WASHINGTON (2/25/14)--Tax filings in 2014 are up 2.5% from this time last year. Yet, of those who've filed, fewer taxpayers visited irs.gov or used a professional tax preparer than in 2013 (IRS.gov Feb. 14).
Tax-preparation software helps you file your returns accurately and with ease. But, without professional help, there still are countless ways to mess up a return. Here are eight ways to tighten up your tax return and avoid extra costs (MarketWatch Feb. 19):
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