[TriLUG] Ask TriLUG: Best Tax Filing Software?
reginald.reed at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 13:40:06 EDT 2011
Similar to Alan's comment below about the "Best," it also applies to
generalizations such as "it's not difficult." Whether or not one's
taxes are "difficult" to do the old fashioned way is so variable
laden, it's probably not worth saying it. Key variables being
mathematical aptitude, reading comprehension and most importantly your
specific tax situation, to name a few.
I personally use Turbo Tax Home & Business on OS X and Windows and
have used Turbo Tax variants over the past 4 years successfully for
our semi-complex tax situation (2 small business, capital
gains/losses, stock options, employee stock purchase plans, dividend
reinvestment plans, foreign securities, etc, etc). I miss the long
gone days of the 1040EZ :(
On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
> And this is why, as a professional software engineer, who has worked on
> other people's crummy, buggy, code, I refuse to trust something as important
> as my financial safety to someone else's crummy, buggy, tax application.
> All my taxes are done the old fashioned way: calculator, pencil, paper, and
> an awareness of my tax situation. it's not difficult. It just requires a
> knowledge of what you are doing and a bit of care as you work the figures.
> William Sutton
>> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org> wrote:
>>> I always love these questions where someone asks a crowd for the
>>> "best", when each person usually has only ONE. That means each
>>> response will either be "mine is great" or "mine sucks"... no
>>> real way to compare.
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