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Registered: ‎04-27-2012
taxes -- pay or do it myself?

Hi all, 

I typically do the taxes for my husband and myself.  I was planning to do it again this year, but was wondering if it was possible that a tax professional may be able to obtain a greater refund than I have been able to.  Our tax situation seems pretty uncomplicated -- our income is from jobs with W-2s, and we have some regular savings accounts that have given us interest but no investments or other sources of income.  We also do not own a home.  We paid a lot of interest on student loans -- but it seems like our incomes are just barely too high to be able to deduct those payments.  (Although I am considering filing separately to see how that affects our refund.)


Just curious as to what those who have used a tax professional think the value added may be (and what the cost typically is).