I have 2 W2 forms and I have worked only about 6 weeks last year so I decided to file my own taxes so I could spare money by not not paying someone else to do that for me. I told a friend about this and she said that I am making a mistake since the lawyer may add some extra money and I'll miss out if I file my own taxes?
It's possible that you may miss a lot of things by doing your returns yourself. However, there are plenty of free online sites which have preparation wizards which will guide you through the process and most likely do a good enough job for your situation.
If you don't have online access, check with your public library for people who work for the Vista program. They are volunteers who can do your returns for you.
All of this assumes that you are under a certain income limit which is typically around $45,000 per year.
It is impossible to say without knowing the specifics of your taxes and financial situation. There are a lot of refundable credits, deductions, exemptions and other things that one could miss. I am not sure you need a lawyer, but you should search for a CPA or reputable tax preparer (avoid the big box tax prep companies, at that point you are better off with a software package).
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