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Discussion in 'Money Talk$' started by SaggyWoman, Sep 5, 2007.
If you do your tax returns on line, which software do you prefer using?
I have used TurboTax for several years.
I used H & R Block's online software for several years, then a couple of years ago gave TurboTax a try.
I couldn't recommend one over the other, because to me it seemed like they both made it pretty simple to file our taxes, even when we had a lot of deductions, sale of stock, etc.
I have used both web based and / or downloaded software for my taxes for the last 9 years. For the last four years I have used Tax Act, three of those years the web version, but I couldn't get it to work on my computer this past year so I had to download the software.
All of the tax programs work the same. You answer a series of questions about your income and deductions, and depending upon your answers you may be asked more questions and have to input dollar amounts.
Always review the final tax form BEFORE you file. You are responsible for the content of the form.
Turbo Tax all the way.
I'm pretty sure that if you have your taxes prepared by one of the well-known places like H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Liberty, etc., they basically do the same thing. They ask you the questions, you answer, and they enter your information into basically the same type software as what you can find online.
I did taxes for hundreds of clients while working for a CPA for 2 years and found TurboTax to be excellent. The constant updates and support was beyond our expectations.
What kind of work do you do now?
HA. I was in ministry for 11 years and now work for a Prescription Benefit company.
I used TAXACT for the last four or five years because I couldn't get TurboTax or TaxCut to do the clergy taxes right. I think they assume that all clergy have opted out of SS and I never could figure it out otherwise. TaxAct I found to be cheaper and seemed to do the job.
Who knows. I may have been way overpaying. I had a dear brother here on the board volunteer to look at my taxes and see if they looked right, but stupid me failed to take him up on the offer.
I have always done it myself because 1) I am too cheap to pay and 2) I am not sure I trust them to know clergy tax law that well.
I have used the Liberty sight for several years to do a number of people's taxes--found it to be cheaper.
I have also used Tax Slayer, and two others that I can't remember, but I only used them for one person each.
I like using Drake software, but I wasn't sure which online service was Drake.
We've used Tax Act for the last two years.
The first time, I figured it on Tax Act, then found another online program and figured it there just to check the results. They were the same.
Tax Act was free for the Federal, and less than $20 for the State.