NWR: Do you self file or use a tax pro to do your taxes?

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: How do you do your taxes?
    I do them on my own the old fashioned way - on paper. : (9 votes)
    8 %
    I use the Free- E-File federal option on a tax site. : (30 votes)
    28 %
    I pay a small fee for a tax software or deluxe e-file option of a tax site. : (37 votes)
    34 %
    I pay a Tax - Pro - I get a rediculously good deal. : (20 votes)
    19 %
    I pay a Tax - Pro - It's expensive but worth it. : (12 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    We use turbo tax every year. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    6503 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We use turbo tax. My dad is also an accountant so anyone we run into questions we can just ask him. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
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    2992 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    Member
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    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
    Member
    7070 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We pay someone. I swear ours get more complicated every year. :/

    Post # 9
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    2576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @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 # 10
    Member
    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    turbo tax all the way. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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
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    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
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    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    8592 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
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    2865 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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. 

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