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Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Online Tax Help When You Need It

If you're thinking about doing your taxes online this year, you may be wondering whether you can find online tax help if you have questions during the process. The answer to that is a definite yes. As a matter of fact, nearly every online tax preparation program offers specific help at every step of the process.

The assistance may take the form of FAQs (frequently asked questions), with the answers, of course. You may also have the option to read instructions directly from the 1040 form booklets. The program you select may even offer email or phone support as part of their package.

Online Tax Help Websites

The IRS, most states, and several online vendors offer tax tip pages. Obviously, you will get the most accurate information from official sites; however, the program you select may also have very good information that will help you to complete your returns quickly. Remember that, if you have a question, you can go directly to the IRS website, or you can call the IRS if you absolutely need to talk to a person.

The refund you prepare online will have a better chance of being correct than one that you complete on paper. Studies have already shown this to be the case. What it means to you is that there is less likelihood that your refund will be held up due to errors. The help you will get from your online tax preparation site will help you to feel better and more secure about your return, and, with direct deposit, you will get your refund in days rather than weeks.

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