Indeed, the costs associated with getting professional help for tax filings can be substantial and could potentially reduce your tax refund. Here are a few tips to maximize your refund and possibly reduce your tax filing costs:
1. **DIY Tax Software**: There are numerous do-it-yourself online tax software available which can guide you through the process of filing your taxes. Some of these may have a cost, but it’s generally considerably less than hiring a professional and some offer free versions for simple returns.