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Old 02-02-2020, 08:48 PM
 
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You don't have to mail it certified. Are your taxes really simple? If so, then yes, do it with paper forms that you can print off at home, and mail in.

You're sure there are no deductions that you're unaware of, that TurboTax would alert you to?
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Old 02-03-2020, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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I just use the online PDF fill-in forms. If you have Microsoft Excel 2010 on your computer, you can use Glenn Reeves' Excel spreadsheet:
https://sites.google.com/site/excel1040/home
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Old 02-03-2020, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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Yeah, but you have to mail certified, just to be sure, and it will cost around $7 or so....
When I used to do paper filing, I never sent my taxes certified through the mail. My I guess I'm just a risk taker lol
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Old 02-03-2020, 06:57 AM
 
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You can use the software to calculate your taxes, then use option to print it all out on forms. You dont have to electronically file/pay. I always mail in my taxes and for last few years use HRBlock tax software I get on sale around Black Friday. Used to use TaxAct then they got greedy. Turbotax always been rather greedy.



I use offline software and mail taxes cause frankly dont need my personal info in yet more insecure data bases out there. Corporations have zero interest in security of my personal info unless some breach gets lot publicity and costs significant number sales.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:08 AM
 
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When I used to do paper filing, I never sent my taxes certified through the mail. My I guess I'm just a risk taker lol
Well, OP is filing taxes on Feb. 1st, so there's plenty of time for the tax return to get there. I wouldn't send in by any more exotic means that ordinary first class, unless it was April 14th or something.


I filed by paper from 1978 through 2006 and never had any issue with my tax return being received on time and in good order.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:38 AM
 
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For that level income, $30 is less than a half hour's work. You've most likely spent more time trying to find a way to file for free that it would have cost (by the value of your time) to just pay the $30. Pay the money, file immediately and move on. Your most valuable resource is time, not money.
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Not being judgmental at all, just saying that with that kind of income, why would you even sweat a measly $30. Hell, I spent $ 26 tonight at KFC for takeout !

Sometimes you just have to pay these little things to move on with your life.
I think the whole point was not that she had to spend $30, but that she had to spend $30 to get back $29. It does seem illogical. It's like using a 50-cent stamp to mail in for a 35-cent rebate.

Then again, I will pay the cost of TaxAct in order to PAY the IRS. Even less logical! LOL. But it's worth it to me with living in one state and working in another (taxable in both) and receiving a pension from one (taxable in one). Let the program figure it out. Except if it's TurboTax, which apparently can't handle that situation. Dumped them three years ago because of it.
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:14 PM
 
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Yeah, you can fill out your own tax forms, I do. If you make a mistake the IRS will correct it for you. If you know you owe $29, you have already done all the work. Just fill out the forms yourself. Then you can earn an additional $30 in savings.
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This year we are actually owe taxes. $29.00. Not bad. Normally we file through TurboTax, however, this year because we made over 170k we have to pay for Turbotax Deluxe, $30, in order to file our taxes.

So Turbotax basically want us to pay them $30.00 in order for us to pay IRS $29.00.
I have a problem with that.

Where else can I go and file for free and just pay the 29 bucks I'm owe.

Thank You!
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Go to the public library or the US Post Office. They have all the forms you need (the Post Office will have great stacks of them; at the library you'll need to make Xerox copies). Fill out the form. Put it in an envelope. Mail it to the IRS office indicated in the instructions.

Is this really so difficult?
You don't need to go anywhere if you have an internet connection and a printer. Download the PDF form from the IRS and fill it in on your computer. Print it, sign it, and mail it. Cost is about a dollar in postage and supplies.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:44 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I think the whole point was not that she had to spend $30, but that she had to spend $30 to get back $29. It does seem illogical. It's like using a 50-cent stamp to mail in for a 35-cent rebate.

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Actually, I am owe 29 dollars and I have no issue paying what I owe. I just didn't want to pay Turbotax 30 dollars to pay IRS another 29 dollars. lol
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