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Do you think it's ok to buy it from ebay or amazon from the used part? They have it for under $40 there and it's like $70 new. I want the home and biz one.

I did my taxes for 2004,5,6 myself last May that was a huge mistake. Plus I saw you get your refund back faster if you file electronically.

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I use turbotax, but I do it online. This way, you only pay for using it once you actually FILE. Then the fees are taken out of your refund amount, or you pay for it with a credit card if you owe.

PLUS, it keeps your previous years information on file to make each subsequent year much easier to file.

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IF they take the fees out your refund, do you get a refund from them or the IRS? IOW Do they take a % of you refund in addition to that? The big chain plaes are a racket with their instan tax refund "loans." I want to avoid those. I just want to pay for the software or prep and then get a check or dd from the IRS (hopefully!)

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I may be in for a horrible surprise once I try out the CD, but I received a TurboTax CD in the mail. It seems to say that the "Federal + State Deluxe" addition is $44.95 when you buy online. If that's the case, then I'm guessing you might be better off to go to Best Buy or Office Max and but it directly. Amazon might be okay, but I'd be leery of buying un-opened, in the box software from eBay.

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I may be in for a horrible surprise once I try out the CD, but I received a TurboTax CD in the mail. It seems to say that the "Federal + State Deluxe" addition is $44.95 when you buy online. If that's the case, then I'm guessing you might be better off to go to Best Buy or Office Max and but it directly. Amazon might be okay, but I'd be leery of buying un-opened, in the box software from eBay.

Mine come that way every year. I still buy mine at walmart where it's 5 dollars cheaper.

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For whoever wants to use H&R block online, I get it through the hospital for $36 for 1 Federal and 1 State Tax return both E-file. Here is the link for anyone who would like to take advantage of my discount.

http://www.hrblock.com/taxes/partner/product.jsp?productId=31&otpPartnerId=2691

Here is the link for Turbotax if you guys prefer that one.

http://turbotax.intuit.com/microsite/home.jhtml?priorityCode=3468342102&cid=all_perkspot_emp_3468342102&_requestid=9039

Here is another link for anyone that wants to buy Turbotax from Target. I get a 10% discount when buying the packaged version. The 10% doesn't show till checkout.

http://www.target.com/gp/search/602-3799631-5673414?field-keywords=turbotax&url=index%3Dtarget&ref=sr_bx_1_1

If you find that you need my login and password, send me a pm and I'll give it to ya. Enjoy!

If you guys need anything else and would like a discount on it, feel free to check with me if I can get it. My discounts are transferable.

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There is a lot involved when you do taxes professionally (I did for a while, years ago).

You need to keep up with all the laws. You not only need to know federal, but state as well. You should really have a background in either accounting or law to help you understand all the nuances. Most people that want to pay what you should charge to have their taxes done won't be the 1040-A crowd. You'll find that everyone has some little anomoly.

But, you can make some money doing it. The other problem is that, especially if you only do personal taxes, it's seasonal. You won't have a life from January to April, and you won't have much income from April to December. Unless you are doing something else, like bookkeeping or accounting.

Corporate taxes bring in more money, but the laws there are VERY confusing. Plus, you have to know multiple state laws.

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I'm not saying it can't be done, but just remember that when you sign that return as a paid preparer, you are saying that you are responsible for the return.

If you really think you'd like to do it, you might look into become an Enrolled Agent. That is someone that has take a certification and is enrolled with the IRS as a tax preparer.

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