US tax returns - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
Strength and Honor
kanwisch's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Central IN
Posts: 6,144
US tax returns

That time is approaching and I've always done mine myself. But I've also always had this nagging feeling I should let a professional do it at least once to see if my refund grows substantially.

Anyone have experience doing both ways? I use software, of course, to do mine and I know they can look back over previous years to ensure I didn't miss anything.

Thoughts, help, disparaging comments?

SportbikeWorld Supermoderator

Dragging knee is for the track, and dragging tail is for the lot. --Kane Friesen

When you're in a car, you're watching a movie; when you're on a bike, you're in the movie. --Robert Pirsig

Identity theft is not Fun
kanwisch is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 05:13 AM
Some days are like this.
spicerke's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: The Haute
Posts: 3,132
I do ours every year, and the software has already arrived for this year. I usually run them about three ways to see which gets us the biggest refund, and now that there aren't multiple states involved, it's not such a headache.

spicersh has wondered if having a professional would substantially increase our return and if it would be offset by fees or not.

"I often wonder why I talk to you, then I realize, although you put me down, you do it with love." - Jester
spicerke is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 05:33 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 633
Can't see getting more back if you are using the software. Those programs don't let anything get overlooked.
bhartwig32 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 06:21 AM
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 610
ive been told the software gets about the same return as a professonal..

But, i have many many complicated deductions based on working for the railroad.. I rather just pay my and many other railroaders tax man to do it right than me forgetting somethin.. He only charges 100 bux so its nothin to complain about!
docta_freeze is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 10:31 AM
Registered User
cookeetree's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 7,448
Originally posted by docta_freeze
...He only charges 100 bux so its nothin to complain about!
Can you guys claim the cost of getting your taxes done as a deduction?

In God, we trust; all others must provide data.
cookeetree is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome