It's almost the end of February, which means it's almost March, and that's the month before your taxes are due! If you're someone whose finances are relatively simple, meaning you don't have complicated investments or deductions, you can most likely get away with using an online tax service rather than seeking out human help.
Many online services guarantee that you'll receive the maximum return, and because you're filing online your refund can be deposited between eight and fifteen days! But I think the biggest benefit is that the system will retrieve last year’s return for you if you're using the same service, meaning you don't have to dig through paperwork that may or may not be organized. Not everyone is eligible to use the freefile system that the IRS offers, because it's designed for those who earned an adjusted gross income under $54,000 in 2007.
So, which tax prep service do you prefer?