I got my taxes done by Ferguson Tax Services last year I felt like I qualified for my tax credits than he stated. I am an independent consultant and after talking to a couple of friends, who are also independent consultants, I realized that I was over charged and that I should have had a lot more deductions taken from my taxes.
For this year I went to a different person and he charged me way less and also, informed me of all the deductions that I could take saving me a lot more money. For example, I pay for my own health insurance, which is deductible I learned in this year, and Ferguson did not deduct from my taxes.
I also learned that my taxes services that I payed for the previous year were deductible, he did not deduct that as well. There are more deduction that I learned about that now I will be able to keep track of for future years so that I will not be charged so much money.
If you are an independent contractor I would find another person to help you because he will over charge you and you will not get all the deductions that you qualify for paying way too much money than you should be paying.