They're due in less than a month, and you haven't started your taxes?

Don't fret.

Most people don't need a CPA or to rush out and buy tax software. Just Google "tax filing reviews 2012." Several good websites compare the top online tax programs, but here's the best site: tax-software-review

.toptenreviews.com.

The easy-to-read spreadsheet at TopTenREVIEWS helps you decide which program fits your needs. Click on "Read Review" for a detailed look at any of the 10 programs. Easy federal returns offer free eFiling, moderately difficult ones are $10 to $30, with state returns $8 to $30.

Most review sites, including the impressive tax-compare.com, agree: TurboTax, which now offers free advice, once again is the No. 1 choice, with H&R Block the runner-up. You don't pay until you're done and can upgrade along the way. And this year an iPad app is available, too.

Finished the federal return online? Save money by doing your state taxes the old-fashioned way, with pencil and paper.


SITE tax-software-review.toptenreviews.com

DESCRIPTION Compare the 10 best online tax preparation sites

TARGET AUDIENCE Those who want the convenience of doing their own taxes at home

BOTTOM LINE Take control of your taxes and save money at the same time.

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