How do I file for taxes?

I’m twenty and I have no idea how to do my taxes. I’d like to be able to do it on my own instead of having to spend money at H&R Block having someone do it for me. Is there a website that’ll give me a rundown or a checklist on what I should be doing, or what I may benefit from? Or do you think that it’d be more beneficial to leave it to the professionals?

Answer #1

Turbotax!! We buy the program every year and the whole family uses it, it’s not free but it’s cheaper than paying someone, and it’s better if everyone chips in to buy it. It seems to be dummy proof as well, and very easy to use.

Answer #2

1.) As long as it is simple (one job, no deductions, etc) the short form instruction manual works. 2.) Have a friend that you trust help you the first time. 3.) Most software programs are very linear and ask you all the questions you need to answer. 4.) Online tax help is available from many companies - just make sure that it is a trustworthy one. Hope this gives you some ideas. Good Luck!! (And welcome to the wonderful world of hair-pulling-out madness.)

NOTE: Never wait until March or April.

Answer #3

Thanks so much for the advice and the warm welcome. ;)

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