This year, I plan on completing my 2010 taxes by the end of February. I am hoping for a tax return, and by getting them done early, the earlier I can get my money back and make it work for me.
For as long as I can remember, I have always done my taxes by hand. Ancient, I know, but that’s the way that I know how to do it. When I was little, my dad would make my sisters and I do our taxes, and he would check them – like homework.
So last year, when I attempted to use the an electronic tax software, I was overwhelmed that it only took mt 20 minutes to complete, as opposed to the usual 3 hours. I am a little embarrassed to admit it, but I actually didn’t believe the electronic file, and I completed my taxes by hand and sent those in.
This year, I’d like to take another stab at electronic filing. I will still complete my taxes by hand first (because it makes me feel more comfortable), and then I will file electronically. That way, it will be a check, and I will (hopefully) feel much better about filing electronically in the future.
Will report back once I am done!
Readers, do you file your own taxes? Do you file them electronically, or do you do them by hand, like me?
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