Did Taxes on iPad...very easy

jsmith1

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Got the TurboTax 2011 app and did my taxes on the iPad 1 in about 20 minutes, very easy(even for me).

Thought it was cool that I didn't have to wait till I got home from work, but filed my taxes during lunch.:) Should be DD in about 7-10 days.
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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Got the TurboTax 2011 app and did my taxes on the iPad 1 in about 20 minutes, very easy(even for me).

Thought it was cool that I didn't have to wait till I got home from work, but filed my taxes during lunch.:) Should be DD in about 7-10 days.
About to do the same today .... :D
 

BJMRamage

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do you print from the iPad or send a PDF via email to print?

I thought I had to print something last year (on the Mac) but maybe that was when i freelanced.

It seemed silly I could submit e-file but still had to send something
 

jsmith1

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do you print from the iPad or send a PDF via email to print?

I thought I had to print something last year (on the Mac) but maybe that was when i freelanced.

It seemed silly I could submit e-file but still had to send something
I didn't even print, just saved a pdf to pdf pro, but it also lets you save file to itunes for easy saving and syncing if needed.

Already got confirmation email that it was accepted by IRS:)

Didn't require that I send anything else.
 

Teachbizz

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First time doing taxes ever ipad2/turbo tax simply amazes

Like the title states, doing taxes on the iPad 2 with turbo tax 2011 is a no-brainer and so easy you cant mess it up. I did my taxes in about 30 minutes, both were accepted by the govt the very next day and the monies are scheduled to DD in 7 days. Holla!
 

Abazigal

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IF not for the join date, I would be quick to ignore this post as a shameless plug by the creators of said app themselves...:p
 

jsmith1

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Do yourself a favor.
Use a proper accountant.
I do myself favors all the time, this favor just happened to be using a fast digital accountant that cost me very little in time and money....seemed to be a no brainer favor for myself.

In fact, I thought it was such a good favor that I thought I'd share for others that might need a good favor as well.

Thanks!
 

henchman

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Depending on your situation, a proper accountant can usually get you a much higher return.
 

anthonymoody

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Yeah, it's always easy if you file a 1040ez. If you have multiple itemizations, not so easy.
Depending on your situation, a proper accountant can usually get you a much higher return.
Only if you have a complicated return with many deductions.

Exactly. As much as I use my iPad for (which is essentially everything, see my signature) I outsource taxes to my accountant due to the complexity of my returns. They're very thick (TWSS).
 

Che Castro

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May 21, 2009
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What app can i use to check the status of my return

The IRSTOGO app has not been updated for 2011
 

henchman

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Only if you have a complicated return with many deductions.
my wife's mother was retired, and had pretty simple taxes.
My wife's sister, who worked at a bank for years, did her taxes, and she always owed.
My wife took over, went to an accountant, and he ended up going back 3 years, and got a bunch of money back for her.

Try it sometime instead of HR blck or using Turbotax.
 

Tomacorno

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Sep 29, 2009
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Proper Accountant?

Would that mean going to a tax service such as H&R Block? I have always done my own taxes but this year there are complications.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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Do yourself a favor.
Use a proper accountant.
Many people do not need this if they don't own a home, aren't paying on any interest bearing loans that would otherwise be considered a deduction, earn income as a wage earner from one job, etc. An accountant is wasted on people who can file a 1040ez.

Would that mean going to a tax service such as H&R Block? I have always done my own taxes but this year there are complications.
From a former IRS Agent (not me but my buddy), if you must go to H&R Block go to an office that is a year-round office. The seasonal offices have seasonal people in there filing your taxes for you. Many of them took the quick course from H&R Block and aren't well versed in tax law. If you believe you have a complication this year go to a professional. That $300 could possibly save you a large balance due or provide you a larger refund.
 

haze

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Nov 11, 2007
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So, if I have one job, no debt, no loans, no mortgage, etc. what exactly would one of these fancy accountants do for me besides take my money?
 

Ieo

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I really don't see how an accountant is necessary in ALL situations. Me for example....I have a standard W2, a 1098T, and a 1098E. That's IT. I plug it in and go. How would spending half of my return on a CPA do me any good?
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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So, if I have one job, no debt, no loans, no mortgage, etc. what exactly would one of these fancy accountants do for me besides take my money?
Nothing. You can find out for yourself but even when I was renting, was a wage earner (W2) and had no loans to repay outside of consumer credit (credit cards) I owed. I went to an accountant for help and he wound up finding out that I owed just as much as Turbo Tax told me and more because I filed head of household or something. So I owed more, paid him ($375) and still had empty pockets.

Tax accountants have their place and it is widespread; however, they're not necessary for everyone. Their time is better spent (any upstanding accountant will tell you this or should) doing the taxes for people who really need their help and expertise in tax law.
 

fhall1

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Dec 18, 2007
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I'd like to propose a truce since we're wandering further from the iPad subject.

Just like with car repair - sometimes the problem isn't complex and you can fix it yourself, sometimes you need a professional. Same with taxes.
 
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