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Prepare your own taxes or have someone else do them
With tax season staring soon, just curious how many amature accountants are out their, compared to letting the pro's do them.
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53%a. Do my own
24%b. H.R. Block or someone else does mine
24%c. other

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#3 | 575 days ago

Being poor with no real assets makes it super easy to do my own in about 5 minutes.
  
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#1 | 575 days ago

I do my own.
I find it's much easier to lie and cheat when I don't have to look someone in the eye.
Do my own  
#2 | 575 days ago

We have a CPA do ours. It's about the same price, and we've actually had better luck with CPA than places like HRB. We used to do our own but when I first started working for the site several years ago I was considered an "independent contractor" or "consultant" so it was a little more involved and I didn't want to screw it up. Now it's different that I'm a full-time employee, but I still have from January to September of last year that will fit into that category. So, if we ever do go back to doing them ourselves it won't be until next year.
H.R. Block or someone else does mine  
#3 | 575 days ago

Being poor with no real assets makes it super easy to do my own in about 5 minutes.
#4 | 575 days ago

corporate accountant where my wife works does them.   her work provides this service as a perk. ours are simple anyway but why not. if there's a screw up the preparer pays any fine.  I think she pays the CPA there $20.00. well worth it.
#5 | 575 days ago

I used to do my own, but now I have my business accountant's firm do them
#6 | 575 days ago

H&R Block for me....
H.R. Block or someone else does mine  
#7 | 575 days ago

 Power to the People! 

(stinkin taxes *&^%^$#**&^@#@)
other  
#8 | 575 days ago

I have a degree in accounting and am now a CPA. What do you think?
#9 | 575 days ago
Nick__ (+)

I do mine but I've been using Turbo Tax for the past 15 yrs to do them.
other  
#10 | 575 days ago

(Edited by JenX63)
Eric_ wrote:
I have a degree in accounting and am now a CPA. What do you think?
What is, "That you didn't answer the question"...(for 400)
other  
#11 | 574 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
I used to do my own, but now I have my business accountant's firm do them
holy crap that sounds fancy.


i have my step-andrew do them for me every year. not cause i can't, but because i pretend really hard that i can't. and when it starts getting to the theological bracket in my taxes, i start hollering about the church and how corrupt it is and why the f**k should i get a bigger tax break just cause a word on my payroll reads "church" while there are homeless people out there who don't even get to complain about having to do taxes. then it escalates into me swearing i'll quit my job in some harrison-"i didn't kill my wife!"-ford-jumping-off-the-dam fashion and moving to bhutan where they practice gross domestic happiness vs. gross domestic product, because money doesn't actually make you happier beyond like, $70k a year and then i start packing my bags, get distracted and find  old mostly empty lotion bottles loaded with scent from my past and i crash out on the floor in a flood of tears and memories. when i wake up, the taxes are all done.
#12 | 574 days ago

I prepare my own.  I used to just use Excel, and create a basic spreadsheet (Following the tax form) so it would perform my calculations as I received my W-2s and other documents.  

Last couple years I've been using TurboTax online to complete them.
#13 | 573 days ago

(Edited by ML31)
I'm ticked off that you can't e-file the Federal return unless you BUY Turbo Tax or some other software.  There is no reason for that.  Here in CA, we can do the entire thing on line and file on line.  Easy and quick.  Of course, maybe no cost e-filing is part of the reason why the State is broke.   (Sort of half joking there..)
Do my own  
#14 | 573 days ago

CPA does mine.....I HATE F*&^ING taxes!
H.R. Block or someone else does mine  
#15 | 573 days ago

(Edited by Eric_)
icfeet wrote:
CPA does mine.....I HATE F*&^ING taxes!
World's Tiniest Violin there, chief. Taxes are the price we pay for a functioning society, and we all must pay some if we have the means to do so.
#16 | 573 days ago

Eric_ wrote:
World's Tiniest Violin there, chief. Taxes are the price we pay for a functioning society, and we all must pay some if we have the means to do so.
I hate them too, but not because I have to pay them. I'm fine paying them. I just hate having to deal with the yearly P.I.T.A. of pulling everything together and either filing myself or CPA appointments. Blech.
H.R. Block or someone else does mine  
#17 | 573 days ago

Jess wrote:
I hate them too, but not because I have to pay them. I'm fine paying them. I just hate having to deal with the yearly P.I.T.A. of pulling everything together and either filing myself or CPA appointments. Blech.
From what he's said in political threads around here, I doubt that's what he meant.
#18 | 573 days ago

Of course, our doctor hates it. lol
#19 | 570 days ago

I used to work for H&R Block, and I can tell you that anybody who pays attention in their tax classes is well-trained (I used to instruct for them, too). This isn't an ad for them...I do not work for them any longer for a reason, which has nothing to do with their quality of work (or mine). I do mine with TurboTax now.
Do my own  

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