Hire a Pro or Do it Yourself – the Best Way to File Taxes

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Does it feel like you just finished last year’s taxes? Well, believe it or not it’s almost time to do it again. Every year the tax laws and policies change, so each year you will have to be aware of these changes and additions. However, there are some things that never seem to change. With that in mind let’s review some of the top tax tips for year-end tax planning.

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