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Old 01-17-2006, 09:58 AM   #11
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why would i want to use turbotax over the free google software
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Ya MOS, that was my exact thought too.

What'* wrong with doing it longhand? Not gonna kill ya...it'* free and it will help you better understand the tax codes.
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Ya MOS, that was my exact thought too.

What'* wrong with doing it longhand? Not gonna kill ya...it'* free and it will help you better understand the tax codes.
except it takes longer to get the refund, and depending on your total income, filing online might be free also.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:25 AM   #14
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Don't forget that all important line 2 on the 1040EZ - taxable interest if you have any type of savings account.

Here'* one link for what appears to be a free, online service. Especially for the future, it would be good to get an idea of how to file and fill out the form manually, even if you do it both ways. Online for a quick on line filing, maually for the experience.

https://www.taxactonline.com/s_onlin...201001&L=1&ad=
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If you get to e-file for free, go for it. But, if you're after the maximum refund, why spend money to get your own money back? Just file early and you'll get it early.
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as far as manual experience, i dont really see why i would need it, as i dont see computers going away any time soon... i can file online for the rest of my life...

i really had no idea on all this, so thanks ya'll for the tips...

looks like taxslayer is the cheapest ($9.95 for fed and state) compared to taxact ($12.95 for fed and state)

looks like i shouldnt get married either
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Do it yourself for free through us.gov and follow the prompts for free tax filing. That is what I've done for the past 3 or 4 years and haven't had any problems. All you have to do is fill in the blanks and follow the directions (that might be a stretch since most guys don't like to read directions) and you are done and electronically filed.
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ya what SSE said that is the best way unless you need the cash fast then some online ones you can file for free and pay like 29.99 for the rapid refund that is what i did last year and had my refund in 24 hours
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ok well i do need it NOW... tranny is calling...

so my plan is to use taxslayer and get the fast refund...
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If you can use the EZ form do it yourself, it is rediculously easy. I've done my own since I have had to pay taxes.
MN state forms however are absurdly confusing, too many fields that the instruction book gives no clear answers as to what the heck they mean.
What a crazy way to collect taxes, make a system than only a small percentage of the population can actually understand.
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