What Method Do You Use to File Your Taxes?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2001
What Method Do You Use to File Your Taxes?
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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 3:18pm

Apparently long gone are the days where the govt sent out tax forms w/ instructions.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2005
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 9:00am

We use Turbo Tax.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2002
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 10:07pm
I second the worth the mental sanity part. Our accountant costs us about $500 and he runs the numbers for us married filing jointly or married filing separately and then tells us how he can get us the most back. We get the return before we even pay him. But then again it is a small town where my husband grew up and this guy is hard to come by so I feel lucky he knew him, otherwise I would do my own with Turbo Tax I have done that before.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-06-2003
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 8:28pm

I have used an accountant for many years as I have lots of business expenses and she is worth the reasonable price for my mental sanity where the government is concerned.

Kassandra

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2001
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 2:00pm

Thanks for clarifying this for me.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 1:36pm
I've used Turbo Tax for the past several years, but my fee has been more like $30. We file Married Joint returns.

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


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Registered: 11-14-2008
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 1:31pm

I have done mine with quicktax(i think it is called). DH's dad pays for the updates and we all just use it. DH is in the berry business with his sister and his parents so they all need to use some of the same numbers. That is another reason we have to wait so long to do them because his father calculates some of the numbers and they do theirs first. It just makes sense that way. But of course we all file a separate personal tax return. Mine is pretty simple since my business taxes are done with an accountant. It cost almost $2000 a year but they keep up with all the changes and don't miss anything. I think I owe about $60 for business taxes this year because the gov

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-31-2010
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 10:59am

I too used to do taxes by hand, then Turbo Tax, but DH has a business so we needed an accountant for his.

#Marie
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Registered: 10-28-2009
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 7:46pm
Taxact online doesn't have any income limitations
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2001
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 6:45pm

I think I read somewhere that this will be the first year in the US when the forms will not be mailed to people.

They are available at pubic places like libraries, or online only.

I guess times they are a changin'

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2001
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 6:39pm

Thanks for the feedback.

Sounds like it's just the way it is.

The sites mentioned all have an income cap for free filing that we don't qualify for.

Perhaps I will print off the forms, manually do them myself, and snail mail my return this year just to save myself $70.

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