Let me start by stating: I am not the tax preparer in our family. The last time I did the taxes was in my single days. I had so few assets and deductions…I used the EZ form. I handwrote my tax forms as well. No internet back then…at least none that I had access to.
My husband is our go-to tax preparer. He is thorough, detail-oriented, and a stickler for accuracy. Case in point: I have Purple Heart, American Veterans, and National Children’s Center pickup donations about once a month. I leave bags and boxes curbside. I fill garbage bags with clothes, toys, games, books, shoes, and anything else that we no longer need. I only send items that are in good condition. Period. If the item is worn out, I will not donate it. I list all items that I donate by type of item: Girl’s pants, boy’s jacket, etc. You would think that this would be enough. Nope. Not for my husband. He insists that I further categorize each item as “Fair,” “Good,” or “Excellent” condition. He is a stickler for accurate tax reporting.
I was given a tax preparation product to review. I handed it to my husband…immediately! H&R Block has introduced a new family of digital tax preparation products, that simplify the tax prep process from start to finish.
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I hate that I feel like I have more tax paperwork each year, its overwhelming!
hate the anxiety-its so stressing period
What stresses me the most is writing the check at the end
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I like to do them myself to save money.
I hate how much time it takes me now because I’ve got so many things to enter.
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The thing I hate most about doing our taxes is that there are changes every year and I can’t help but believe that is a contributing factor to the stories I’ve heard about all the unclaimed refunds!
I love doing taxes so that I finally have an answer of what I owe or get back! But, I dislike that the laws are always changing and it’s difficult to read the legal language of the changes.
I am a student, so its not that hard, but its still a pain to find all of the forms from my checking account and savings account
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I like to do mine myself and I also do about 10 others during the tax season and this program would be great
The thing I hate most about doing taxes is the whole doing of the taxes part. I mean seriously… the gubment takes 27% of my paycheck each week, then I have to give my stuff away to charity so that I don’t have to pay Uncle Sam even more every 4-15. Then, Uncle Sam spends my money on killing Iraqis, giving it to Leroy and his 18 kids from 12 different mothers, none of which have jobs, and teaches Spanish to illegal immigrants in my schools. It makes me feel all warm and happy inside knowing I can work my butt off and make all that happen. It just kills me to write that check to the Feds, then to the State, every year. Seriously. Its killing me.
The thing I HATE about doing taxes is that feeling I get when I try to read some paragraph of the instructions and suddenly I feel like I am struggling with a foreign language. I would love to try using the computer to do our taxes this year!
I hate having to keep all the paper for a year, and then needing to take over the dining room table for a day or two (or a week) to sort and fill.
I can’t say there is anything I love about doing taxes, except maybe finding out I am getting money back. But then I get upset with myself for not having the correct amount withheld and knowing that I gave the government a no interest loan. There is lots I hate, but probably just the fact that it takes up my time is the biggest.
I love knowing that I’ll be getting some money back!
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I hate not knowing all the deductions I’m elgible for. I always find out later i was elgible for one.
I hate that I always procrastinate in doing my taxes. But I procrastinate because I just don’t enjoy doing them and I dread finding out if I am going to have to pay.