Tax guide

Preparing and filing a tax return doesn't have to be a trying or anxious annual experience. The IRS offers plenty of tax help online—and even a three-day extension this year, to Tuesday, April 18. (April 15 is a Saturday, which normally pushed the filing deadline to the following Monday. However, Monday is Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington, D.C.) Whether you wait 'til the deadline or file your return far earlier, Consumer Reports' personal-finance experts have great tax tips to save you money and time.

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