It's April 20. Congratulations. You've made it past another April 15 and survived another tax season. Hopefully, you've had a chance to recuperate and take some well-deserved time-off.

Evidence suggests that you've been pretty busy: Some 61 percent of returns received by the Internal Revenue Service as of March 18 had a paid-preparer signature, according to the National Taxpayers Union. And it seems you're getting busier -- the same group also reported that the number of taxpayers using paid professionals has grown by nearly 30 percent since 1990.

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