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News Posted on March 17, 2017

Professor Ventry Interviewed on NPR Regarding Best Way to File Taxes

Professor Dennis Ventry was interviewed on Here & Now, a news magazine program produced out of WBUR in Boston and syndicated to National Public Radio stations across the country, regarding whether taxpayers should hire tax professionals or prepare their own returns.

Ventry said the decision “depends upon your particular situation.” Much depends on the “sophistication” of a person’s return: people who don’t itemize deductions or have capital gains to report will usually be better off filing their own returns—often with the help of free software programs—while those with more complicated returns will more be likely to benefit from professional help, Ventry said.

Professor Ventry is an expert in tax policy and legal ethics. His research interests include tax expenditure analysis, family taxation, professional responsibility and standards of care, tax filing and administration, tax compliance, public finance, and tax and legal history. In addition, he is a member of the IRS Advisory Council, and co-author on the casebook, Federal Income Taxation with Martin McMahon, Jr., Daniel L. Simmons, and Bradley T. Borden.