Should man or machine be your accountant? The old adage that you get what you pay for applies when hiring tax preparers as much as it does when buying tax preparation software.
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.
Thanks to 2013's government shutdown, the IRS will not start processing returns until Jan. 31. If you want your refund as soon as possible, there are ways to submit your forms early.
Free File's income eligibility limit has been increased to $58,000 -- $1,000 more than last year.
Before you buy a tax software package, make sure it suits your needs -- and that you're not eligible to use free online filing programs.
Hate sitting down to do your taxes and then waiting for your refund? Take advantage of these tax apps for your smartphone and tablet to file your return in record time.
The paid programs are better and easier to use this year. Here is a comparision of the three most popular programs and their cost.
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