TurboTax Online is How I file my taxes
This is just a quick post to let DFA readers know how I file my taxes and which software I trust for my own returns. Here is a brief history of how I have filed my taxes over the years.
- Manual filing – Back in 1990 my dad helped me file my very first 1040EZ by hand. I continued to file manually for years then switched to TurboTax.
- TurboTax Desktop – Once released I could not turn down a computer program that filled out my tax forms for me, so I started using TurboTax desktop edition and it saved me a lot of time and manual form entry.
- TurboTax Online – A few years back TurboTax made their software available in a browser, without having to download and install any software. I quickly fell in love
and have been using the Online version of TurboTax ever since!
I currently use TurboTax Online
This is the 5th year we have used TurboTax Online to file our tax returns. My experience has been very positive and I have nothing but good things to say about filing online.
In fact, my biggest complaints are not with TurboTax at all but with our employers and financial institutions not getting our tax documents out sooner. Since TurboTax is released before our documents I am always waiting anxiously to get the documents and start filing.
Once I get started, the entire process usually only takes me about 4 – 6 hours for our married filing jointly return. I almost always have the return completed by the first week of February and the funds direct deposited just a few days later. Are you just starting yours now?