I’m an independent contractor who typically does my own taxes since I really don’t have a lot of assets or crazy deductibles to factor in. However, I just inherited money from a relative, and now I’m unsure of how to factor that properly into my taxes. I’m worried I’m going to screw something up and get audited. I figure this would be something a tax consultant could help me with.
If a tax consultant does your taxes, will he/she also deal with any issues that could arise such as an audit? Or do they just prepare your taxes and let you handle the rest? I would love to be able to just do my taxes myself online, since it’s so easy, but do others recommend using a tax consultant in my case? Is it worth it?