The agency began processing returns with Schedule A on Feb. 14, but is having trouble keeping up with the flood of electronic returns sent this week.
It's your name on the bottom line, so make sure you find someone who is ethical and competent.
Virtually everyone in the United States is eligible for some sort of free tax preparation help, from free in-person preparation and electronic filing to filing free forms online.
There's nothing wrong with charging a fair amount for a valuable service. But for years, some tax-preparation companies have been squeezing extra fees from people least able to afford them.
Jackson Hewitt sues H&R Block over commercials offering to fix mistakes in past returns.
The IRS is accepting returns and sending refunds electronically. Maybe it's time to do all your tax paperwork online.
Agency won't send flowers or chocolate, but it will be ready to process your return Feb. 14.
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Americans can kill two birds with one stone by filing their taxes and buying health insurance at the same time.
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