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Old 01-27-2005, 02:47 PM
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Who does their own taxes? If you do your own taxes, what software (if any ) do you use?

I've been seeing "Turbo Tax" ads all over the place. With software programs like that, it doesn't seem to make sense to pay someone $300-500 to do your taxes!

No offense to all you accountants out there!
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:53 PM
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I've used Turbo Tax for several years and had great luck. It might depend on your situation though on which software works best for you. Since both my wife and I are employed by a business rather than self employed, and we pretty much have the standard write off and stock investment stuff that lots of folks have, Turbo Tax is fine.

Can't speak to how well it would work if you are self employed or have other circumstances.
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i would agree with mentalpause.... i have have done both and now i go through it myself and then have it looked at by a pro, i guess i like to see how i am getting screwed... either way sucks, i wonder if they would notice if i just didn't file my taxes...
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I do my own because I can't find an accountant that will work the forms backwards!! lol
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I do my own because I can't find an accountant that will work the forms backwards!! lol

that is why i look at it first... i thought i was the only one that did that
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No, we're not self-employed. Is that the most user friendly stuff out there?
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Turbo Tax. It's very easy whether employed or self-employed.
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Old 01-27-2005, 03:25 PM
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I use Turbo Tax online, and then usually try another one (Tax Act) online as well just to see how they compare. They are usually with in $100 of each other. I have no idea how they come up with different #'s but I enter the same amounts on both programs, and they somehow come up a little differently. Turbo tax is the easiest to use IMO.
 
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I used Tax Cut last year after always using Turbo Tax. TT last year included some spyware that would load onto your PC, so I tried the other. I'm going to stick Tax Cut this year.
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I use Turbo Tax. Have for years. Its easy, simple. I do mine and some for a few local businesses and friends. Easy, easy, easy. Im all about easy.
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