March 06, 2005

Hardly Worth It

I decided this year, that I wanted to file our Federal taxes online. Went to the IRS site, to link to the sites that will help you prepare your taxes for free. I had two choices, I could search for some myself, or give them some information (Filing status, total income, etc.) and they would match some up with me. I got a list of about 5. Tried the first one. The site was extremely slow. I had to enter the information on the W-2 manually. After about an hour an a half, I was no further than line 9a on the regular form. I would have been finished by now, if I had done the damn thing by hand. I was trying to enter the amount of interest the girls had recieved on their treasury bonds. Suddenly, it tells me that their SS#'s don't match the SS#'s of the primary taxpayer. Duh! That's because their his daughters. I said "fuck-it!". I have a headache from reading the small print. I would have been done by now, if I had written it out. I closed out the window. I am going to do it the old fashion way. I will fill it out by hand, and send it snail mail.

Posted by Valkyre at March 6, 2005 08:16 PM