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    Well, it's that time again. I need to start thinking about my taxes. I was just wondering what is the best tax software? I am looking for something that is easy to use and lets me print/mail or file them over the internet.

    I have quite a few write offs that I must do this year (Work expenses etc) and I need the software to allow this. Last year I used a real simple one over the internet and I don't recall it having to much towards right offs.

    I have receipts for quite a few classes I took for work (Computer Certs. etc) and I'm not sure exactly how I would do that without going to an accountant because I am under the impression if your write offs exceed to much you must show receipts. (Did this all the years before last year).

    Just curious ..
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    TurboTax is probably the best one available. I've been using it now for about 8 years now and it's always been very easy to use.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by smachol
      TurboTax is probably the best one available. I've been using it now for about 8 years now and it's always been very easy to use.
      How about the write off thing. Would I have to print/mail my stuff along with the proof of receipts or what? These are all work related costs I incurred last year.
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      • #4
        You don't need to mail in your receipts when you file your taxes. However you do need to keep them for a minimum of three yeatrs just in case you're audited. Seven years would be even safer.

        TurboTax will easily handle everything you need. It even goes through a step-by-step process asking you questions which you answer. Once you've answered all the questions and input all the requested data, your return is done. You can then print it out for mailing or file electronically. I think the electronic filing fee is included with the program. The box should say whether it is or not.
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        • #5
          Nice .. thanks for the information I'll check out TURBO Tax
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          • #6
            I'm just going to add a "Me too" for the recommendation of Turbo Tax. I just finished our taxes today and with a new "small business" it walked me through and held my hand. It also gives you suggestions if it *thinks* you aren't claiming all the deductions that it thinks you should. It took me about 2.5 hours to input all the info and have my taxes done and I did it all online. I didn't have to go out and buy the program, I just used the one online.

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            • #7
              For the last 2 years, I've been using TurboTax.com's tax web service.

              If you made less than $25,000 last year, they'll submit your taxes for free via e-file. They do federal and state taxes.

              They do everything there, self-employment, freelance, etc -- the whole lot.

              And its all simple to do. Just fill in the blanks, I had ours done within 20 minutes. And that's including our stock/dividends info. It really cut down the time it normally taxes to do your taxes yourself and trying to decipher what the instructions actually are saying (I remember when I did my taxes for the first time, I was sitting there for over an hour - and ended up rereading a lot of what I just got done reading several times to figure it out.

              There is a 3-4 week check turn around if you have them mail you a check -- or a 2-3 week turn around if you have it deposited in your bank account. Compared to filing it via mail that usually takes over a month or two to get back your income tax return.

              And its free if you made below $25,000 last year. Their other prices are on their website.

              http://www.turbotax.com

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              • #8
                I like Kiplinger's Tax Cut, it's $15.00
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                • #9
                  someone told me that H&R block has some software at like Walmart for 20 bucks called TaxCut, and its pretty easy stuff. So I dunno...just an idea.

                  BUt TurboTax is one I have used in action, simple stuff.

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