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Posted: 1/13/2006 5:15:55 PM EDT
Do you do your own taxes or pay someone else to do them?

Do you file single or joint, itemized or non-itemized?

How much do you usually pay someone else to do them if that's the case?

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:16:40 PM EDT
1040ez
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:16:48 PM EDT
TaxCut for the feds...I do the state myself.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:16:51 PM EDT
<-- does them

EZ Form
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:17:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 5:17:35 PM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
fileyourtaxes.com

about $30/person.
I've used it the last 3 or 4 years now.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:17:18 PM EDT
I pay roughly 120 bucks to have somone do them for me.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:18:54 PM EDT
My CPA.

About $200....worth every dime. That is just my return and doesn't count the monthly charges.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:19:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I pay roughly 120 bucks to have somone do them for me.



Single/joint? do you just have a w2 or do you itemize?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:20:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 5:21:57 PM EDT by fxntime]
I have a retired business accountant do it for me. She has done it for the past 9 years. She knows every legal trick of the trade. She charges me all of $30 bucks to do mine and my wifes, plus the wifes business taxes. For that amount It is well worth not having to do the hassle. She also files all the fed stuff for me. She runs it both ways on the fed and goes with the best.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:21:28 PM EDT
CPA and pay him about $100 or so. Not bad considering he usually has to handle a W2, several 1099s and about $10k in work-related deductions each year (no house, kids, or other deductions for me).
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:36:16 PM EDT
I work for H&R Block and get to do my taxes myself for free.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:38:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I pay roughly 120 bucks to have somone do them for me.



Single/joint? do you just have a w2 or do you itemize?



Joint, I think itemized, I dunno what she does. I know we have quite a bit of deductions, it may be itemized.

See, this is why I pay someone to do it. That way, i know its done right and I know I'm getting the maximum return possible.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:54:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 6:04:01 PM EDT by JohnTheTexican]
TurboTax. About $30.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:58:09 PM EDT
brother in-law. He does it for free
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:09:56 PM EDT
I went to H&R block for about 5 years straight and every year the fees went up. I'm not rich by any means and the last time I used H&R Block was 2003. I'd estimate my bill to be around $140+. Last year I used Turbo Tax for the first time and it was quicker and I saved $100+ easily.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:12:25 PM EDT
I stopped using H&R Block after I had to pay one year. The following year I started going to the CPA and instantly started getting a return. Seems H&R Block doesnt ask any question, they just plug in numbers and thats it. Around here anyways
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:14:09 PM EDT
Jackson - Hewitt!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:15:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
I stopped using H&R Block after I had to pay one year. The following year I started going to the CPA and instantly started getting a return. Seems H&R Block doesnt ask any question, they just plug in numbers and thats it. Around here anyways



That's what got me started doing my own.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:17:07 PM EDT
I do my own, itemized.


A colleague of mine did the same, and then he decided to go to a CPA because we both started wondering if we were missing all kinds of clever deduction. He didn't get any different result with the CPA than what he had calculated himself, but got to pay $500 for the priviledge of a CPA checking his math.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:21:23 PM EDT
I do my own and Tax slayer crunches the numbers and files for me.
Cost: $9.95 total for both state and fed.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:25:55 PM EDT
Turbo Tax. About $40 for fed, state and local.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:34:32 PM EDT
married, filed jointly, itemized with a couple of schedules...

CPA about $300.

He also went back and checked over my prior returns and found 2 LARGE mistakes.

The prior CPA was recommended by my father-in-law.

He now uses mine!
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