Almost 100 offices nationwide will be open to answer questions and help with returns. We also have tips on other sources of free tax-return help.
Agency offering carrots and sticks to force taxpayers and preparers to file electronically. Plus, tax benefits to remember this year.
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.
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