More Taxpayers Filing Their Own Returns

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Thursday is Tax Day, which marks the deadline for Americans to file their tax returns. And a growing number of people are doing their taxes themselves this year even though the tax code keeps getting more complicated.

"The tax laws have changed so quickly and become so confusing that it's very difficult for the average person to do their own taxes," says Cynthia Jeanguenat, an enrolled tax agent in Virginia Beach, Va.

Some people are doing their taxes themselves, because they do not want to pay someone else to do it.

"I just think people should be able to do their own taxes," said taxpayer Kenny Stewart. "It helps you understand where your money really is going."

USA Today reports a government study found that many tax preparation businesses also make their share of errors, and that many people also simply do not want to share their private financial information with someone else.

The IRS is expected to receive about 140 million individual returns this year.

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