During a time where online tax services often advertise the words “file free online” or “File yourself for $29.99,” it is important to remember the value a CPA provides. Having a CPA file your taxes far exceeds the fee you will pay to actually file the return. It will ensure that the return is filed correctly and accurately, that no deductions are left behind, and likely minimize your audit risk. Many times, this includes performing a retrospective review of prior tax returns to locate errors or missed deductions/adjustments that were available to you. You will also have the added benefit of tax planning services.