But for some low-income families finding affordable ways of doing so isn't easy.
Thanks to United Way of Eastern Maine people have the opportunity to receive free tax preparations and assets coaching until April.
President and CEO, United Way of Eastern Maine, Shirar Patterson said "It's a really great way to give back to the community. Last year our free tax preparation brought more than $4 million back to Eastern Maine."
United Way of Eastern Maine is also in need of volunteers to be able to provide these free services to those in need.
For more information, visit their website at unitedwayem.org.