How Long Does Tax Prep Take?01.28.14
Did you know that according to IRS data,
on average, a non-business taxpayer will spend a combined total of 8 hours
planning, record keeping, and completing tax forms when filing on their own?
That’s a full night’s worth of sleep!
More complex returns require even greater time
commitment, much of it in record keeping. Here’s the breakdown based on form
- 1040: 16 hours
- 1040A: 7 hours
- 1040EZ: 4 hours
Plus, according to the IRS
5% of folks who file on their own have errors on their returns, more than
triple the rate of those prepared by professionals. So, if 250 million
Americans file a tax return, that's 5 million returns with an error.
Talk about losing sleep!Accurate returns
in less than an hour
Jackson Hewitt can help you rest easier. On average,
Jackson Hewitt will complete your return in less than an hour. Plus, at Jackson
Hewitt, every paid return comes with an Accuracy Guarantee.* So you're saving
time and you can walk away knowing that we stand behind our work.
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