Monday, January 29, 2007

Taxes Are Coming

Well, the season is upon us again. I have not actually started dealing with it full scale but it is on the back of my mind. I have purchased my software, mostly I am waiting for tax paperwork to come in the mail and for the motivation to the year end filing to locate all the necessary components.....haha.

I am usually a Turbotax user but in the last few years have gotten very irritated with their new methods. The basic version (which is the only version I have ever used) has progressively started to offer less and less for those that need to do more than a 1040EZ. Since we own a house that we live in and own one we rent one out in another state, our taxes can be slightly confusing (not as confusing as they would be if we had a business or something). I have recently found that Turbotax has not been helping me as much as it should and that pisses me off. I mean to offer something for a price and then to slowly reduce what you are offering but not lowering the price any is just plain deceitful.

So I looked into my options and decided to go with Taxcut this year. Their prices differences are not based on what they offer me regarding my federal taxes but based on whether you want to e-file (which I don't) or if you have state taxes to do (which I don't). I read a review/comparison on the two and Taxcut won out. I am hoping that I will get all questions asked that I need to do my taxes correctly this year and will feel justified in my decision to dump Turbotax.

3 comments:

Chicken said...

I use the middle turbo tax whatever that one is called. I am going to file my state electronically because we are actually going to get a reasonable return this year. No more county tax yipee!!

Mishka said...

Yeah...I'll let you know how the Tax cut comes out...if I end up liking it or not. It was a lot cheaper than Turbotax and they were rated pretty well on that site...

Mind Sprite said...

I'm so impressed that you read software reviews and buy programs and stuff. It's just me, a bunch of printed out forms and a calculator. This will be my first year itemizing!