The 2019 tax season (when Americans file returns for the 2018 tax year) is the first year that many rules from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 take effect.
For some people, the new law simplifies tax filing. For others, things just got a lot more complicated. If you’re in the latter camp (or not sure where you stand), you may be wondering whether it’s time to hire a CPA or tax professional.
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Thanks to the 2017 tax bill, taxes are different this year—and so are our recommended online filing apps. We think H&R Block Free is best for people whose taxes are simple, without itemized deductions, consisting of any combination of a W-2 job, basic investments, kids, and student loans.