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    Done your taxes yet? (TurboTax related tip)

    This kind of crap makes me furious.

    Seems TurboTax no longer works on Windows98 or WindowsME, but the box only says "Works with Windows or Mac". Now most of us probably left those in the dust years ago, but maybe this will help someone. Intuit no longer supports versions of Windows Microsoft no longer supports, and since Microsoft discontinued support for 98/ME last June this year's TurboTax requires XP/Vista (not sure about W2K).

    Sorry if this seems completely off topic for this forum, but I figure everyone pays taxes and a lot use TurboTax. I'm catching up on tech podcasts and just heard about this. If too off topic please delete.

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    Not yet. I am waiting cause we usually have to pay.

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    I always have to pay too. Last year wasn't at all bad, this year might be. I've always used TaxCut instead of TurboTax. I used both in 2001 and 2003 to compare (years TurboTax was free) and TaxCut always came up with a better result with the same data. Since H&R Block bought it from Kiplinger I'm wary of how long that will hold true though.

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    Did mine online, had my refund deposited about two weeks ago...
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    I got a big refund this year. We have a ton of stuff to deduct, plus that child tax credit is sweet.
    I used turbo tax. It is easy and and got both state and federal refunds with in 2 weeks.
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    I did mine on the 19th of February and received my refunds last week.




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    just turned ours over to the accountant to be done....waiting for his diagnosis...wonder if I can claim my poker losses from LEF????

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    I hired a CPA last year, but we have gone back to doing it ourselves. Just easier to do it ourselves, plus cheaper.

    We use Taxact which is half the cost of Turbotax.
    I'm not sure if it works on Win98 or Windows ME, but it does have home and business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugEyedBeast View Post
    Intuit no longer supports versions of Windows Microsoft no longer supports, and since Microsoft discontinued support for 98/ME last June this year's TurboTax requires XP/Vista (not sure about W2K).
    I have Windows Vista and hate it! Nothing works on it! In fact, the only printers compatible are the ones that come with it and they're mostly POC. It's turned out to more of a headache than anything else.


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    Getting a huge refund this year. Of course, that is because my wife was unemployed last year. She got a really good job in January so April 08 will be quite the reckoning. All things being equal, I would rather have her making money and have to pay Uncle Sugar rather than how we did it last year. Not a comfortable financial situation.
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    Free File for those who qualify.

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    * If the amount is not specified, Free File services are limited to taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income of $52,000 or less; or otherwise as noted
    * Fees for state tax returns may apply; however, some companies offer free state tax return preparation and e-filing
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    I did mine the first week of February. Got my refund in 5 days. I used www.taxslayer.com and it only cost $9.99 to file.
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