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Old 03-21-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a good income tax software? My husband and I worked part of last year in NYC before moving down here, so we need a tax program that allows us to include both NY and NC. Any recommendations or suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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My son and dughter just did their taxes on turbotax.com and they both worked in NJ and NC. They said it was very easy.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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My son and dughter just did their taxes on turbotax.com and they both worked in NJ and NC. They said it was very easy.
Agreed. It should be easy for TurboTax.

My wife swears by TurboTax.
We have used it for years.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest (New Light area)
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I use Turbotax every year - and even used it when I moved down from CT to NC (& I worked in NY). It was very easy to file the three states' returns. The turbotax program itself comes with all of the states, but 1 is included with your purchase fee. To 'unlock' the others I believe you just have to pay a little bit extra - and if you eFile, you just have to pay to file all three separately. All in all it was a breeze & I'd highly recommend it.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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We moved mid year and used Turbo Tax....took an extra week to get our money but two weeks instead of one...well Im not complaining!
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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Did it this year with turbotax and two states. Piece of cake.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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I had this situation and used turbotax. IL and MO. IL was a piece of cake, MO confused me a bit on the questions but there were only about 5 of them. Here's to hoping I did them correctly!!! Since our elected officials can't get these questions answered correctly, I guess I won't worry!!!

Seriously. Use Turbotax. Cheapest and easiest way.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a good income tax software? My husband and I worked part of last year in NYC before moving down here, so we need a tax program that allows us to include both NY and NC. Any recommendations or suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks!
A couple years ago I had dual-state income.

That year I used TurboTax. It's what I had been using for many many years.

I had no problem at all navigating through it. You just have to pay a little more for the software for each state.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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I've used Turbo tax since 1999, when I came back from Korea and had to file my taxes. I used H&R Block at a local office (local meaning the one next to Walmart.) I found out later these people use tax software and go to a 2 hour class. 2 days, 2 hours , heck I forget.

My taxes were done incorrectly. I had to pay the IRS the additional tax due and a fee for being "late." I had the pleasure of paying someone (A "tax specialist", HA! HA! HA!) to do my taxes incorrectly. Well, "Fool me once....."

I figured, I can use the same software, and I won't be high/hung over when I do 'em. Heck, to be honest, I have been high. Well, slightly enebriated. If I can do 'em with 2 shots of sweet, sweet bourbon inside my gullet, you can do them, too.

Turbotax since '99. Many of those dates were multiple states and/or/multiple countries. I've never been audited or have anything come back, 'cept for money. Then again, for the last few years, I don't pay anything in. I pay at the end of the year and let my money work in my bank, instead of being a free loan to the U.S. goverment.

I used to do the EZ when I was single, and I've done the long form, (many, many times) but there are so many deductions you can miss....heck, shell out the dough and use Turbotax. The cost of the software and the filing charges are deductible.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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I'm looking into this too, however I found it's incredibly expensive. For example H&R tax cut, even with a 15% off discount, it comes to around $115 to do federal, two states, and e-file them all. You can save $40 if you mail the two state returns in, which I think I might end up doing. I've used turbotax for years and was going to use them again but I think they're even more expensive.

When did filing taxes become a $100 ordeal???
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