Simplify Filing Your Taxes with Turbotax 2012
The only good thing about doing my taxes is that I've been using the same tool for well over 20 years (and before it even had its current name). Starting a new year's tax form is as easy as importing data from the previous year. Then I let TurboTax walk me through all of the questions until I'm done.
I think one of the parts I appreciate the most is that I don't get all of my information at once. So I'll fill in a few things on one day and then return a week or two later to fill in a few more things. When everything is complete, I let TurboTax e-file the forms for me.
Sure, you can do it manually. I can't even imagine how stressful that would be. Sure, there are free tools for doing taxes online. They might be OK for people who have very simple taxes, but I like the piece of mind having the data on my system along with the software to walk me through everything. Spending $40 to do that is worth it! And yes, I could have a "tax pro" do it. I find collecting all of the information is by far the hardest part and that would still be required if I had someone do my taxes.
If you've used TurboTax before, I'm guessing there is a good chance you'll continue to use it. For those who haven't tried it, I highly recommend it. And for those outside of the US, we'll return to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.
More on FontExpertA couple of days ago I mentioned FontExpert in the Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters post. A loyal reader asked if I could say a bit more on FontExpert. I have posted on previous versions of it in past posts and I'll add the latest version to my to-do list for the near future. Until I get the new post written, you may want to read FontExpert 2009 for Font Management and/or Alternative Choices for Font Management.