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Posted: 1/2/2006 3:00:17 PM EDT
This may be the first time in years that I will do a regular 1040 instead of an EZ. We have mortgage interest, closing costs, home office expenses, etc. So, do you use any software to do your taxes, and if so what do you use?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:02:37 PM EDT
Turbo Tax Delux rules
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:15:04 PM EDT
I do a trial run with pencil even ink on a 1040 form, punch the numbers with my calculator, then when satisfied use the PDF Web fill version and print out two copies. I use the previous return as a guide for the current tax return, if I have a question I read the 1040 instructions, go to IRS web site, or ask a friend, hell if I screw up I figure the IRS will figure it out for me. Let them do the work.

And one time I did screw up, got a letter to explain a deduction from a previous year's return, I put the deduction on the wrong line and replied by mail with copies of the checks to support my deduction and problem solved.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:17:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
Turbo Tax Delux rules



That is also what I use ... The "Audit flag" is my favorite feature ....
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:20:35 PM EDT
Turbo Tax
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:25:18 PM EDT
Turbo Tax
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:30:30 PM EDT
Turbo Tax also.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:30:55 PM EDT
Also use Turbo Tax.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:42:37 PM EDT
Do I need to say it? Turbo Tax rulez!!!


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:44:10 PM EDT
Tax slayer.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:54:14 PM EDT
I use a very good CPA
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:56:38 PM EDT
i ve made more money this year..

i cant think of a single deduction..

im screwed
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:56:45 PM EDT
Turbo Tax for me too.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:07:46 PM EDT
Another Turbo Tax user here...
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:14:02 PM EDT


I use a CPA . It's been money well spent . Your results may vary ---------
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:17:11 PM EDT
Turbo Tax online. Why buy new software every year?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:26:30 PM EDT
Tax Cut sent me free software this year.
Of course I have to "register" and "pay a fee" to "upgrade" the software.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:27:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mandingo:
Turbo Tax online. Why buy new software every year?



That's what I was thinking - cheaper, too.

I just want to make sure the version I get can do the "Home Office" deduction thing, as my wife works from home.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:30:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 4:31:50 PM EDT by Burley]
I used Turbo Tax for several years. Didn't feel like springing the $$ for it last year, so I switched to TaxCut. Worked just as well as Turbo Tax and cheaper.

I haven't done my federal taxes by hand since 97.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:32:39 PM EDT
I've used TurboTax since 1996, with the exception of last year, where I went (out of desparation) to H&R Block.

I'll be using TurboTax again this year. It's awesome stuff.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:35:24 PM EDT
Fourth year of using TaxCut here. No problems and you can buy it at Wal-Mart pretty cheap.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:43:25 PM EDT
TaxCut Deluxe since '98
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:44:32 PM EDT
used turbo tax for many years

couple years ago started using a cpa (cough...cough)....whadda joke

now back to turbo tax
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:47:18 PM EDT
Costco has TTD for $35....all of which is tax deducable as "part of tax preparations"

also, if you are military. There is a place on their website that allows you to use TT-online

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:53:29 PM EDT
I pay to have mine done (and it's been worth it). My tax dude uses TurboTax Professional.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:01:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:05:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greywolf2112:

Originally Posted By mandingo:
Turbo Tax online. Why buy new software every year?



That's what I was thinking - cheaper, too.

I just want to make sure the version I get can do the "Home Office" deduction thing, as my wife works from home.



I think the home office deduct is an audit flag............so I believe I would pay a pro that will handle ALL of the details including all of the communication between you and the IRS.

YMMV
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:08:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:

Originally Posted By gaspain:
Costco has TTD for $35....all of which is tax deducable as "part of tax preparations"

also, if you are military. There is a place on their website that allows you to use TT-online for FREE




I used it last year and I'm not military.

Also IIRC it was only $9.95 or $19.95 or something reasonable like that.

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:08:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:

Originally Posted By gaspain:
Costco has TTD for $35....all of which is tax deducable as "part of tax preparations"

also, if you are military. There is a place on their website that allows you to use TT-online




I used it last year and I'm not military.

Also IIRC it was only $9.95 or $19.95 or something reasonable like that.



ooops...I meant to say for FREE
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:12:25 PM EDT
Turbo tax Supreme. This will be our 3rd year.
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