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March 5, 2012 – TaxTalk Blog
You know how we catch up with some of our friends once a year via holiday cards? Well, some of us in the tax business have friends we hear from once a year, too – around tax time. Questions run the gamut from “Can I claim depreciation on my dog?” to “When do I have to file?” to “Arghhh! Where can I get help?”
If you are feeling a little adventurous, you might try Indiana’s free online filing program. This year Indiana has joined the Freefile Alliance, which allows qualified individuals to complete and electronically file both their federal and state taxes for free. Check it out to see if this option is for you.
But, you may be more comfortable having a professional tax preparer figure and file your taxes. If so, here are some things to look for when making your decision:
Deciding how to get your taxes prepared and filed is more than half the battle. And, you’ve got until April 17 this year to get it done. Just don’t put off filing too long. Computers are awfully busy the last week of tax filing, and lines get longer that time of year, too.
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