Quantcast

TurboTax, accountant, or do-it-yourself: How do you do your taxes?

doodlebug 2009/02/02 23:19:39
I use a program like TurboTax.
I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
I do my own taxes by hand.
I don't have a job, so yeah...
You!
Add Photos & Videos
Before you know it, taxes will be due. I know a bunch of people who want to get a head start in doing their taxes. TurboTax was the leading tax prep software, giving people a way to do their taxes affordably and confidently. However, TurboTax lost a lot of customers when it tried to gouge them by jacking up the price of the software and charging a printing fee to make money off people who used one copy of the software to do taxes for their whole family. TurboTax has since realized their mistake, but some customers have already switched to other brands like Tax Cut.

Do you use computer programs like TurboTax or Tax Cut to do your taxes or do you have another way?
Add a comment above

Top Opinion

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest
Opinions

  • liemtenshi 2009/02/05 19:43:56
    I use a program like TurboTax.
    liemtenshi
    But it is my DH who do it, not me.
    ^_^
  • rabbit*patriot* 2009/02/05 15:50:02
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    rabbit*patriot*
    I used to use turbo tax, untill the IRS pulled my return for review. They said its cause I was getting a large amount back and since i prepared my own taxes it looked "suspicious" threw all of my finances off (paying off credit cards ect.), i didnt get my refund till like 6 months after I should have. So now I pay and buy audit protection. Why cant they do stuff like that to geichtner and daschle?? I was a newly divorced single mom, good thing there looking out for the bad guys.....
  • Jimmy James 2009/02/05 15:37:10
    I use a program like TurboTax.
    Jimmy James
    It has yet to fail me.
  • ♥Mrs.Nygard♥ 2009/02/04 14:21:38
    I do my own taxes by hand.
    ♥Mrs.Nygard♥
    I do my taxes myself and then take it to H&R; block and let them put it in the system. I have done my taxes every year and I haven't had a problem with them yet.
  • rabbit*... ♥Mrs.Ny... 2009/02/05 15:51:23
    rabbit*patriot*
    +1
    is it cheaper to do it that way? i paid almost 300 this year!
  • ♥Mrs.Ny... rabbit*... 2009/02/05 16:39:29
    ♥Mrs.Nygard♥
    +1
    yes it is! it only cost me about 100. Its easy to do it yourself. The book tells you step by step what to do.
  • will miss ya! 2009/02/04 02:39:04 (edited)
    I use a program like TurboTax.
    will miss ya!
  • ☆♥Crystal Marie♥☆ 2009/02/03 23:37:49
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    ☆♥Crystal Marie♥☆
    +1
    there is no way i would do it myself, i want it done right with no mistakes
  • Honey 2009/02/03 18:09:28
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    Honey
    +1
    I've got people ... ;)
    hire accountant taxes ive people
  • Scars Remain (aka Vicki) 2009/02/03 17:52:12
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    Scars Remain (aka Vicki)
    +1
    I can't say that they are actually hired by us. The base has a tax assistance center. My husband does our taxes ahead of time, then we go there to verify we didn't miss anything and they file it for us, on whatever software they are using.

    hired base tax assistance center husband taxes verify file software
  • Audiman 2009/02/03 15:53:59
    I use a program like TurboTax.
    Audiman
    quick easy gets the job done
  • artist1963-Progressive Patr... 2009/02/03 07:17:35
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    artist1963-Progressive Patriot for Change
    +1
    I have had thesame tax preparer for like 15 years and I trust her implicitly and got a couple of friends in to see her while she was still accepting clients which I don't believe she has been for several years because she's that good. She is fair, knows her stuff and is an all-around terrific person. Don't know who to go to when she retires so hoping she can give me a reference because I don't trust anyone else.
  • Ms Missy 2009/02/03 05:08:21
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    Ms Missy
  • SHER♥ 2009/02/03 04:48:03
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    SHER♥
    +1
    Accountant!
  • drummer-boi-22 2009/02/03 03:22:42
    I don't have a job, so yeah...
    drummer-boi-22
    i dont do taxes....................yet.... i have a class called career and life planning and they make all that stuff sound scary
  • Lunacat 2009/02/03 00:21:01
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    Lunacat
  • rich 2009/02/02 23:40:57
    I don't have a job, so yeah...
    rich
    +1
    yeah im still in skool so i donta hafta do taxes but my mom & dad use turbotax they like it cuz my mom owns a small biz & it makes it easier i guess.
  • BlytheSpirit~bn0 2009/02/02 23:39:36
    I use a program like TurboTax.
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +1
    Taxes! What a pain in the arse. This, at least, makes it a little easier.
  • Junior the Outer Space Musi... 2009/02/02 23:30:35
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    Junior the Outer Space Music Man
    +1
    I had "a partner and a path" do my taxes.
  • ZILdeactivated 2009/02/02 23:26:11
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    ZILdeactivated
    +2
    I have "people". lol
  • SHER♥ ZILdeac... 2009/02/03 04:49:06
    SHER♥
    +1
    Good one! lol!
  • scotty 2009/02/02 23:25:22
    I use a program like TurboTax.
    scotty
    +1
    i have since turbo tax was invented. way back then it was called mac*in*tax and ran on, *gasp*, my mac. 1992?
  • TeeTee Metal(is a real girl) 2009/02/02 23:23:22
    I hire an accountant to do my taxes.
    TeeTee Metal(is a real girl)
    +1
    or at leats this year I will, as it's my first year doing my taxes.
  • Magzilla 2009/02/02 23:22:53
    I do my own taxes by hand.
    Magzilla
    +1
    My husband does our taxes
  • dexter 2009/02/02 23:22:19
    I use a program like TurboTax.
    dexter
    +1
    it seems to help with complicated business deductions. and they are made to be easier than irs forms.
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2009/02/02 23:22:19
    I do my own taxes by hand.
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +2
    I do my own... and I check it three times... Love n Peace Barefoot:) taxes hand check times love peace barefoot
  • Moderated 2009/02/02 23:22:18
    I use a program like TurboTax.
    Moderated
    +2
    Their online free-file.
  • Barefoo... Moderated 2009/02/02 23:25:13
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +4
    Oh yea, nice new avator.... it is free to do it online? I just hate putting to much personal info on the computer... I know they say it is safe, but they say that about everything. LOL- honestly....don't they though? even poor old peanut butter isn't safe anymore.. chicken and so on.... Love n Peace my friend, Barefoot:)
  • Moderated Barefoo... 2009/02/02 23:27:23
    Moderated
    +1
    Thanks Barefoot! It is free if your AGI meets their guidelines...like under a certain amount. This is my ninth year, and knock on wood, I haven't had any problems.
  • Barefoo... Moderated 2009/02/02 23:43:56
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +3
    Thank you I am sure my AGI doesn't exceed any guidelines at this point in time....thx, for the great info. I will check it out on Wednesday I will be off work. I am so glad I found a job... It isn't the best job, but it is a job. Thank GOD. Love n Peace and see ya here on this crazy sodahead site that we love...Barefoot:)
  • Moderated Barefoo... 2009/02/03 00:04:41
    Moderated
    +1
    You are welcome! any income is good income during these times.....but i know about having to take 'crappy' jobs! lol
  • Barefoo... Moderated 2009/02/03 00:07:58
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +2
    It's all good..
  • Happy Gyrl * cuz He Loves Me* 2009/02/02 23:22:00
    I do my own taxes by hand.
    Happy Gyrl * cuz He Loves Me*
    +2
    hasn't failed me yet and its free!

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

News & Politics

2014/11/01 14:11:39

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals