Filing this year's taxes

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What service or software did you use to file your taxes this year?

  1. HR Block or their software

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    11.8%
  2. Jackson Hewett

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  3. Liberty or their software (ezsmart tax)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. A private/locally owned tax chain

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  5. A private/locally owned tax office

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    17.6%
  6. Turbo tax

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    41.2%
  7. I went to IRS.gov and picked one.

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  8. I did it by hand.

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  9. Other

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  10. I am not filing my tax returns this year.

    0 vote(s)
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  1. SaggyWoman

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    What service or software did you use this year to file your taxes?
     
  2. JamieinNH

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    Turbo Tax online for me..

    It's easy, I like their interface, it's free and I have already gotten my refund.

    No, I didn't "stimulate" the economy.... I paid off some debts and now only have $700 more to go and I will be debt free!! Yeah!
     
  3. SaggyWoman

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    Woo Hoo! Yippee!:thumbs:
     
  4. JamieinNH

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    Yeah, it feels great to be almost out of debt! When I started my company in 2003 I was $30,000 in debt... now down to $700.
     
  5. Steven2006

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    I hit other, I use the same CPA that I use throughout the year for a number of things.
     
  6. Steven2006

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    Good for you, what type of business did you start?
     
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    I started an answering service. We started it in 2003 and sold the clients for a profit in 2006. It was a lot of work, but I miss it sometimes.. :)
     
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    Good for you. If you miss it you should start another business. I started three before I finally cashed out and retired. And although it's not likely, I wouldn't entirely rule out doing it again for a challenge and some fun.
     
  9. JamieinNH

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    Well I have been pondering another business. I am not sure the time is right as I am going through some troubles now, I am taking classes to become a pastor or at the very least better equipped to spread the Word. So I have a lot going on now, but it does come to mind once in a while..
     
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    I do it myself using TaxAct. Best tax prep software there is. You can file online for free at their website. However, before I do that I do it by hand to make sure everything jives.
     
  11. SaggyWoman

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    I have done quite a few on Taxslayer for free because it is free. I have used taxact too, and liked it.

    I have used esmart, but it has become tedious.
     
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    I don't use software to file my taxes. I do it all by hand.

    One year I used H&R Block to file my taxes just so I could get my money quicker, but that was a waste. They told me that I was able to get my money within 2 to 3 days, but then later made me wait 2 to 4 weeks. By that time I wasn't urgently needing the money. The other thing I didn't like was they couldn't just do my federal taxes. They had to do both federal & state. As a result, I ended up paying $40.00 to the state, $50.00 to $75.00 to H&R Block, & then I got the rest of the money (which was a little over $500.00). They didn't find any extra deductions that I could claim either.

    I have learned to make sure that I am not in a pinch when I file my taxes. I will definetely never use a tax service again.
     
  13. SaggyWoman

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    BigBossman;

    You may or may not know this. You can go to the www.irs.gov website and go to the freefile section. If you, for example, use Taxslayer, if you meet the criteria, you can efile for free (of course, if you put your checking account info in, once accepted, you can get your money in 8 to 15 days). If you don't meet the criteria, the only cost is around $10 to efile. Of course this isn't for you if you need someone to do your taxes.
     
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    bump it up.
     

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