Despite Geithner’s Peril, I Love Turbo Tax — 5 Comments

  1. I’ve had to help respond to IRS notices to people who screwed up their taxes by doing it themselves on Turbo Tax. It’s great software, but garbage in, garbage out happens. Also, I bet I could do your taxes in half an hour instead of two afternoons it takes you to do it. I’m all for simplifying the tax code so I could be doing something much more enjoyable, like blogging. Actually I’d really like to see the entire tax code eliminated.

    Tax preparation is easy, but tax planning is why you should be using an accountant. Proper planning can save lots of taxes, without resorting to fraudulant activities like hiding income or claiming dogs as exemptions.

    Catch Her In the Wry…also wrote this…Today’s Food for Thought

    • @Catch Her In The Wry: Where’s the fun in all that? I bet you can’t do my taxes in 30 minutes, because those two Saturday afternoons include getting all the crap together. 🙂 And you probably use a tax program too, right?
      That’s OK, we need people like you for tax planning. All those big Illinois farms and their tax subsidies and fuel tax credits and stuff to figure out. Yes, tax planners are needed. Tax planning is a noble profession.