Most people don't and could easily get free help or do their own taxes with an online service. But if you truly need help, here's how to pick the right professional.
If your wage statement gets waylaid, here's a substitute the IRS will accept.
Be aware that many of these crucial financial documents are now delivered electronically.
While fewer than 1 percent of all tax returns are audited, there's no guarantee you won't appear on the IRS' radar. But there are ways to reduce the risk.
Need help filing your return? Make sure you get an expert who's perfect for your situation.
Budget cuts mean taxpayers who need help will spend more time waiting on the phone.
Reduced funding harms ordinary taxpayers and makes the agency less effective.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
The Fed's latest statement confirms that it won't be coming to the rescue of depositors soon, but these institutions are worth following anyway.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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