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Old 01-30-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
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So, who here does their own taxes and who has someone else do them?

I have always done my own in the past but after talking with a friend of mine i am going to try letting someone else do them. he always seems to get more back in his refund then i do. i know that each persons situation is unique but i figured it was worth a shot. i'm going to go to H&R block. they give me a discount because i'm a first time customer so its only like $20 more then filing myself. anyone else have expirences they can share? i'm not sure what to expect out of this.
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My wife does here several family member taxes using a tax problem, I can't remember whether it'* Tax Wis, or some other. She doesn't charge since it'* family and this program allows you to change the numbers around to vary the results.
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i bring mine to H&R.. cost $80 this year, and you have to pay straight up, but it only look about 10 min and i got $615 back
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I also bring mine to H&R Block. It cost me almost $300 to do (forms etc ect) and im getting $xxxx back!! The only thing was I didnt have the money up front to pay out of pocket, so I got the RAC = Refund Anticipation Check, Cost just a tad bit more, but it was better than having to shell out all that cash up front
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When i called and made the appointment at H&R they gave me an estimated cost of abut $55 plus whatever fees there are for the method i chose to file with. so i guess this isn't a bad price then.
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This being my first year as a homeowner, I want to do both. I have a copy of a couple of tax programs. Give each ofthem a try, and then if we can afford it, get a pro to do them for us. File which ever gets us the best results....
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Turbo tax baby! Only spend like $40 to input the data, review it, and send em off. I compared my refund to H&R and they short changed me like $2000 once. Cool thing about TurboTax is they keep your previous tax year data, which means less data entry the next year. COOL feature.

When I was in the Army, I was doing everyone else'* taxes for them it was so easy.
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you know, that would probably be a good idea for me too. H&R has some sort of thing that theirs will get you the most money or its free...
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This being my first year as a homeowner, I want to do both. I have a copy of a couple of tax programs. Give each ofthem a try, and then if we can afford it, get a pro to do them for us. File which ever gets us the best results....
I believe some of the Tax programs will allow up to 6 returns. They are fairly easy to use but if you want the maximum return you usually try different methods depending on the complexity of your return.
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I've used TurboTax and TaxCut before, so I understand the programs. But, I've never filed as a Homeowner. Not sure what'* involved in that yet, which will help me decide on whether i go with my numbers, or seek an expert
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