could benefit from the help of a knowledgeable, qualified tax professional, some taxpayers have a simple enough tax situation where they could file on their own if they feel comfortable doing so.

Here’s a handy flowchart to help you determine if you should consider taking on the task of preparing and filing your taxes on your own. However, if you have any questions or issues as you’re preparing your returns this tax season, NATP (the National Association of Tax Professionals) has a tool to help you find a preparer near you.Infographic ShouldYouUseaTaxPro

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penAbout National Association of Tax Professionals

The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) is the largest association dedicated to equipping tax professionals with the resources, connections and education they need to provide the highest level of service to their clients. NATP is comprised of over 23,000 leading tax professionals who believe in a superior standard of ethics and exemplify professional excellence. Members rely on NATP to deliver professional connections, content expertise and advocacy that provides them with the support they need to best serve their clients. The organization welcomes all tax professionals in their quest to continually meet the needs of the public, no matter where they are in their careers.

The NATP headquarters is located in Appleton, WI. To learn more, visit

Information included in this article is accurate as of the publish date. This post is not reflective of tax law changes or IRS guidance that may have occurred after the date of publishing. All taxpayer circumstances are different, and NATP recommends contacting research services if you have specific questions about your clients’ tax situations.

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