why do people go to h&r block& other places when you can file online free?
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why do people go to h&r block& other places when you can file online free?
Posted by Batdawg on 1/22 at 8:05 pm
Just curious.


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Posted by Paul Allen on 1/22 at 8:34 pm to Batdawg
Piece of mind


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Posted by Batdawg on 1/22 at 8:38 pm to Paul Allen
But it costs a few hundred dollars at those places and you can do it free online if you make under 57,000. The companies who do it free are listed on the IRS website so they can be trusted.

I was just wondering if their was any real benefit to going somewhere and getting your taxes done.



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Posted by West Monroe on 1/22 at 8:46 pm to Batdawg
I believe some can get their refund right then and the company will get a cut of it. Some folks can't stand to wait the couple of weeks.


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Posted by jcole4lsu on 1/22 at 9:35 pm to Batdawg
because some peoples tax returns are more than a single simple form thats completed in 10 minutes


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Posted by fishfighter on 1/23 at 2:52 am to jcole4lsu
There are so many loop holes and if you are going long form, sometimess one need a pro. I did go into one and the bitch didn't know jack shite and I had to point things out. Got up and walked out about half way, no pay.

Had to use a CPA that year.



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Posted by Batdawg on 1/23 at 3:17 am to fishfighter
How do you know if you need a long form?

I own a car, pay rent, filed 0, I'm single, no kids, no charity giving, no work related expenses, that's all I know. Their is nothing else to tell.

???



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Posted by yellowfin on 1/23 at 6:41 am to Batdawg
Because most people are dumb


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Posted by iAmBatman on 1/23 at 11:33 am to Batdawg
you should start more threads


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Posted by Zach on 1/23 at 12:09 pm to Batdawg
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But it costs a few hundred dollars at those places and you can do it free online

This is what I don't understand. I pay my accountant to do my taxes. He charges me 90 bucks. And I'm pretty sure he's more competent than the folks at HR Block.



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Posted by Weaver on 1/23 at 1:22 pm to Batdawg
me neither. I do mine myself, although I have a degree in accounting.


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Posted by yellowfin on 1/23 at 1:26 pm to Zach
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He charges me 90 bucks.


damn that's cheap



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Posted by Athanatos on 1/23 at 1:31 pm to yellowfin
Maybe Zach's CPA only needs 20 minutes to prepare his taxes.


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Posted by Tenforty1728 on 1/23 at 3:39 pm to Athanatos
H&R Block is not cheaper than most CPAs. I'm a CPA and I'd say 50-60% of the time I save my clients more money in unknown deductions than my bill. Also provide year-round quick answers to questions. Plus the personal relationship that is developed over time and having the same person work on your stuff each year is well worth it to my clients.


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Posted by yellowfin on 1/23 at 4:13 pm to Athanatos
The way he posts I would think his sch d alone would take a few hours


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Posted by SippyCup on 1/23 at 9:35 pm to yellowfin
One of my clients is a CPA and he always comes to me to prepare his returns. I asked him one day why he doesn't do them himself. He asked me if I change my own oil and I said no. He then asked if, with some direction, could I do it myself. I said yes. He then said so why do I pay someone to do it.

So there is your answer. Some people would just rather not do it.



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Posted by tiger91 on 1/23 at 10:57 pm to Batdawg
Because we've got a business with about every schedule form there is needing to be filled out. I'm not doing that!!!!!!!!

We pay dearly but I'm comfortable with the results.



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Posted by yellowfin on 1/24 at 6:47 am to tiger91
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Because we've got a business with about every schedule form there is needing to be filled out. I'm not doing that!!!!!!!!

We pay dearly but I'm comfortable with the results.




You should really go to a CPA instead of places like h&r block to prepare your return, especially with a farm. I'd even recommend finding one that specializes in farm returns since there's so many rules specific for that industry.



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Posted by Ford Frenzy on 1/24 at 8:38 am to fishfighter
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There are so many loop holes and if you are going long form, sometimess one need a pro. I did go into one and the bitch didn't know jack shite and I had to point things out. Got up and walked out about half way, no pay.

Had to use a CPA that year.
you probably saved money using a CPA just in the fee compared to the fee at one of those ripoff joints



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