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How Much Do You Pay For Someone To Complete Your Taxes

Less Than $50
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84%
$51 - $100
0
No votes
$101 - $200
1
5%
$201 - $350
1
5%
$350+
1
5%
 
Total votes: 19

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How Much Do You Pay For Someone To Complete Your Taxes

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:23 pm

If you pay someone to do your taxes, what do you pay?

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:30 pm

I'm a cheap old bastard, I do mine myself............... :mrgreen:

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Post by stev » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:51 pm

Bio-Hazard wrote:I'm a cheap old bastard, I do mine myself............... :mrgreen:

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I got one up on you! I'm sooooo cheap that I married a tax-accountant. :mrgreen: So, having not to do them nor pay for it is even better. :supz:
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Post by martini161 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:51 pm

wifes an accountant (thats really what she is, but she gets mad when i call her that, shes really something like "a competitive buisness analisist" or some bull :lol: )

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Post by bubba » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:41 pm

I do my own, Turbo Tax is your friend if you don't have a lot of funky stuff going on. Think the last time I paid some one it was over $100, but that was a good 8-9 years ago.
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Post by bigblockmatt » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:58 pm

i will come back to this in a few days... I have to pick mine up from the accountant. usually i do them with turbotax, but this year is a little complex (3 1099's, a k1, a w2, and investment income) thats a little bit out of my league
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Post by DaIceMan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:01 am

we use to pay our "family accountant" around $100-125, but for the last few years "I got people" and did them myself with H&RBlock's TaxCut software. With the adoption becoming final next year, and being able to claim all those expenses, I might head back to the accountant next year as I want to recover as much of the expense as possible.
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Post by ibleet » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:57 pm

I have a small business and have used Taxcut for the past 12 years.

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Post by vicaphit » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:14 pm

I do mine on my own, but I just recently graduated from the 1040EZ to the 1040A so I could claim college loan interest. It's funny, you pay interest to the government when you have gov consolidated loans, then you get that interest back when you do your taxes... I love it!
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Post by T-Shirt » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:34 pm

Apoptosis wrote:If you pay someone to do your taxes, what do you pay?
Zero!
I got people..ME
but when business was more complex, (partners) an actual CPA paid for himself many times over (I didn't want to waste days going down to explain things to the IRS)
and yes i mean an actual $125+ an hour CPA, not just some "Tax-preparer" (though I'm sure my guy's assistants did most of the work, he read and signed off on it)

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Post by bmaverick » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:50 pm

It's just me. The EZ 1040 is simple to do.
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Post by KnightRid » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:39 am

I do ours myself, but we have nothing :) I usually use an online service to do the free filing from the irs - damn I am cheap.

PA state is online for free also. Only one that sux for us is the local. I have to do that by hand each year - EWWWWWW :mrgreen:

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Re: How Much Do You Pay For Someone To Complete Your Taxes

Post by Tim Burton » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:22 pm

Bio-Hazard wrote:I'm a cheap old bastard, I do mine myself............... :mrgreen:

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:05 pm

lol I always have my parents do mine, but this year i think i am going to have to do mine on my own. Well see if it all works out... heh
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Post by CyberWarrior » Mon May 05, 2008 3:33 pm

I use Tax Act.Not only is it free but ,you also get to file online for free. :supz:
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Post by /dev/null » Mon May 05, 2008 5:46 pm

Bio-Hazard wrote:I'm a cheap old bastard, I do mine myself............... :mrgreen:

I do my own taxes as well, it takes a bit of prep-work and paper shuffling but it's worth it to know how this stuff works. Plus you can help friends who need it with their taxes as well (joyyyyyyyyyy!) heh :)

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Post by alister » Wed May 07, 2008 1:44 pm

CyberWarrior wrote:I use Tax Act.Not only is it free but ,you also get to file online for free.
I use Tax Act also but I buy the software and use it. I have been using them for years.
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Re: How Much Do You Pay For Someone To Complete Your Taxes

Post by Sovereign » Tue May 13, 2008 8:55 am

I do mine myself. Needed a little help from parents/IRS hotline this year because I moved from 1040EZ to 1040A due to inheritance and investment interest that barred me from the simpler form.
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Re: How Much Do You Pay For Someone To Complete Your Taxes

Post by NAiLs » Thu May 15, 2008 11:30 pm

I'm a little late on this thread, but this year was $35. Last year was $25.
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