As of 2015, several tax preparation companies offer cash advances, often called refund-anticipation loans, to customers. Cash advances are popular among low-income taxpayers who receive the Earned Income Tax Credit and d... More » Business & Finance Taxes

The IRS is able to issue tax refunds in the form of ordinary cashier's checks, which makes it possible to deposit or cash them anywhere a person would ordinarily cash a check of equal value. People who do not have a bank... More »

As of March 2015, qualifying individuals who earn $53,000 a year or less, have a disability, are elderly or speak little English can receive free tax preparation help from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) progr... More » Business & Finance Taxes

Typical tax preparation fees include charges for Form 1040 without itemized deductions; Form 1040 with itemized deductions and a state return; and Form 1040 with a state return, itemized deductions and business income, a... More » Business & Finance Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service offers taxpayers many different types of help, including line-by-line instructions for filling out forms, a free tax preparation service and a directory of tax return preparers. The IRS also ... More » Business & Finance Taxes

As of 2014, H&R Block's franchised offices charge an average of $147 per return for tax preparation, according to's review of the company's annual report. Itemized deductions, electronic filing and filing on bu... More » Business & Finance Taxes

It is possible to file a paper tax return by mail, or to file online using tax preparation software or an authorized e-file provider, explains the IRS. The IRS website offers a number of resources to help taxpayers prepa... More » Business & Finance Taxes