Just curious on the methods you guys use to file income taxes. This will be my first year and well... lets just say i wish i bought more stuff.. I did a trial run on my taxes without actually submitting it, being my first year having to file my business i felt i should take it to someone, so i did.. i decided to go with a big income tax filing company that i wont name.. after speaking with a cpa earlier in the year and also speaking with the owner of the tax comp. i felt the tax comp would provide the same service for a cheaper price. (She gave me the same details as the cpa) This Tuesday i took all my info from my business, as well as personal w2's to the owner of the tax comp.. everything categorized and very well organized.. she basically just had to key in the numbers i already figured. So 30 minutes later she comes up with the exact same number as i did and now i owe her 350. My main reason for having someone else take a look was to make sure i wasn't claiming something i should't claim as an expense, and to make sure i wasn't missing more that i could claim. After going through this process this year, and coming up with the same number as the tax comp. i think next year i will def. try doing it all on my own and saving the 350. Keep in mind i am a solo op. and do this part time.. I'm not exactly making millions off of this right now. I am currently keeping all of my records on Excel spreadsheets.