Did Your Own Taxes With D.I.Y. Software? Forget Something?

November 18, 2021
Hosted by Marcelino Dodge, EA

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Episode Description

In 20 plus years of preparing income taxes, I cannot count the number of personal income tax returns I have had to correct after the taxpayer completed their own tax return using “free” tax preparation software. The well meaning taxpayer relies on the interview questions to help them to complete all the correct forms with all the correct entries on the forms. When errors result on the tax return, the taxpayer is responsible, not the tax software used. There is no such thing as “I relied on the tax software” as a defense with the IRS. Such errors often occur when taxpayers are self-employed, have rental properties, or operate a farm. One of the most missed and overlooked deductions is depreciation. What is depreciation? Can this software mistake be fixed? How costly can it be?

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Marcelino Dodge, EA

Marcelino Dodge, EA

Marcelino Dodge, an Enrolled Agent since March 2006, is an experienced tax professional who has over 21 years of experience. An enrolled agent is a federally licensed tax professional who is authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Mr. Dodge owns and operates Cash Tracks Financial Inc., a tax, accounting, life insurance and investment advisory business.

Mr. Dodge has been life insurance licensed since 1995 and investment licensed since 1996. He is uniquely qualified with a background consisting of more than just accounting and tax preparation. He is knowledgeable in many types of employee benefits programs including retirement plans and health insurance programs. Marcelino is uniquely qualified to speak authoritatively on how tax, insurance and investments all work together.

Marcelino has become an Intelligent Solutions Management Advisor (ISMA). As an ISMA, Marcelino now works together with clients year-round to take advantage of tax law changes and to implement proactive tax saving strategies. Plus, by working together year-round he helps individuals and businesses increase they cash flow. He has prepared tax returns for individuals, sole-proprietors, corporations, LLC’s and partnerships. He has been a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals since 2011, and was voted the Lamar (Colorado) Ledger’s People’s Choice Tax Preparer for 2016 and 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Colorado State University in Pueblo.

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