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e-filing your taxes - anyone?

  1. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    Anyone tried to efile this year?  how'd it go for ya?  Need to vent?  or was it a snap? 

    not that I really care.  Just gives us something to talk about besides war, religion and hubpages.

    oh and sex

    not talking about that!

    taxes.  time to get worried!

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I usually do, it's quick and easy. I may do it differently this year since I have some online earning to claim smile

    1. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I thought it would be easy, but this year it is kind of strange to me, or possibly it may be that my perceptions of the government's bureacracy are f*d up.  This is just a thought.  after trying to use the "free file forms" -argggggggh!

      Tomorrow I may be ready to kiss all those poor schmucks that have to think up their forms.  But today I'm thinking they make it just difficult enough so their fav "e file businesses" will get some.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe it's simpler in Canada smile

  3. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    I bet it IS simpler to efile your U.S. taxes from Canada!  We in the U.S. often make things simpler for other nations to do. 

    rant rant rave rave-  maybe I'll just go take a nap in the sunshine!  At least we're not going off/on about S.A.D. like last year this time!

  4. Maddie Ruud profile image81
    Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago

    I always e-file. It's really easy, even with online earnings.  It may be a bit more complicated for me this time around, though, as my partner and I bought a house late last year!

    1. Christy Goff profile image61
      Christy Goffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No way, CPA is the way to go for us.  My husband worked out of the country, in India.  It gets complicated, so we have someone else do it for us.

  5. Dink96 profile image60
    Dink96posted 5 years ago

    We've used Turbo Tax the past several years.  Bought it at Costco and you can deduct the cost each year.  I believe each year it's easier and easier to use.  Yeah!!!  I think the hardest part is getting everything organized and just sitting down to do it. 

    Now we don't have a lot of deductions in the way of kids, 2nd home, work out of country, etc.  If we did, I would most definitely use a CPA. 

    On another note, I wish my mother had consulted with an attorney and better set up her affairs when she had full use of her faculties.  This is something we ALL need to think about.  Medical and mental healthcare powers of attorney, etc.  You may think about the upfront $$, but in the long run, you'll be saving so much heartache and anguish for your spouse and kids.

  6. WoodsmensPost profile image65
    WoodsmensPostposted 5 years ago

    ********Just a reminder in case you didn't hear about the delay that will effect some folks this tax season

    IRS to Start Processing Delayed Returns on Feb. 14; Most People Unaffected and Can File Now

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    GO Jets OR I mean Go Steelers awww never mind

  7. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    ah yah, taxes - since we don't want to really know our money, I mean really get to know our money, I guess we'll never know how it gets taxed, where that all goes, when it goes and yeah, that's why I hate to do taxes - I have to think about my money then.  icky money. 

    luckily I am not being taxed on anything I've done for Hubpages this year!!  whew!

    and at least I'm not being taxed for the air I breath, and the space I take up - nope, wait.  I am!  whew!

    every year I have to think about it.  dang.  taxed on every dollar 3 to 6 ways depending on which economists you consult. 

    at least I don't have to worry about 6 figure income here!  whew!  I've really got it made - I'm still at the pseudo-poverty level! 

    I'll let y'all know as soon as I inherit anything.  No, wait, the government can also do that for me!  I hope it won't, but that'll depend on "the government".  smile   have a nice day!

  8. melpor profile image89
    melporposted 5 years ago

    I've e-filed my taxes for the last 7 years without any problem. It is much faster and easier. Plus you get your refund faster. Also, if you e-file from year to year it is easy if the only thing that is changing is your salary; the rest of your personal information can be transferred to the new tax form with a couple clicks.