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Savvy Community: Should I Use Turbo Tax or Hire an Accountant?

This post was shared by reader PureGrace in our How Do You Save? group.

I'm getting ready to do my taxes and they are pretty easy.  I want to get the maximum refund especially since I moved this year to a city that requires you to pay additional taxes.

Which is better, using Turbo Tax or Hiring an Accountant?

A friend recommended an accountant that always gets her a couple thousand dollars back each year that costs $175.  Turbo Tax is a lot cheaper but I'm worried that because it is so general it might miss something that could give me a bigger refund.


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