TaxWatch: Filing your tax returns online? These surprises will bump up your fees

As if filing a tax return isn’t stressful enough, some taxpayers say they’re getting bombarded with pop-up notifications on tax preparation programs urging them to spend more, and getting hit with unexpected fees at the end of the process when they’re ready to hit the send button on their returns.

Tax Day is less than a month away (April 17), and some taxpayers have taken to online forums such as Reddit or tax software providers’ websites, to complain about being overcharged. Their biggest gripe? They don’t know all the fees they’re being charged until after they input all their data and are preparing to officially file.

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