In Reply to: taxes posted by Jim on February 14, 2019 at 13:21:41:
Preparing the federal form(s) for anyone who takes the standard deduction is, indeed, very simple.
The best news it that many, many more folks will find it beneficial to use the standard deduction now than in years past.
I spent several hours preparing mine his year because EVERYTHING was new in my case, (not just the forms) but I expect that it will take less than 30 minutes next year.
Regarding the telephone support lines: If you knew the competence of most (I did not say all.) of the folks on the phones you would want to talk to them any more than they want to talk to you.
If you are not aware, nothing that you are told on the toll free lines is binding so don't rely on anything.