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Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) #4651652
01/30/18 11:41 PM
01/30/18 11:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline OP
Reddy45  Offline OP
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Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Goodness have all of these gone up in price over the years? I've been a regular TaxAct user but now it seems the price to file Federal Itemized + State is going to be around $55.

I swear that it was around $18 a few years ago.. maybe back when they did Federal filings for free?

But I checked some comparisons and all others actually cost more than TaxAct.

Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651654
01/30/18 11:52 PM
01/30/18 11:52 PM
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Posts: 17,290
Michigan
daves87rs Offline
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Posts: 17,290
Michigan
TurboTax has been the same the last ten years I remember...


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Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651664
01/31/18 12:27 AM
01/31/18 12:27 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,623
Western S.C.
CR94 Offline
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Western S.C.
TaxHawk is still $13, and still easy to use.


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Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651673
01/31/18 12:50 AM
01/31/18 12:50 AM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 239
Athens, GA
ctechbob Offline
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Athens, GA
I have always liked to download my software and do it local as opposed to using their webforms, so when I saw that TaxAct was $64 this year I had to do a double take. I looked in my account history and sure enough, it was $40 last year and a few years before that, and then from $19-29 before that.

I don't guess I blame them, keeping up with the US tax code is probably a nightmare that never ends for them and they've got to get paid, but yikes.


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Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: ctechbob] #4651677
01/31/18 01:32 AM
01/31/18 01:32 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline OP
Reddy45  Offline OP
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Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Originally Posted By: ctechbob
I have always liked to download my software and do it local as opposed to using their webforms, so when I saw that TaxAct was $64 this year I had to do a double take. I looked in my account history and sure enough, it was $40 last year and a few years before that, and then from $19-29 before that.

I don't guess I blame them, keeping up with the US tax code is probably a nightmare that never ends for them and they've got to get paid, but yikes.


Thanks Bob. Those prices sound about right from what I recall. I've enjoyed using TaxAct since they store all previous years, and it makes it a breeze to file each time, but if they keep raising the price then I'll have to start going with whoever is cheapest.

Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651692
01/31/18 03:05 AM
01/31/18 03:05 AM
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Posts: 545
Michigan
Eosyn Offline
Eosyn  Offline
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Posts: 545
Michigan
Used Taxact for many years, until about 3 years ago when I switched to FreeTaxUSA. Free Federal & $13 for State.


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Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651714
01/31/18 04:37 AM
01/31/18 04:37 AM
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Posts: 5,908
MIchigan
Warstud Offline
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Posts: 5,908
MIchigan
If you make less than 66k a year you can get free software from the IRS>>>>>

https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free

Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651723
01/31/18 05:36 AM
01/31/18 05:36 AM
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Nebraska
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Nebraska
Been using turbotax for probably a decade now. It used to be about $25.00, but the last few years it is about $50.00, Still way cheaper than going to Liberty or HR block.The tax people at those places do not know any more about taxes than I do... all they do is pump #s into a computer program like Turbo and then charge $150 or more. I despise doing taxes and always put it off till the last day, but turbo tax auto populates most of the data from previous years. I have yet to buy a turbo this year yet, but I saw an ad somewhere in our mail that had turbo for $59.00 so it has went up no doubt. I suspect it is higher this year because they had to factor in the new tax laws and had only a couple of months to do it before the new software was pushed out for sale.


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Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651741
01/31/18 06:43 AM
01/31/18 06:43 AM
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Posts: 21,085
Upstate NY
Donald Offline
Donald  Offline
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Posts: 21,085
Upstate NY
I buy HR Block from Amazon. But I need to pay extra for a second state as I live in one state and work in another. The second state is as much as the whole things was to begin with.

Credit Karma has free web based income tax software.

Our president promised we could do it on a postcard??


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Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651742
01/31/18 06:47 AM
01/31/18 06:47 AM
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Posts: 3,504
Wet side WA
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Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Goodness have all of these gone up in price over the years? I've been a regular TaxAct user but now it seems the price to file Federal Itemized + State is going to be around $55.

I swear that it was around $18 a few years ago.. maybe back when they did Federal filings for free?

But I checked some comparisons and all others actually cost more than TaxAct.


Inflation!


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Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651754
01/31/18 07:11 AM
01/31/18 07:11 AM
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Posts: 25
Florida
Brett776 Offline
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Posts: 25
Florida
Credit karma is completely free, you just need to set up an account with them, which is also free. They make their money by advertising credit card offers based on your credit. You have no obligations. Worked great for me.

Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651760
01/31/18 07:21 AM
01/31/18 07:21 AM
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Posts: 6,126
Michigan
ZZman Offline
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Michigan
Just filed with Tax act and got reamed. Wish I would have seen this.


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Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651761
01/31/18 07:21 AM
01/31/18 07:21 AM
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Posts: 1,481
Ontario, Canada
mightymousetech Offline
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Ontario, Canada
Used the free TurboTax app on my phone. When I put my basic info in, it asked if I wanted to import all my docs automatically from the Canadian Revenue Agency. I said "yes", docs imported. Checked they were all there, done. Took less than 10 mins.


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Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651767
01/31/18 07:32 AM
01/31/18 07:32 AM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 117
Maine
wormwood1978 Offline
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Posts: 117
Maine
I've used freetaxusa for many years now and the prices are by far, much better than the other websites. Free federal but you pay for state, something like $13 or so.

Re: Tax Filing Websites (TaxAct, TaxSlayer, TurboTax) [Re: Reddy45] #4651797
01/31/18 08:32 AM
01/31/18 08:32 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 736
Connecticut, USA
bmwpowere36m3 Offline
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Posts: 736
Connecticut, USA
H&R Block... its been around $30 for the last few years. Works fine for me, e-files federal, prepopulates state that I fill out online for free.

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