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SexyDiva19
How do you file your taxes?
January 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM

 Do you file your taxes online or do you go into an office? Why do you choose one over the other? Did you start out one way and end up doing the opposite? If you file yours through a tax office does it cost alot?

I file mine online. I have always filed my taxes online except one time. I filed using H&R Block and they charged me $300 SO I said never again lol I use TaxAct.com and it's $14.95 to file my state taxes, free to file my federal or vice versa (can't ever remember). Everything is self explanatory and you really can't screw up lol  So what about you? Online or in the office? Do you have big plans for your return or do you plan on putting most of in savings?

I plan on splitting it with my mom, buying a few things my son and I want/need and the rest of it is going into savings.

How do you file?
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  1. 85% - Online
  2. 14% - In office

Replies

  • steviechick
    January 8, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Taxslayer.com.  Fast and easy.  I have my return sent to me via direct deposit.  I can file for free, too.

  • mz23
    by mz23
    January 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM
    I use H&R block online. The free version lol...
  • PeaceLoveZ
    January 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM

     I'm old fashioned and I do them and send them in the mail, my state I do over the phone.

  • easinpc
    by easinpc
    January 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    My mom and aunt both work in a bookkeeping/tax place so I give them all my info and only have to pay the filing fee and when they are done with it they give it back to sign.  They figure it all for me (and their company has a triple check system so 3 different people including 1 retired irs workercheck the taxes before they are submitted), so thats what I do.  Lol makes it easy for me.

  • faerie75
    January 9, 2013 at 5:48 PM

     i file mine on hr block online, its free for fed and 10 or 15 for state.

  • just4ds10ee
    January 9, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    I figure why pay someone else to do what I can do for myself... Turbo Tax, HR Block online and Tax Act walk you through the process. You can read a W-2 yourself so why pay someone else unless you have complex taxes, own a business and have to do lots of itemizing why bother when u can pocket that money  :) The ex and I have used Turbo Tax since 2003  when it first came out... plus I was married to a tax analyst ( the ex) so why pay a tax agent if you have one living with you...

  • tyfry7496
    January 9, 2013 at 7:18 PM
    Tax Act on line. Takes me 30 minutes and direct deposit to my checking about within 2 weeks. Federal is free and state is $15 ish.
  • SexyDiva19
    January 9, 2013 at 7:18 PM

     Yea thats true but being married to a tax agent could be kind of bad couldn't it? I mean since he knows about taxes what if he decided to lie about his taxes. Wouldn't you have been held responsible as well? Like because you are (were) married to him?

    Quoting just4ds10ee:

    I figure why pay someone else to do what I can do for myself... Turbo Tax, HR Block online and Tax Act walk you through the process. You can read a W-2 yourself so why pay someone else unless you have complex taxes, own a business and have to do lots of itemizing why bother when u can pocket that money  :) The ex and I have used Turbo Tax since 2003  when it first came out... plus I was married to a tax analyst ( the ex) so why pay a tax agent if you have one living with you...

     

  • LifeCafe42
    January 10, 2013 at 9:15 AM
    I go in if I have a major life change buying a house having my son otherwise I efile
  • just4ds10ee
    January 10, 2013 at 5:21 PM


    Quoting SexyDiva19:

     Yea thats true but being married to a tax agent could be kind of bad couldn't it? I mean since he knows about taxes what if he decided to lie about his taxes. Wouldn't you have been held responsible as well? Like because you are (were) married to him?

    Quoting just4ds10ee:

    I figure why pay someone else to do what I can do for myself... Turbo Tax, HR Block online and Tax Act walk you through the process. You can read a W-2 yourself so why pay someone else unless you have complex taxes, own a business and have to do lots of itemizing why bother when u can pocket that money  :) The ex and I have used Turbo Tax since 2003  when it first came out... plus I was married to a tax analyst ( the ex) so why pay a tax agent if you have one living with you...

     Wow funny you should  mention that... he did under represent his IRA distribution in 2009...while we were still married...oweing $12,700 with interest, fees....well there is this thing called innocent spouse document you can file with the IRS...I submitted my disagreement  in the form of a 2 page 13 entry form including my IRA statement , my leave and earning statement for 2009 as well as my TSP document for 2009 and let it go to Appeals and was granted full relief!!! It is all about knowing what to do with the proof you need when the time comes...all that was without the help of a tax attorney also...


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