Self Filer

Self-filer wants to file taxes on his own to “save money.” He spends about 13 hours filing his taxes.

Source: IRS.gov (Estimated average time burden for all taxpayers filing a 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ is 13 hours.)

Smart Filer

Smart-filer knows she isn’t a tax expert. She decides to work with a tax professional to file her taxes. Besides, her life is too busy to deal with taxes on her own. She spends only a couple of hours gathering her forms and dropping them off at her tax pro’s office.

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Self Filer

Self-filer (who did his own taxes) gets a $1,824 tax refund. Not bad but . . .

Source: Survey of 2,000 Dave Ramsey Facebook fans. Tax software performance varies by individual tax returns.

Smart Filer

Smart-filer gets a $2,615 tax refund. That’s $841 more than the self-filer.

Source: Survey of 2,000 Dave Ramsey Facebook fans.

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Self Filer

How can this be? For starters, the government mistakenly keeps $438 of the self-filer’s money. Plus he misses another $400 worth of eligible deductions.

Source: GAO.gov

Smart Filer

Smart-filer got more money back because she used a true tax pro. Tax pros help you get your entire refund.

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Endorsed Local Providers (ELPs) are the only tax professionals recommended by Dave Ramsey. ELPs can’t buy Dave’s recommendation—they have to earn it.

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*Data taken from survey of 2,000 Dave Ramsey Facebook fans. You may have different results.
Maybe better. Maybe worse. But hopefully better.