Feb 17, 2006


Ever notice that the words “The” and “IRS” put together spells “Theirs”? LOL Did you know the IRS is trying to simplify the tax forms?

I thought that’d be a good opening line for this... Have you filed your income tax returns yet? Prior to this year, I always filed mine over the telephone. The IRS discontinued it this year, so I did them online. It was so easy and free, of course. I got my refund deposited into my bank account within 7-10 days, both for the state and federal. I used TurboTax online and one tricky thing they do that I did not like was: It’s free to file your federal tax return, but if you want to use their system to file the state return it’s $24.95! So what did I do? I filed my federal return and then went to my state’s website and filed my state return there for free! I don’t know if every state has a website that allows state return filings, though. Anyway, I just thought I’d share my experience in case anyone wanted to do it for themselves.

OK, keep in mind too that I have a strong background in accounting and I am very computer literate. So if you don’t know what you’re doing please take it to a professional!


Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Meari, loved the "theIRS" comment, so true. I also decided to add a weatherpixie to my blog but one more like me, although I couldn't find a little round pixie. LOL, CJ