Hey, you know what’s the opposite of fun? Doing your taxes! We can’t really think of a way to sugarcoat it, but this is one case where it literally pays to read the fine print and learn everything you can.

Here at TheNest.com, we launched a full-scale offense when it comes to getting the most money back on your tax return. That’s right, we took to the boards, interviewed experts, and even translated the elusive 1040 form with one goal in mind: to make tax season less taxing (pun, of course, intended).