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If You’re Doing Your Own Taxes This Year, There Are Four Questions You Should Ask Yourself.

If the answer is yes for any of them, you might want to just pay to have them done.  If you answer no to all of them, you can probably save some money and just do them yourself online. The questions are…

1.  Is your household income more than $200,000 a year?  If so, you’re more likely to get audited, so go to a professional.


2.  Are you self-employed, freelancing, or a business owner?  Doing your own taxes can be a little trickier if that’s the case.


3.  Did you make money on investments last year?  That usually means the stock market.  If you made a lot of money on stocks, go see someone.  And the same goes if you inherited a bunch of money.


4.  Did you have a major life event last year?  Like getting married, starting college, or having a baby?  If you did, then hiring someone to do your taxes might save you money, because they’ll make sure you get all the deductions you can.

About AJ

Your afternoon host AJ has been in Seattle for over 5 years and SO much has happened in his life since moving here. He and his wife of 7 years Nicole, had their first baby (Max...he is now 2) and they bought their first home here. When AJ isn't on the air, at a sporting event supporting one of our local teams (ESPECIALLY the Sounders and Seahawks) or hosting an event for one of the organizations that he works with including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, Susan G Komen and Washington Trails Association, he is more than likely climbing a mountain! "I love everything this place has to offer, from world-class entertainment, to the incredible food to all of its natural beauty with so many amazing mountains and trails at our doorstep! I LOVE the Pacific Northwest and am proud to call it home and do what I love to do with an incredible group of people."