Higher tax filing costs could take a bite out of your refund

You’re absolutely correct. The cost to file your taxes, especially if you choose to hire a professional to do them, can certainly reduce your overall tax refund. Here are a couple of ways to mitigate those costs:

1. Do-it-yourself tax software: User-friendly tax software is available in the market that can guide you through the process of filing your taxes. Although there is typically a charge to use these programs, it is often less than hiring a professional.

2. Free File: If your