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    I have always used Turbo Tax (I also always do the hr block software to see if they are both the same amount - and they have been - every year)

    SO said he tried all turbo, hr software and in person and jackson hewitt and liberty (only try missing is CPA). He swears by Jackson Hewitt and how they increased his tax return by 4000$.

    We will not be filing jointly this year. And I am trying to decide if I really want to fork out for someone else to do them for me, I mean if it can really increase my return it def could be worth it. But would love to hear from more than my one person, if anyone has had similar experience with getting more money back by using a way other than turbo tax???
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    I'm sure you have your reasons for not filing jointly this year, but I would look into doing so if you can. There are a bunch of deductions you aren't allowed to take if you file "married filing separately." They may not apply to you though.

    I'm sure someone here will know the best service to use. Sorry it wasn't me. Good luck!
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    We have found it worth it to have someone do taxes for us, then again ours have been a little more complicated with military moves, getting married and having babies.
    This year we are having someone do our taxes for the same kind of reasons a move, buying a house, having a baby ect
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    I always do mine on Turbo Tax. Last year my ex insisted I go to his tax guy because he'll get me more money but I got the same amount back as I would have gotten from Turbo Tax. The guy cost me $80.
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    We used TaxSlayer last year. Free and worked great for us, and was super easy.
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    We've been using HR Block agents for years and never had a problem. I've heard there are volunteers on base that do taxes for service members for free - I don't know if they take responsibility if anything goes wrong.

    I am curious about J-H, as well, if they are better than HR Block or about the same.
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    We use turbo tax, it found me a 1,000 student credit that I didn't even know I could get last year Plus, filing jointly got us quite a bit of money back.


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    I use my Mom, the accountant.

    Anyways, she uses TurboTax, but it is for businesses.

    If your taxes are not that complicated it is probably just as well that you do them yourself. Its not like accountants can magically pull out tax deductions out of their butts.

    Also, a reminder, that your return is often what you paid over what you were really supposed to pay.... You're just getting money back you weren't supposed to pay in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pftube View Post
    We use turbo tax, it found me a 1,000 student credit that I didn't even know I could get last year Plus, filing jointly got us quite a bit of money back.
    Just to let you know, depending on how you pay for your tuition, and how much you pay, you can get up to $2000 back! (Or at least thats how much I got and I got the maximum)

    Although I just looked it up and it looks like there is a newer credit for up to $2500!
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    Quote Originally Posted by azarmygf View Post
    Just to let you know, depending on how you pay for your tuition, and how much you pay, you can get up to $2000 back! (Or at least thats how much I got and I got the maximum)

    Although I just looked it up and it looks like there is a newer credit for up to $2500!
    hot damn That'd be awesome! I hope it works out that way this year!


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