Post # 1
I’m curious how all of you do your taxes. Self -File or Tax Pro? Do you like it. Have you tried other ways, etc.
Tax Site/ software users – what site/ program do you use?
Also for those of you that use Tax Pros – How much do you pay?
I was doing my own taxes by hand since i was 17. April 15th is like a holiday in my family. You go to the post office and you get free coffee and donuts! Its one of the awesome real life lessons i’m so glad my mother taught me.
DH however is clueless and will pay someone 250 bucks for a simple 1040 EZ form and won’t even blink. He can’t even figure out how to use the website. I had to take over his taxes one year after i got mad at him for throwing away money… He was shocked that i knew how to do them. Its really easy when you just have one income and no deductions! Its a bit more complicated now with the house and needing to itemize – so i wish i could find a tax pro that would just do a free review of mine to make sure i did it right and didn’t miss anything.
Post # 3
We use turbo tax every year.
Post # 4
We use turbo tax. My dad is also an accountant so anyone we run into questions we can just ask him.
Post # 5
For the past two years DH and I have done it the old-fashioned way (i.e., with a calculator) but this year we are filing together and I think we’ll get one of the software programs.
When I was a student my mom would take my paperwork to get done by their guy – he isn’t an accountant just likes doing taxes, and he would charge $15 to do mine.
Post # 6
We have been using Express 1040 since 2010 and there is no income limit to use it – it is free! They try to get ou to pay money to file state taxes but our state lets you do that online for free. I like them, we got a nice 5K tax refund last year!
Post # 7
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I used to use Turbotax, but this year I’m going to hire an actual person because I have had a lot of odd one-time situations this year that I want to make sure I get right!
Post # 8
We pay someone. I swear ours get more complicated every year. :/
Post # 9
@Kate0558: I’m a CPA (but don’t work in tax as a day job) so I have always done my own taxes using TaxAct. Since it’s our first filing season married, I will be using it for both DH and my taxes this year.
Post # 11
I use TurboTax, but by dad is the one who bought it, so I just go over to my parents’ house and file. It is sooo easy to use!
Post # 12
We use Turbo Tax for a small fee. My parents have always had an accountant do theirs so I never learned – but they have alot more money than I do!
Post # 13
I use H&R Block online. I compared it and Turbotax once, and H&R Block got me a much larger refund. It’s pretty simple, it tells you where to go for what information. The simple federal filings are free.
Post # 14
We use a software that’s like $20-30 (I can’t remember exactly how much it is). I think one can be used per family up to a certain number of people, so my mom and I share. I have a friend who pays someone like $60 to do hers, which should be really straightforward!
My firm also has a deal with a company that will cut us a deal on all their services – we can self-file a single return online for $7, download a program that can file up to 16 returns for $21, or get a discount if we were to go into one of their branches. I didn’t take advantage of it last season but I’m going to look into this soon!
Post # 15
Usually my dad just did mine…haha. He is in taxes so he just uses turbo tax to do mine along with theirs. We will probably have to go see someone this year since DH’s are complicated and DH has someone he uses for business and doesn’t pay anything outrageous. If DH’s were less complicated I would just do our own using software.
Post # 16
I have always used a pro, but until now I have sent my information to my parents who own a small business, and their tax prep person does mine with theirs for a small fee. I am hiring my own this year. I have more than one source of income, I itmize, and I’m almost into the next braket for earned income. I want to make sure that I’m doing it right.