February 02, 2010 13:50 ET Helps Consumers Save on Online Tax Preparation Services

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - It's the time of year when important tax documents show up in mailboxes across the country, which can only mean April 15 is closer than we think. More and more consumers are turning to online services to help them prepare and file their taxes, and there are more options available than ever before. Given that many consumers feel they will be sending plenty to Uncle Sam, put together the following tips to help consumers save before they choose an online tax preparation service:

-- Save time with online tax preparation: Today many consumers can easily prepare their return online and submit it online to the IRS. Online preparation is not only faster than working with pen and paper, submitting online can help those consumers expecting a return get cash in their pockets sooner. Consumers can learn about tax preparation services from the best companies in one place with

-- Save money with the best offers: This is the time of year when tax preparation companies are looking to attract customers with deals. If there is an offer available for an online tax preparation service, such as the H&R Block At Home online coupon, will have it for consumers. And consumers can be sure those offers are the best available.

-- Find the right service: A consumer who owns a home will have much different tax preparation needs than one who owns a small business. And every consumer has a different degree of technical savvy. The team at has created a chart that allows consumers to compare tax preparation offers side-by-side and helps find the service that is right for him or her.

-- Know who can help: While any consumer should check with a financial professional if they need help or have a challenging return, most consumers can easily manage their own tax returns. And today's online products have resources including self-help guides and access to experts that can help guide consumers through the preparation process and answer questions. In addition, the IRS answers consumer questions about their returns for free, but the earlier a consumer calls the shorter the wait to speak to an agent. The editors have checked out many of the services and have added blog posts with helpful tax information on the blog.

Happy savings!

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