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FreeTaxUSA offers a service for $15 that saves me 2+ hours of time, and optionally offers to give me a professionally bound return for $10.

Recently I paid a small business $20 to wash my car. It probably saved me an hour out of my day.

Why is the second business's services more valid than the first? I know how to wash my car, i know how to do my taxes, but I also value my time.

Because the IRS is forbidden from making take less time because of tax prep company lobbying. How much of those two hours are spent giving the IRS the same numbers they already have?

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