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Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
29,176
2,883
https://www.freefilefillableforms.com/

it's legit -- i came across the link from the IRS website. http://irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=201897,00.html?

it seems to work well. however, keep the following in mind:

- don't type too fast. the text entry boxes get muddled up and transpose letters.
- just open a new tab or window with the IRS's form instructions in pdf form, e.g. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040a.pdf
- don't guess at your Adjusted Gross Income from last year. call the IRS instead or look at your return from last year and figure it out. IRS: 1-800-829-1040 ext 2,4.
 
https://www.freefilefillableforms.com/

it's legit -- i came across the link from the IRS website. http://irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=201897,00.html?

it seems to work well. however, keep the following in mind:

- don't type too fast. the text entry boxes get muddled up and transpose letters.
- just open a new tab or window with the IRS's form instructions in pdf form, e.g. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040a.pdf
- don't guess at your Adjusted Gross Income from last year. call the IRS instead or look at your return from last year and figure it out. IRS: 1-800-829-1040 ext 2,4.

I think this gives the public far too much credit LOL - 1. knowing what information they need and 2. knowing where to put it!!
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
29,176
2,883
Would it be stupid to file at a public wi-fi hot spot?
this website is as secure as 128-bit RSA or Blowfish or AES or whatever browsers are using these days. unless you have a keylogger that someone snuck onto your machine you'll be safe.
 

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
15,656
2,016
Colorado
While I hate to give props to turbo tax, I've now done my taxes manually twice, and I get a return that is $250 less than turbo tax's return.
At a cost of $20, that's a note worthy increase in return.
 

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
15,656
2,016
Colorado
Figured it out... Turbo Tax is not including my taxable interest... wtf? They are basically stealing from the country (by allowing you to submit false returns), AND setting you up for an audit.
 

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
15,656
2,016
Colorado
Also, with TT, if you accidentally select a higher level package than you need, you can not lower the level without deleting your login... even if it's the login you have been using for years. WTF?
 

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
15,656
2,016
Colorado
Ahahaha! I bitched enough about the inability to downgrade to the basic level and how I wasn't sure why I kept doing business with Intuit and they waived my fees for Fed and State. Ahahaha! Sometimes I heart call centers full of uneducated people.:cheers:
 

Sherpa

Basking in fail.
Jan 28, 2004
2,240
0
Arkansaw
https://www.freefilefillableforms.com/

it's legit -- i came across the link from the IRS website. http://irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=201897,00.html?

it seems to work well. however, keep the following in mind:

- don't type too fast. the text entry boxes get muddled up and transpose letters.
- just open a new tab or window with the IRS's form instructions in pdf form, e.g. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040a.pdf
- don't guess at your Adjusted Gross Income from last year. call the IRS instead or look at your return from last year and figure it out. IRS: 1-800-829-1040 ext 2,4.

Can you only file online for free if you make less than ~56k?
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
29,176
2,883
can You Only File Online For Free If You Make Less Than ~56k?
irs.gov Link In My Op said:
things You Need To Know:

there Are No Income Limitations.
Most Federal Forms Are Available.
You Can Save Your Partially Completed Form And Come Back To It Later.
You Must Access The Tool By Going To The Irs.gov Free File Page.
Tax Forms Does Not Support State Forms Or State E-file.
Best Of All - It Is Free!
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jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
30,920
4,069
Portland, OR
Awesome stuff, Toshi.

I use H&R Block online because I gotz people. It's easy, it's cheap, and if I can't find my taxes from previous years, I can log in and print a new set.
 

ridiculous

Turbo Monkey
Jan 18, 2005
2,909
1
MD / NoVA
Awesome stuff, Toshi.

I use H&R Block online because I gotz people. It's easy, it's cheap, and if I can't find my taxes from previous years, I can log in and print a new set.
Yup I used them to this year. Though I also now have to amend my return. Was very simple if you have simple taxes to do. My relocation complicated things quite a bit. Submitted mine Friday night, they were approved less than 12 hours later.