Ask the Readers: Who Is Filing Your Taxes This Year?

By Ashley Jacobs on 27 January 2015 97 comments

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Each person's finances is different from the next — and so are our taxes. If your financial situation is simple and straightforward, you can probably file your taxes on your own. If it's a bit more complicated, however, you may be more inclined to hire a professional (or ask your tax-accountant cousin).

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Mary Happymommy

I always file my taxes myself.

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Julie

I always file my own Taxes because they are not complicated!

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Elena

My husband is filing our taxes

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Gina

I'm filing my taxes this year same as every year. It's easy enough to handle myself.

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elizabeth

Turbo Tax

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Garrett

I will use a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteer.

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KAY

As a former military member, I always got my taxes done by a discounted tax prep company on base. Now that I am out and newly separated from my husband, I will most likely use H&R Block.

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I'm having them done at H&R Block Premium, the company that is also handling the taxes for my fledgling LLC.
The enrolled agent who is working with me on the latter has gone way above and beyond in the past year: helping me understand what kind of corporation to become, handling my payroll, writing three letters to clear up an IRS claim that I owed money (I didn't, but would probably have caved and paid it after the second letter if I were doing it myself). He has also held my hand (figuratively speaking!) through some other new-business issues.

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Tank

I would recommend using a tax software instead of hiring a tax consultant. It's really straight forward if you just think through your expenses throughout the year and any significant capital movements.

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Tina in NJ

We have an accountant. Helps prevent tax rage.

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Revanche

I've finally bowed to the inevitable: with a new one on the way and not nearly enough hours in the days, I'm working with a CPA to file our 2014 taxes.

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lisa

i always take advantage of the free e-file...the IRS offers many options but i like using the same one year after year so my username and password are easy to remember. it's always free (i make so little money, i am way under the maximum income limits) and i have peace of mind. it's easy and any refund gets put automatically into my checking. easy breezy and FREE. and did i mention free? you get my point.

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DocSav912

Who is filing your taxes this year? Me doing it myself as always.

Did you go this route last year? Yes.

If not, what made you decide to change it up?

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Leonard

Same as last year, myself using freetaxusa.

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Denise L

Unfortunately, I file our taxes. I am an accountant after all.

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an g

We have a friend that is an accountant that gives us good rates

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Guest

I'll be filing my own taxes this year just I have every year since I've had to. I actually enjoy doing it & view it as a chance to review my finances.

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Mollie

ME!

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Heather

I'm filing them myself for the first time this year! My dad has done it for me in the past.

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Helen

My taxes are fairly simple, so I file them myself.

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Guest

I'm doing my taxes myself this year. I did them myself last year too. I don't have the money to pay someone else to do them. Actually, I'm going to an info session in an hour about how to properly do my taxes because as a grad student, I technically don't earn "wages" so it is confusing as to which part of my stipend is taxable.

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C.j.

I efile mine myself!

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J. Pario

My husband, for which I am grateful--I'd really rather not do it myself!

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Kim

We're filing our own taxes.

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Rebecca B. A. R.

My husband does our taxes every year online.

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Susan P.

I am filing my taxes this year and have been for many years.

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Mary W

We recently switched to a professional when our taxes got too complicated. I am so glad we did. Our tax pro saved us lots of pain, aggravation, fines, stress and it was worth every penny.

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Bethany

Turbo Tax software for us.

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Sarah

I'll be using my accountant again. It was a complicated tax year and I don't think I can handle it on my own.

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Linda F.

Our accountant files our taxes.

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Ernest S.

I do my own taxes. I've used TurboTax for longest time, but might try some new software this year. Based on what I am seeing on Amazon, H&R Block seems to be the top DIY tax software this year.

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Liz M.

I will be TurboTaxing it again this year. We have extra quirks this year because of an inheritance but I hope it will work out.

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Jennifer Marie

My husband is doing our taxes this year.

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Mary

My husband files the taxes and i fill out the Fasfa - fun!

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Mary

My husband files the taxes and i fill out the Fasfa - fun!

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BRB

Me, myself and I! We don't have anything so complicated that simple online software doesn't handle it.

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Jen

I'll be using Turbo Tax as usual.

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Robynn

Me! I always file my own taxes. It's actually one of my favorite things to do.

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A. Munoz

I am filing my own taxes.

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nicole dz

My wonderful husband will be doing our taxes this year, I am not good at it.

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Elle

The family accountant does them.

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Guest

my accountant!

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Lynn

Me and Turbo Tax.

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Linda Collins

Turbo Tax on the computer is who will do my taxes this year. The same as the last 10 years or so.

