Last year, we used Turbo Tax and it was fine. We have a low income and only had education, student loan interest and charitable contribution deductions. This year, we just have student loan interest and donations to deduct. I bought TaxCut, but I am thinking about going to an accountant instead. I did some contract work that I had to fill out a 1099 for and I have no idea what kind of tax implications that work is going to have (I didn't make much). Plus our income is low. I have no idea how we paid the bills we did and no we are not on any assistance. Long story short, how expensive is it to get help with this sort of thing and does anyone know anything about this 1099 stuff (do I get any sort of form back from the "employer?" I am a tax dummy. Also, how do you find a good, honest and trustworthy accountant? We don't know anyone here so we can't get recommendations.