As tax time gets closer, there are a lot of ads about home tax preparation and each site makes claims about its specific advantages. Therefore, taxpayers need to be cognizant of what these claims are and the effect on filing their taxes.

One of the largest sites is free Turbo Tax 2013 because taxpayers enjoy the free filing of their federal tax forms. Other free sites include TaxSlayer and Tax Act which also allow for quick filing so that you can receive your refund.

Many people struggle with choosing the best site. Factors to consider include if the site offers free support and if there is a charge for supplemental forms especially for business owners. You also have to investigate if there is a charge to have the money deposited directly into an account.

In addition, you have to consider what your specific tax needs are. If you are not familiar with filing, then you should choose a service such as H&R Block at Home that has online chat with tax professionals. However, if you are filing a 1040EZ or if you are familiar with the process, then you do not need to bother with this. You should choose the site that you are most comfortable with. Each has its benefits and disadvantages, so you need to check each one and choose the one which you will be able to work best with.