rberq wrote:I know Turbo Tax and the like are pretty easy, and I'm told people with even a small business find them valuable. But I have a pretty simple tax return, and it really burns me to have to pay out MORE money in order to file. So I just do the paperwork and send it in. The problem is, I invariably spend a couple hours fuming and cursing at the outrageously complex maze of forms and instructions and worksheets, and that can't be good for my blood pressure. So I probably should just give in and get Turbo Tax to spare my health.
Funny thing is, my state return can be done online at NO cost; so I do that, even though it takes longer than doing it on paper, because it speeds up my refund.
What burns me up is all the things that used to be deductible
that aren't anymore for us middle class taxpayers!
(ie interest paid, state excise & sales tax,etc)
Easiest way to figure you correct annual taxes;
Add all our income from every source in the current year &Make out a check for that amount to the IRS & send it in.