Now that a tax store has enlisted the services of IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence computing to do taxes, one has to wonder if a machine can be programmed to be smarter than a person for preparing taxes. Yes, we know Watson has been programmed to play chess but do you want it to prepare your taxes?
As Mr. Spock stated in Star Trek, season 2, episode 24 (“The Ultimate Computer,” 1968), “Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.” Do you want to trust artificial intelligence to find your deductions or would you rather delegate that to highly qualified people who know the latest tax laws and regulations?
At Les Merritt we have two Waddells: Leslie Waddell Merritt, Jr. and staff accountant Sandra Waddell. These two professionals can do things Watson cannot including asking you questions that were not programmed into the supercomputer. We know our two Waddells are better than one Watson.
When you need your taxes prepared, come see Les Merritt, CPA, and his staff. They can prepare your return to get all your legitimate deductions so you pay as little as possible and will shake your hand when you’re finished. Call today at (919) 269-8553 to get started on your taxes.