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Penalties, interest add to bill

...people were even aware that they were paying penalties and could take action to prevent penalties in future tax years. TAX SOFTWARE programs generally will figure out whether you have to pay penalties and include that in whatever money might be due...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2014-02-01/penalties-in
Higher-income Americans hit hardest by tax changes

...code are only affecting those of us trying to read it," National taxpayer advocate Nina Olson said in an interview. Tax software makes a lot of those complexities invisible to the average taxpayer. As a result, taxpayers might not realize they're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-30/higher-income-americans-hi
Many tax credits renewed for 2012

...software programs or tax guides, before filing returns.More than 90 percent of taxpayers go to a tax preparer or use tax software to file their returns, estimated Jim Buttonow, a 20-year IRS veteran who is now vice president of products for New...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-27/many-tax-credits-renewed-2
Tax preparers to face new regulation, IRS scrutiny

...stop "scam artists" who prey on low-income taxpayers. More than 80 percent of taxpayers use a paid tax preparer or tax software to complete their yearly returns. However, paid tax preparers are unregulated in many states, unless they are also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/05/bus_561951.shtml
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Filing electronically speeds refund

...That group is diminishing rapidly." Other people buy tax software, fill out the forms on the computer, then print it...to expand its Free File program, and some of the the tax software companies are eliminating fees. TurboTax, for example...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/25/bus_508911.shtml
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Push made for electronic tax returns

...electronic tax administration, told lawmakers he believed Congress had made it clear "that IRS should stay out of the tax software preparation business." To encourage taxpayers to put away their pencils and type at their keyboards, the IRS entered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/13/fin_77339.shtml
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Do-It-Yourself tax programs take hold

...over the prior year. Judging by tax software sales, millions more Americans...a home-computer tax program. Tax software is a hot market. Intuit says TurboTax...booming. The popularity of home tax software is a far cry from its early days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/07/fin_53284.shtml
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Search around in looking for trustworthy tax preparer

...will get assistance from a professional tax preparer or tax software when filing their taxes this year. Better Business...percent of Americans enlist the help of a tax preparer or tax software when filing their taxes. Unfortunately, BBB receives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2010-02-21/search-aroun
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Refunds improve in early filings

...IRS also said it's seen an uptick in tax returns filed electronically, with strong growth among individuals using tax software to file from home. The nation's tax collectors estimate that, for the first time, more than half of individual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/03/bus_445990.shtml
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Last-minute tax filing begins

...mathematical errors," he said. Late do-it-yourself filers can cut down their miscalculations by using computer tax software or e-filing, Mr. Erickson said. Less than 1 percent of e-filed returns have mathematical errors, compared with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/13/bus_412053.shtml
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