It’s income tax season again. Many of us get tense just thinking about filing our tax returns. Rather than stressing over preparing your own tax returns, consider seeking out professional help. There are basically a few options when it comes to completing your tax returns, including: doing it yourself, asking a friend or family member for help, paying a tax preparer or hiring a NC CPA firm. Unless you or your friends and family members are experts in current tax laws, hiring a professional is the best option. Between the tax preparer and CPA, which one should you hire?