How to Do Your Own Taxes  (and Save some Money!)

Your first step is to gather all your tax forms. If you work as an employee, you’ll get a W-2 from any jobs you have.

Organize Your Tax Forms

After you have everything you need to file your, consider your tax status. Your status can make a difference in your tax liability.

Know Your Status

Look at Deductions and Credits

Next, you can look at the available tax deductions and tax credits.

One of the most important things to consider, is what method to use to do your taxes. Doing your own taxes can seem complicated, but some methods can make things easier.

Choose Your Method

One of the easiest ways to do your taxes is to use online tax software. Popular programs include TurboTax, H&R Block and TaxAct.

Online Tax Software

If you don’t want to have to pay to file taxes but want to do them on your computer, you can use fillable forms on the IRS website. The forms have instructions to help you fill out the forms correctly.

IRS Online Forms

Ask for Tax Help


If you decide to pay for online tax software, such as TurboTax, you will have access to specialists who can answer many of your questions.

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