Yes, and well, there's proof that e-filing really is the way to go, at least if your goal it get your money back as soon as possible.
Question about the "cobbler's shoes" coming up.
Funny you should ask. I finished up last night. In previous years, I've filed much earlier because a) I reviewed tax software and b) we got a refund.
A question from Proactive (nice one!) that we will probably use to wrap up. Sandy, please help us look ahead...
If you're a high-income taxpayer or have a lot of investment income, yes. There's a new 39.6% tax bracket for taxpayers who make $400K or more $(450L and over for married couples) and new taxes on investment income for taxpayers with modified AGI of $200K or more ($250K for married couples). So it's not too early to start looking at ways to minimize these taxes. For everybody else, the big change is that unreimbursed medical expenses will have to exceed 10% of your AGI before you can deduct them on your 2013 tax return (unless you're 65 or older, in which case it remains at 7.5%).