Originally Posted by zbelden00
purchased car in August - was 2 years used - any deductibles there?
Originally Posted by shahanshah
was the online service free ? i know taxact.com offers free [federal] filing and who cares about state i move so much anyway
Taxact is usually only free if you are eligible to file the 1040EZ.
Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal
To those SFers who are married with no dependents, do you filed jointly or separately?
I got married last year and don't know what to do. I've always done my own taxes, but will probably go to an accountant for the first time in my life to run the numbers to see what's best for my wife and I.
Both of us work and earn similar salaries. Both of us have a load of deductions: both of us owned homes in 2010 so we each have property taxes, mortgage interest, plus a load of charitable deductions. I also sold property in 2010 for the first time and have never filed capital gains taxes before. It's just a more complicated tax year for me so I feel more comfortable going with an accountant on this one.
You sold property in 2010, but how long did you own it? Also, was it for your primary residence? If yes, and you owned it for more than two years then you don't have to pay any capital gains.
As to the OP, my father-in-law runs a H&R-like shop so he does our taxes for free. He actually has tax software from four different providers. He will run the numbers through each system to determine which software will result in the highest return (or lowest payment).
I have a bonus that is taxed through the a$$ every year compared to my normal wage so I get a big refund every year. Combined with the fact that this is right around the time when the current year bonuses come out, it's always good time around our house.