Taxes and death are inevitability, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for both! Taxes effect you almost every day in the form of sales tax, every year in the form of income tax and even at death with the estate tax.
For the past 7 or 8 years I have used an accountant to prepare my taxes. The reason I switched over from turbo tax or some other do it yourself method was because when I got married The Wife's taxes were a little bit more complicated. Before I got married all I had was a small W-2 income and my student loan deductions...ah the easy days! Then I went ahead and got married, The Wife, was and still is, an independent sales representative (1099 income). I figured for the cost of using a certified public accountant I would get the money back [...]