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Old 02-13-2016, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I just finished and electronically filed my 2015 taxes via TurboTax. This is my 5th year using TurboTax only. My filing initially got rejected but TurboTax showed me why and it was my mistake. I had put down a wrong Federal ID Number for two of my 1099-R incomes.

I stopped and started a few times so it took about a week for me complete so I did not keep track of how much time I spent but it was easy going. TurboTax also coached me based on my prior year filing. Meaning they questioned about income from the same sources. I do step thru the Itemized Deduction section but for the last 5 years I fall into Standard Deductions. I have made up my own simple spreadsheet for each year (2011 to 2015) so I can quickly compare year to year to be sure I have got everything covered and all is similar as expected.
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Old 02-13-2016, 03:29 PM
 
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I just e-filed our joint tax returns 1040A using the Turbo Tax on-line software for "Free"! Yes for free, because we didn't have anything to declare and or didn't have to itemize anything, it's simple cut and dry, just put in the numbers and answer all of their simple questions.

Tax Act also has a similar product for lower-income filers.

BTW, since you are off-shore, do you file any state returns??
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:03 PM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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Tax Act also has a similar product for lower-income filers.

BTW, since you are off-shore, do you file any State returns??
Exempted from State, but Turbo Tax still e-files my state form. I owe nothing to State being out of the U.S. the entire year. I have Tax Act as my backup, but did not use them yet since I've been using Turbo Tax for several yrs without any issues. The use of the free Turbo Tax income minimum limit is now at $100,000.
We're now permanent residents here in the Philippines so we do not plan returning to the U.S. anytime soon, but maybe for a vacation 3 yrs from now.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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Exempted from State, but Turbo Tax still e-files my state form. I owe nothing to State being out of the U.S. the entire year. I have Tax Act as my backup, but did not use them yet since I've been using Turbo Tax for several yrs without any issues. The use of the free Turbo Tax income minimum limit is now at $100,000.
We're now permanent residents here in the Philippines so we do not plan returning to the U.S. anytime soon, but maybe for a vacation 3 yrs from now.

If you have family in the Philippines decent health and a small pension, the Philippines is a great place to retire.
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