National Society of Accountants says average charge for 2014 filing is $273. What are you paying for your taxes?


Turning to a pro: Even if tax software can do the job of filling out our 1040s and all those associated forms, schedules and worksheets, lots of us still turn to paid preparers for help.

Admit it. Yelling at your computer is just not as satisfying as getting an explanation from a real person who shares your filing frustration.

The first step is finding the tax preparer who best fits your needs. One part of that search is the cost of such professional help.




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