Tax time!

United States
February 21, 2009 1:39pm CST
I just filed my taxes with Turbo Tax. I had to mail in the state return but I was able to e-file my federal. I am actually getting back more money than I originally anticipated. I don't have any children, so my refunds are not generally very much money. How about you? Have you filed your taxes yet, or do you wait til the last minute most years? Do you usually owe or get a refund? How do you file, with a tax firm like H&R Block, do them yourselves, or use software like Turbo Tax?
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8 responses
• United States
23 Feb 09
We use Tax Act, we travel so much we had to file 4 state returns last year. We used to go to H&R Block but it cost too much, we'd rather do them ourselves.
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• United States
23 Feb 09
I have used Tax Act before. It wasn't a bad program. I know there are also forms on the IRS website you can use to file your federal return for free, but for Maryland we usually have to pay or print it out and mail it because as far as I know Maryland doesn't permit eFile. Oh well, it's all done now anyway.
• United States
21 Feb 09
My wife takes our taxes to one of those tax firms.I work on the road and never know where i am going to be at any given time.plus because i work on the road, the whole tax things are beyond me. one year we had to file in eight different states.also we have to have two house hold my wife at home and mine on the road.she has a appointment but i am not sure when it is.best wishes to you and your boyfriend.
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• United States
23 Feb 09
That sounds very complicated! Wow. Thanks for the thoughts, dear. Best wishes to the two of you as well! :-)
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
23 Feb 09
I neither pay or get anything back so I am never in a rush with my taxes, they get done when they get done.
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• India
22 Feb 09
Hello my friend Bethany1202 Ji, Well, being house wife of a retired person, we do not have much funds to qualify for tax-return filling. You may presume, our pension does not qualify, or we are within limits. So i do not have to bother. My children do in their own ways, I just do not haveto bother my head. may god bless you and have a great time.
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@Sillychick (3282)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Turbo Tax rocks! It is so easy to use and is cheaper than going to a place like H&R Block. I have used it for several years now, and it is great because you can save the file from year to year and import information, track changes in your income, and save a lot of time. I e-filed about 3 weeks ago and got my refund within a week.
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@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
I am so poor that I think the government should give me money. This is something that I mean to change very soon or die trying. Cheers!!
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
26 Feb 09
Every year I file tax return with H&R Block. They are fast and I can e-file too.
• United States
26 Feb 09
i always use taxact online for free.. well free unless you efile and want direct deposit then its like 23 bucks..