I used to do our taxes myself the old fashioned way, with paper and pencil. It’s a great way to learn, and I highly recommend it.
But once you know how it all works, software is great for importing transactions from your brokerage and e-filing.
However you do it, here are tax resources you may find useful.
I use TurboTax to fill out all of the forms in detail since it imports all transactions directly from our brokerage, saving a few hours. Definitely worth it.
Taxes can be complicated though, particularly for expats. If you are interested in getting some tax assistance, the folks at Taxes for Expats have written helpful online guides and have been helpful in answering my own questions from time to time.
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