The 2021 tax-filing season is officially upon us. On February 12, the IRS began accepting tax returns for the 2020 tax year, and the sooner you submit yours, the quicker you’ll get any refund you’re owed.
But 2020 was a strange year for a lot of people, and in light of that, you may be wondering whether you should file taxes on your own this year, or hire a professional to do them for you. In a recent Jackson Hewitt survey, 36% of respondents say they plan to file their taxes online with no help. Meanwhile, 50% intend to use a professional — either in person or online.