(Closed) Tax season is here. What service do you use?

posted 5 years ago in Money
  • poll: What service do you use to calculate and file your taxes?
    Turbo Tax : (59 votes)
    52 %
    H & R Block : (15 votes)
    13 %
    Jackson Hewitt : (0 votes)
    Private Tax Accountant : (19 votes)
    17 %
    Other (Please comment below!) : (21 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I use a private accountant.  But, we also have children, and that makes the taxes a little more difficult.

    Post # 4
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    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My Darling Husband did our taxes, either Turbo Tax or Tax Cut program.  Personally I would never go back to H&R Block they charge you so much for doing your taxes you get ripped off. I used them once and would never again.

    Post # 5
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    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I use H&R Block but to be fair, it’s because my grandmother works for them. She does my taxes every year =)

    Post # 6
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    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I used Turbo Tax, but there didn’t seem to be as many refund options as I know are out there (For example- I know a friend gets deductions for driving so many miles with a community service work, but I couldn;t find that option).

    I however didn’t really have any deductions so it worked well for me. I had to pay $27 or something like that to file my state with them, but other than that I enjoyed the free route.

    I did learn that if you have them take that money directly out of your refund it costs an extra $29, which I wasn’t happy about, but fortunately I caught it just in time and was able to go back and change it to say I would pay the $27 for filing state taxes separately 

    Post # 8
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I used TurboTax last year but then a friend told me she got a bigger refund with TaxAct. I haven’t compared them yet, but I think TaxAct is a little cheaper.

    Post # 9
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    3553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I do my own taxes…with a pencil and my father on speed dial. My mom’s a sort of accountant, my father used to be a state auditor, my Fiance finished 2/3s of an accounting degree before changing to general business, his aunt has her CPA, one of FI’s friends is getting his CPA. I know enough people to call for help that I do them on my own. I’m also fairly simple to do I just graduated so I get the student tuition credit, and my student job and current job are with the same company so all my info is on the same W2. I should be getting a nice refund this year.

    My Fiance is a bit more complicated because he moved states in the middle of the year and switched jobs, so his are being done by his family’s accountant.

    Post # 10
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    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i have used taxslayer for the past 7 years, they always seem to get me more money than turbo tax (i still input it to see who will give me more) and its cheaper to file with taxslayer.

    Post # 11
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    930 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @CarpefnDiem:  I have also used TaxSlayer, this will be my third year using them!

    Post # 12
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    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We used TaxAct.

    Post # 13
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    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I go to a private accountant and would never EVER go back to doing it myself or another company. She has literally doubled my parents return from previous years. She knows all the most up to date changes in taxes, she knows me and my lifestyle (so she knows what I qualify for). Best route, hands down.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am a tax accountant.  If those are your only items – use Turbo Tax.  It should be easy enough – its asks you soooo many questions and will walk you right through it!!!

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