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Federal Tax Preparation

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Online Federal Tax Preparation

When it comes to Federal tax preparation, you have more choices than ever this year. Thanks to the wonderful world of the Internet, doing your taxes is faster, easier, and more convenient. Your Internet tax preparation company has designed their entire process to insure that your return is correct and that you pay lowest amount of taxes possible.

When you're getting ready to do your Federal taxes, you should be sure to gather your tax documents in advance. Don't worry, though, if you've missed one, the program will remind you about it and you can just get up from your computer, find it, and return to the program right where you left off. Instead of going to a professional, the professional comes to you.

Federal Tax Preparation Tips

Below are some ways to make the online preparation process work for you:

  • Even online, shop around for the product that best suits your needs. If your taxes are fairly complex, you will need to find a program that supports the forms you need to use.
  • Some online tax experts offer both online preparation and a download version.
  • You can either print out your completed form and snail mail it or you can e-file for faster service.
  • Most online tax companies charge you only when your return is completed and you are ready to decide how to file. There may be a difference in price for each method of filing.
  • Once you e-file your return, the IRS guarantees a confirmation of receipt within 48 hours.
  • If you have a refund coming, be sure to take advantage of the direct deposit option. You will usually have your refund in just a few days.

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