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post #31 of 46
Well my DH originally did it on turbo tax online thingy, but crap got screwed up and like usual we ended up at H&R block!! They've been doing my taxes since I was 15 so I prefer to do it this way! I never have to worry, CUZ I GOT PEOPLE!!
post #32 of 46
I declared bankruptcy at the end of November so this year I'm having the bankruptcy trustee do it. It's no charge. I could do it myself but that involves prorating stuff and if I go to some place like H&R Block, they charged me $200.00 for a basic tax return a couple years ago (disability income, rent, student loan interest, medical expenses ... all of which I had added up for them and attached adding machine tapes to. I sat there for 2 minutes and watched him enter my numbers into a computer program and then print it out. The whole thing took less than 5 minutes), so I can only imagine the inflated rate they would charge me for a bankruptcy return!!
post #33 of 46
I don't have to do most of it myself: I get a ready tax proposal. If I find something wrong with it, I make the necessary corrections. If it's ok, I don't have to do anything. It's always been ok so far.
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by Ryn View Post
I don't have to do most of it myself: I get a ready tax proposal. If I find something wrong with it, I make the necessary corrections. If it's ok, I don't have to do anything. It's always been ok so far.

What is a "Ready Tax Proposal"?
post #35 of 46
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What is a "Ready Tax Proposal"?
I really don't know, what I should call it in English. I get a calculation based on all known taxable income and tax-reductable items. If there is something missing, you add it in and send the calculation back with the receipts. If everything is in order, you don't have to do anything. I'ts pretty straightforward if you have no job related expenses. Ie. in my case all my work income is already in the proposal, as well as my student loan as a basis for reduction. If I wanted to buy a new camera or a car for work, I would have to add it in to get the reduction.

Was I making any sense at all?
post #36 of 46
Dh already did this and because Single, No dependants was withheld all last year, we got a nice return, which we have already received.

But, because we definitely make more than $54,000/year (DH makes more than that himself), the fee from Turbo Tax was a lot higher than I'm used to (my past returns only cost me, maybe, $10 to file online).

We've since refiled our W-4s. He doesn't like the idea that the government has "had our money all year, interest free."
post #37 of 46
we're still trying to figure out how we're doing ours.
post #38 of 46
I used to do mine either my hand (pen/paper) or by Tele-file. Being a newely married woman I wanted a little more direction with out having to read a bunch of instructions so I used Turbo Tax online. We fare filing separetely for several reasons and I was a little dissapointed that I couldn't get my tuition credit when filing seperately.
post #39 of 46
By myself with pen and paper. Mine aren't complicated.
post #40 of 46
Ugh. Mine are...awful because I'm self employed. Luckily, mommy is a CPA, so she does mine. She ENJOYS doing taxes, so who am I to take away her fun?
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
Ugh. Mine are...awful because I'm self employed. Luckily, mommy is a CPA, so she does mine. She ENJOYS doing taxes, so who am I to take away her fun?
That a BIG part of why DH & I file separately! That and because of student loans he hasn't actually gotten a return since I've known him I don't think.
post #42 of 46
For the last 20 years or so I have done my own by hand every single year, but this year I got lazy and decided the heck with it - so I spent $26 to do it through Turbo Tax.

It was so quick and easy, much less of a hassle than filling out the forms manually - I think that the ease and speed of doing it online that way was worth the $26, so I do believe I'll be doing it that way from now on!
post #43 of 46
Turbo-Tax!! Simple and easy!
post #44 of 46
Lulz, I hate how when you do it online they make you use a private company, because when you're me and don't make much money (I don't know that I'm even required to file?) it's just a huge hassle for them to tell you after an hour what you knew from the beginning. And then if you don't remember your agi from the year before you have to print something out and mail it anyway, so what's the point!

And, yea, I filed the third week of January and already have my return.
post #45 of 46
I have an independent account do mine. I will be mailing them in as I owe this year.
post #46 of 46
Mine is simple enough that I still do it the old pen and paper way -- doesn't take long. Got my T4 yesterday, and I don't think there's anything else I'm waiting for, so I'll probably get off the pot in the next week or so, since I probably have a refund coming.
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