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Old 01-16-2006, 11:53 PM   #1
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my dad is to busy to help me since he is so far away...

i know some of my friends are taking there taxes to companies like H&R block, and they said those companies can help them get more money back... plus its foolproof... but what does it cost?

or i could go the turbotax route...

what does BC suggest?
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well assuming you do not have kids, own a business, have retirement , house payment, etc, I think you should be good to do it online just about anywhere.



H&R block can also take a fat chunk out of your refund too.
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well assuming you do not have kids, own a business, have retirement , house payment, etc, I think you should be good to do it online just about anywhere.



H&R block can also take a fat chunk out of your refund too.
no kids
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no retirement
no house payment
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well assuming you do not have kids, own a business, have retirement , house payment, etc, I think you should be good to do it online just about anywhere.



H&R block can also take a fat chunk out of your refund too.
no kids
no business
no retirement
no house payment

whats complicated about it then?

I am NOT looking forward to doing taxes this year tho, jumped 2 tax brackets since last year
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well assuming you do not have kids, own a business, have retirement , house payment, etc, I think you should be good to do it online just about anywhere.



H&R block can also take a fat chunk out of your refund too.
no kids
no business
no retirement
no house payment

whats complicated about it then?

I am NOT looking forward to doing taxes this year tho, jumped 2 tax brackets since last year
i have no idea why it would be complicated... cuz i have never done it before...

turbotax it is... should be able to work me through it... i NEED this money now
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what do i all need other than my W2 and paystubs?
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what do i all need other than my W2 and paystubs?
That'* all you need really. All the information you need for your taxes is on your W-2s. If you're eligible for the 1040EZ, which it sounds like you are, you just plug in numbers and it spits out a refund. It'* all step-by-step and if you've already got TurboTax for this year, use it. Otherwise you can do what I do and just do a Google search for Free federal tax sites and pick one. I've used this one for the past 2 years with no problem

www.taxslayer.com

Either way, you've got it easy until you get a wife, kids, etc. cuz then you have to deal with receipts, deductions and all that fun stuff.
Speaking of taxes, I should be getting my W-2s soon so I can get some much needed money for bills.
Good Luck
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H&R is a RIP off! They wanted $265 to do my taxes. I just walked out. I've been doing my own taxes ever since. I am self employed. It is way more technical, so they would charge you less but still around $80-90. Thats a chunk of you're refund right there. Just keep track of any deductions and follow the intructions on the form and you should be good to go.
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Some state allow a deduction for rent...
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You're young and single, right? All you need is...



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