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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 08:52 pm
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TurboTax Online will allow you to pay its prep and filing fee by deducting it from your return, but there's an additional surcharge of $30 for this. I'm really curious who would pay this by choice. Or really at all.

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solteronita
solteronita
see the moon? it hates us.
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)

People who click "OK" without reading what they're agreeing to. And lazy people?


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glowing_fish
glowing_fish
Matthew Harris
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)

People who are so phobic about math and taxes that they will sign anything to make the confusion go away?


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circumambulate
circumambulate
Circumambulate
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)

It's completely no money out of pocket, though, right? All fees come out of your return. Some people are just that cash-poor.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)

That's what I don't get. You can use a credit card to pay, but if you are that strapped that you don't even have $30 of available credit ... I dunno, just seems a little predatory.

Or on the other hand, maybe it actually does cost that much to instruct (and pay?) the IRS to divide up someone's return so that a portion of it gets sent to TurboTax.


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tyreseus
tyreseus
Jere
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)

I would have, because my bank balance was at $20, but then they just went ahead and charged my credit card that they had on file from last year and put my account in overdraft. And the screwed up my Ohio return. I'll never use those fuckers again.


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adventure_girl
adventure_girl
adventure_girl
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)

I know, right? I could see doing it if you couldn't afford to file your taxes, but then, you could always push print and mail them.

I was kind of excited about just deducting the cost, until I saw that $30 rip-off fee.


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(Anonymous)
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)

I guess I don't know what the prep and filing fees cover (so I assume they have their own value), but the additional $30 is cheaper than buying your own copy of TurboTax, no?


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)

The fees cover use of the online version of the tax prep software and filing your return -- which is what you'd get by buying your own copy.

If you get a refund, the online version has an option to pay these fees by deducting them from the amount of your refund. But this option costs an additional $30.


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