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Guest

I have always done my own taxes

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Buffi

My boyfriend is a CPA & does my taxes every year.

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Guest

My husband--using Turbo Tax!

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Ingrid M.

I am learning from a CPA friend how to file my own taxes this year! Great way to learn and save myself the money to pay someone else to do it.

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Rachael

We are in our late 40s and have always done our own taxes. My husband and I both have backgrounds in accounting--I minored in it in college whereas he was a finance major with a couple accounting courses--and we still and will always do ours using paper forms/booklets. It is interesting because he works as a financial analyst, and all the guys at work use paper forms! We both find the paper route much more logical and helpful. We know we are dinosaurs but we really prefer the paper!

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lostAnnfound

An accountant who we have used for years. I am self-employed and it takes away some of the stress of doing it having our taxes done by a professional.

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Guest

I will be using my CPA.

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Holly Sanford

I always file my own taxes with the help of Turbo Tax deluxe.

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Susan Smith

We do our own taxes.

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Louly

I do my own taxes with filing software like Turbo Tax...

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Diane

I will file myself, using TurboTax online. I've done it for years and it's easy.

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Liisa R

My accountant since we are self-employed... it is worth the money for peace of mind since we are more of a red flag for the IRS.

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Rosemary

I file my own taxes using Turbo Tax software.

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Gwenn

I am doing them myself and free filing. They are not a complicated tax form.

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Stacie

I am doing my own taxes online. College major, go to work!:)

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Amritpal Singh

I will use TurboTax

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KelR1

My husband and I always do our taxes together and file through TurboTax. We've been using them for the past several years and have been very pleased. Makes it as quick, easy, and painless as possible.

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Lynda

my sister (my accountant) will file my taxes this year

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Guest

I will be filing my own taxes this year.

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Monique

I'm filing my own taxes this year, thankfully! Last year I had to pay for upgraded software that could help with LLC filing. I don't need to do that this year so filing my taxes should be way, way easier and faster.

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Carol Ritchie

I am using Turbo Tax for 2014 taxes as I have done for the past ten years at least. And, yes I do them myself.

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Matt Hampton

I (husband) used to use TurboTax until their forced upgrade for 2014 taxes. Switching to HR Block.

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Leslie

Me with the help of Turbotax. We have consulting income and I'm not looking forward to it one bit.

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NovaNole

This year we will file ourselves, without assistance from our accountant.

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alona

We file our own

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Happy Love

I'll do it.

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MELISSA HANSSON

We've used TaxAct every year for a while now. It works fine and I like having the online records.

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Guest

Me and TurboTax! And they're already done!

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Dale

I file my own.

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Cathy K

We have a financial adviser we've used for many years.

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Joe

I will be filing with the help of H&R Block Online Deluxe, since TurboTax has decided to remove some of the functionality from their Deluxe version, which I used for years.

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I have a fantastic accountant who has helped me for the past three years. The staff at X-Tax is personable, professional, and efficient. http://x-tax.com/

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Matt

My accountant is doing mine.

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Ace Bankreaux

A former colleague that's an accountant

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Bekki

My husband uses turbo tax to file our taxes

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Kim D

Me! Right now my family's tax situation is not too complicated so it's easy to file myself.

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Suz_Glo

My husband is doing our taxes this year. And always has!

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Betty

I will go to a local chain. It's easy, and I've been using them since my daughter went to college. I couldn't figure out the school credits myself.

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Dee Dee

We use an accountant.

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Liz

I am doing them myself!

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Tawee

My brother who is good in numbers file my taxes every year for FREE! We treat him and his family out for dinner after we've gotten our refund check ;-)

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Laura J

I use a local person that has done mine for years.

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Tyler

I file my own taxes.

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Theresa

I will use turbotax

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Guest

Me.

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Guest

I am! My dad will look them over after I've finished.

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Ronda

Usually I do my own taxes. But I got married in 2014 and my husband started a small business. So we are going to look towards an accountant to get our paperwork together and taxes files.

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Christie

My father-in-law is a tax preparer. (And all it costs us is a package of Peeps!) Plus, it's a great time to visit the grandparents -- it's all good.

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Kim V

I will be preparing and filing our taxes this year along with a little help from TaxAct as I do every year, simple as 123 and it works for me!

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Angelina

I file my own taxes through the free turbotax option online.

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Amanda Sakovitz

I'm filing my taxes

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Sara C

my situation is pretty straightforward so I do my own taxes

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Thomas Murphy

I do my taxes on turbotax