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Tax season preparation

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WAUSAU (WAOW)-- The Wisconsin Department of Revenue encourages people to file their income tax early this year.  And it's about that time.  So what is the best method to get your taxes done easily and efficiently?

From E-filing to smart phones..from a visit to H&R Block or just a plain old paper and pen.  What really is the best way to take the stress out of tax season? 

With so many options it is hard to know where to turn.  Each method claims to be the best, but not all of them are as easy as they seem.  There is one method however, that seems to truly be above the rest.


66 percent of Americans E-filed their taxes in 2010.  Why?  Because it's easy.

Jamie Sarkauskas, owner of the Liberty Tax branches in Wausau says that E-filing is rapidly growing, and for a good reason.  Tacking those paper forms can be a tedious process and a much larger cause for errors.  But software tools can walk you through the process step by step and even help you receive your refund check in as little as ten days.

The best part?  Some of the time, E-filing can be free.  If you make less than $58,00 a year you can use the IRS' Free File program to prepare your taxes at no cost.  All you have to do is go to

We have the technology so we mine as well use it.

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