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Doing your own taxes

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:10 pm
by JayEgger
It's just about cutoff season for turning in your taxes and I was wondering whether you guys like to do them yourself or use some sort of accounting software?:
https://fitsmallbusiness.com/reviews/accounting-software-reviews/

I figured I'd save more money taking my time and doing it myself, but the flood of spreadsheets kind of scare me.

Re: Doing your own taxes

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:09 pm
by Villeroy
The page you have linked does not mention a single spreadsheet and it is a buch of spam anyway.

Re: Doing your own taxes

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:04 pm
by JayEgger
I'm trying to decide between doing the taxes myself (e.g. using spreadsheets) or using some sort of dedicated accounting software.

Re: Doing your own taxes

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:15 pm
by RoryOF
A dedicated program will be better than trying to work out how to do them on a spreadsheet. If you were experienced with spreadsheets you wouldn't ask the question - buy a program.

Re: Doing your own taxes

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:56 am
by RusselB
Not knowing where you are located, this advice might not be applicable, but I (being in Canada) use the online forms at SimpleTax to do my taxes.
They ask for a contribution when you're done, but there's no obligation.

Re: Doing your own taxes

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:35 pm
by faustjonson2
I don't find spreadsheets to be effective as well. It is better to look for a software that is easy to use and fits your requirements. I use SimpleTax.

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:05 am
by Isobel22
You don't need a flood of spreadsheet for this. If you really don't want to spend money at all then you can go for excel. You must good at excel and ms access and VBA. There are lots of useful tutorials in youtube specially in Khan Academy. You can also find some free accounting soft in Google but most of them are not really free :-). Some time I used ZipBooks for my invoicing and billing purpose. You can check XXXX.
Some of its feature was free then. Try your luck. But don't forget to learn advance excel and access.

Re: Doing your own taxes

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:47 am
by Villeroy
Isobel22 wrote:But don't forget to learn advance excel and access.

Nobody wants to learn any of this in times of smartphone apps.