Five tax prep apps to save time and avoid errors


It's that time of year again, and just like every other year, I have April 15th marked on my calendar with a skull and cross bones. (I'm kidding.) Whether you are preparing to write Uncle Sam a hefty check or you are anticipating a fat refund, it is clearly in your best interest to make sure that your tax returns are complete and error free and that they contain all the deductions you might be entitled to.

Fortunately, Americans who do their own taxes have more software choices than ever before, and for lightweight returns, there are often even free options available.

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