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Where is that 2013 Tax Return?: Your Local Guide to this Year's Taxes

This will be an ongoing post covering new tax rules, local locations where taxes can be done, and advice from local experts on how to maximize your refund.

Last Updated Feb. 6

It's time for one of those only true certainties in life.

That's right, the tax season of 2013 is upon us.

Iowa City Patch will be your local source this tax season for info on where you can go to get your 2012 taxes done for free if you qualify for assistance, who you can hire to do your taxes professionally, as well as tax advice from local tax experts.

As for the original question RE: the refund, if you filed your taxes on the first day you could this year (Jan. 30, due to a delay) it should be arriving in roughly three weeks hence. Paul French, a Patch blogger, has already written about the new refund system.

Or as the Interal Revenue Service says:

You can generally expect the IRS to issue your refund in less than 21 calendar days after we receive your tax return.

If you are curious about your refund and simply can't wait for it to arrive, you can get your refund status using this IRS provided tool.

More Iowa City Patch Tax Resources

IRS Announces New 2013 Tax Rates and Standard Deductions.

Iowa City Senior Center Offering Free Help on Taxes

University of Iowa Students Provide Free Tax Assistance Through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

When Can I File My 2012 Tax Return? (The answer, if you hadn't already found out, was Jan. 30, so you're in the clear)

Iowa City Senior Center Offering Free Help on Taxes

Tax Help at ICPL - Iowa City Public Library (offsite link)

Iowa City Assesspr (Offsite Link)

On Tax Preparation Fees (Blog)

Finding IRS-Approved Charitable Organizations (Blog)

Do you like to do your taxes in person? Here are some places you can go to get your taxes done in the Iowa City area. If I missed a good local option let me know in comments.

Also if you have had a bad or good experience at any of these places and want to share, click on the link and leave a review.

Taxes Plus

KJH Accounting & Tax Services

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Liberty Tax Service

H&R Block

Smith Accounting

Moeller Accounting

Greenwood and Crim

Do you have any other questions or resouces you would like me to gather in this guide? Please let me know in the comments section below. Also, if you know of any other local resources that I do not list, please comment about that as well.

Thank you!

Michael Graham February 05, 2013 at 05:02 AM
The past few years we've had our taxes done at Kuhl, Phillips, and Jans CPAs in Coralville. We've been very happy there. http://taxforu.com

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