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Do any of you do your own taxes online and e-file? If so, what's the BEST program out there (i.e. easiest to use and inexpensive, with "easiest" being the more important criteria)??? I've had Turbo Tax recommended to me, but it seems a little more expensive and I'm not sure you can use it to e-file.<br><br>
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Yes, you can use TurboTax to e-file. That's what I do every year. It is very easy to use, but you do have to pay for it. If you are looking for a cheaper option, I've heard TaxACT is good too.
 

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We use Turbo Tax also. We don't e-file but you can. I think it's a $15 fee.
 

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I use TaxAct.<br><br>
I quit using TurboTax about four years ago after someone at their processing center swiped my credit card info and used it to order themselves a new $1300 laptop. :-(<br><br>
TaxAct is free to use online; e-filing (state and federal) is less than $20.
 

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Turbo tax is SUPER easy. I end up paying a little more, but it is so easy with turbotax, that I will gladly pay a little more. I don't e-file, but like pp said, you can with a pretty small fee.<br><br>
For ease of use, I have had great experience with turbotax...
 

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I'm personally in love with H&R block. I've used them every year since I got out of college, and I can always track down my returns, etc. at the drop of a hat. We had more than one source of self employment income, self employment deductions, standard W-2s, and ESA disbursements....And it might have taken me 2 hours?? Probably not that long. It was 14.95 and worth every penny. I had my return about 18-19 days later (Direct Deposit by the way, is done on Thursday night/Friday AM if anyone needs to know). They can do state if you live in a state that requires them...I think it was an additonal 15$ or so...there was a package price IIRC.
 

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We definintely prefer TurboTax. Dh has bought it for several years.<br><br>
Since there are several free programs out there this year through the IRS site, we thought we'd try one of the others. Dh got really agrivated with a couple of the other programs and went back to TurboTax. And keep in mind he's a professional bookkeeper and has done taxes for ourselves and other people for many years.<br><br>
You may be able to use Turbotax for free if you check the IRS site. The only reason we tried a couple of the others is because we weren't sure that we qualified to use the free Turbotax, but it ended up we did. Each free program has it's own requirements.<br><br>
The program as well as the E-filing is free if you meet the requirements through the IRS site. We even got the state taxes for free.
 

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We've used h&r block the past 3 years now. We have had really easy taxes in thee past, this years was little more difficult but i still was able to figure it out. I love that they keep my old taxs on file, and i can access them. It was free for us, and state was like 20$. We got our return direct deposited about 2.5 weeks later, this was in early february though.
 

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We used H&R block online this year for the third year in a row for the LAST time.<br><br>
We filed a return and because of the tax law changes they held it until the IRS was ready... in that time I got an unexpected return so I contacted them daily to see about pulling it back so I can fix it. No response.<br><br>
So it went through and I finally got someone in the chat room to tell me I now have to file a 1040x (which I knew) and I just needed to buy the $40 software to do it... Ok, I did not want to do that, but I will... so I did and I cannot import in my tax info so it is useless... I get my $40 refunded minus a $5 download fee and end up having just to file it by hand. The lack of customer care was infuriating, especially when I was expected to pay twice for something that could have been fixed if my emails and phone calls had just been returned.
 

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We use Tax Act. It has always been free for us to e-file federal (we don't use the "deluxe" though), but I'm pretty sure state costs something (no state income taxes in WA).<br><br>
Here is where the IRS lists the places that you can do it for free:<br><br><a href="http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118986,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118986,00.html</a><br><br>
The IRS says you have to have an AGI of under $54K, but I don't think that is true. If you look at TaxAct's page, it says it is free for federal (no income limits listed) and then $14 for state:<br><br><a href="http://www.taxact.com/" target="_blank">http://www.taxact.com/</a><br><br>
I also like Tax Act because they support free tax returns for Same-Sex Couples (in states where that is "legal") unlike H&R Block:<br><br><a href="http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-hrblocked0326.artmar26,0,4268053.story" target="_blank">http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc...,4268053.story</a>
 
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