[olug] Tax Software Opinions

Dan Linder dan at linder.org
Tue Jan 18 14:33:58 UTC 2011

I always do the free on-line stuff before I go see my tax guy.  It helps
remind me of anything I may have forgot otherwise, plus it lets me see if
I'm able to get to a close dollar amount to what they get to.

I've been going to the same guy for the past 10 years, and each year his
refund is anywhere from $600 to $1500 more than what I was getting on-line.
 (My first year I had estimated we'd owe $1500, and we walked out with a $50
refund after his $150 price.)

Sure, they cost more than the $50-75 software options, but they've found 10x
that in many situations.  Money left with the IRS is money I lost. :-(

Just my $0.02 worth...


On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 22:45, Chad Homan <choman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Every year I think this comes up.  This year I am considering abandoning my
> usual
> tax guy.  So the question is what's everyone else doing?
>   - Keeping a tax guy
>   - Found some biatching linux tax software
>   - Running XYZ in wine, works great (e.g. turbotax,  taxact)
>   - I'm scared of wine, I use a VM for tax software (e.g. turbotax,
>   taxact)
>   - I'm not afraid of anything, tax online and who (e.g. tax slayer,
>   taxact)
> Chad, CISSP
> _______________________________________________
> OLUG mailing list
> OLUG at olug.org
> https://lists.olug.org/mailman/listinfo/olug

***************** ************* *********** ******* ***** *** **
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"
    (Who can watch the watchmen?)
    -- from the Satires of Juvenal
"I do not fear computers, I fear the lack of them."
    -- Isaac Asimov (Author)
** *** ***** ******* *********** ************* *****************

More information about the OLUG mailing list