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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Oct 3, 2005.
Got several questions....
Just wondering the point of the poll, or the reason behind it, I mean?
Does anything have to have a point?
Actually, I am taking a tax class right now and was interested.
Of course not. I was just wondering, because I thought it was an interesting poll.
It's only October - it's not nice of you to remind us of something so odious as our taxes!
I use Turbo Tax and have for the last three years.
I love it!
I used to use TurboTax, but now use CaxCut. Both are very easy for a novice to use, and very efficient. I suggest to anyone who does their own taxes to use these programs. DOing taxes used to make me pull my hair out, but now it only takes me an hour and very little headache. And I have a fair amount of deductions (house, business expenses, childcare expenses, charitable donations, etc).
I do my tazes the first week of February, and typically get my refund in about 2-3 weeks.
After a few years of paying a local tax prepared to do my taxes, I did them myself last year.
Ugggghhh, odious is an understatement, Dan!
The taxes weren't the hard part, it was that FASFA form for college loans for two kids.
It was far worse than the taxes.
I'll happily pay my tax preparer next year.
Probably give her a tip too.
I have used TaxCut for the past 5 or 6 years. $20 for Federal and $20 for State (rebated if you buy the Federal. Gets easier every year. I used to do them by hand for myself and a few relatives but it became too much work because they usually didn't really want to help (just hand me papers and ask for their refund)
There are many of these tax programs/companies now who have online services through the IRS website. Many of them offer services for free or 10.00, or have other special deals depending on your income or special filing situation, but you MUST access them through the IRS website to take advantage of this. If you access their main website, it won't work.
Do you have the URL handy, Pamela?
Now I just went there and there's a link for e-filing options: fast and free, but when I went there it doesn't look like the same link we've used. That link might not be up til Jan 1, don't know. Maybe it just takes some more digging. But every year at tax time there is a long list of e-filing option deals to choose from.
Thank you for letting me support you in this way.
I have done it through irs.gov the last two years and it is great. Last year I only paid like 6.00 for federal (which was free) and state.
I used to do my own taxes, and I would use the computer programs ( I can't remember which one), but then it seemed that when I married,the taxes became more complicated and Ed had an accountant do his. So I just gather all the info and receipts give to the accountant and he can find more deductions than I can.