We decided to try doing online taxes. Have you?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
March 23, 2009 9:13am CST
The place that we usually go to wanted almost $300 to do our return. So we decided to do our taxes ourselves. We used Turbo-Tax online. It walked us through the entire process. From start to finish was about 2 hours. And the cost was a fraction of what we would have paid. $65! Quite a savings if you ask me. Not as stressful as we thought either. How do you do your taxes? If you prepare the return yourself how long does it take you?
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
26 Mar 09
We'll normally buy the H&R Block software, but this year I just decided to do it through their website. I was actually only charged $30, and between state and federal got back nearly $8,000. I filed the taxes the same day I recieved the final document in the mail, and had the money within a couple weeks because I got it direct deposited into my bank account. We've had it all over and done with for well over a month now.
• United States
24 Mar 09
It can seem daunting to take on your own taxes. This is something that tax preparation places make their money from. However, I had notice the price for having my taxes done going up over the past few years. To be honest, I don't think my taxes are particularly challenging or tricky. When I was single, I would fill out my taxes myself. Married and with a house, I haven't handled working with the IRS forms for some time now. I really think I would probably be better off buying some program like TurboTax. It would probably keep me from wasting some money at tax time, too. Certainly a difference of $245 is significant!
@kbourgerie (8781)
• United States
24 Mar 09
I used Turbo Tax online also. I think it cost me about $45 to $65 and I had my return within a few weeks deposited straight into my bank account. Not to mention it was the best return I've ever received. I think it took me less than an hour to complete it myself and it was so self explanatory that I would recommend it to anyone.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
24 Mar 09
Hey that is great, I feel that if you keep things in order and get one that you can understand it should be easy enough. I have never filed on online before no. But I have seen others in the family do so.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I go to H&R Blocks website and do them online for free. They want you to pay like $20 for the filing of the state return, but I always do those on paper and mail them in. Total cost to file taxes is one a 42 cent stamp.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
23 Mar 09
My husband has been using Turbo-Tax to do our tax return for about 5 years now. It really does make it easier to do. He buys the Turbo-Tax program because he didn't want to do the online one. (I can't remember his reasoning.) I picked up the program on sale at Best Buy for $50. There may be another fee to the government for filing online, not sure about that.
• United States
23 Mar 09
I am able to do my taxes for free on line. I think it's because my return isn't very difficult. I think doing them on line is such a money saver especially when I am not getting that much back for my return anyways.
@snowy22315 (50887)
• United States
23 Mar 09
i guess that there are lots of places that you can do your taxes. There are many tax programs that will help you to do your taxes. I guess that there are good programs that will let you do your taxes and also put forth good programs that will help you save money on your taxes.