Some years, I’ve been scrambling up until the last minute. I have a small business, so I need to add up my income and expenses before I can file. I don’t do it throughout the year, so it’s a time consuming job.
For many years, I took my return to an accountant to check it over to see if I made any errors. However, she retired.
One year, I took my tax return to H&R Block when I had a complicated issue. I was surprised that it cost me about $160.
So this year, I decided to try TurboTax. Is it a good option for consumers? For me, it was a struggle.
I prepared my taxes in the usual way, thinking I would just need to plug the information into TurboTax. Wrong.
TurboTax divides things up into categories differently. I had to redo my itemized deductions and some other expenses. Then, my itemized deductions weren’t more than the standard deduction, so all those calculations didn’t matter.
I don’t know if I’ll try TurboTax again. Maybe. Maybe not.
Anyway, the deed is done. And, I was a week early. You can’t beat that.