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Old 02-12-2012, 04:03 AM   #41
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Even though I use tax preparation software, I have always filed by mail --certified, return receipt requested. I will continue to do so until they won't take paper returns anymore.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:16 AM   #42
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I'm sorry to hear that this happened, and I sure hope it doesn't happen to me this year!

That said, were I in your place I'd just print out the forms and mail them to the IRS. No big deal (at least to me).
Does'nt everyone have to eventually mail in their 1099's, W2's anyway? Or am I missing something.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:26 AM   #43
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Does'nt everyone have to eventually mail in their 1099's, W2's anyway? Or am I missing something.
The IRS receives those documents electronically from the institutions that produce them so there is no need or requirement for the taxpayer to mail them.
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The IRS receives those documents electronically from the institutions that produce them so there is no need or requirement for the taxpayer to mail them.
Really!?! Thanks! The older I get the less I seem to know. I've been sending them in all this time.

Planning to dump my $800 accountant (things are getting more and more simple for us reporting wise) and go to TT next year. Have already done a 'test' scenario on TT to see if he comes up with the same/similar numbers tomorrow.
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Really!?! Thanks! The older I get the less I seem to know. I've been sending them in all this time.

Planning to dump my $800 accountant (things are getting more and more simple for us reporting wise) and go to TT next year. Have already done a 'test' scenario on TT to see if he comes up with the same/similar numbers tomorrow.
The TT test is a great way to see if you can do it yourself. Unless you have a particularly complex return, it should be just as easy (or hard).
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I filed a paper copy, but here is the latest info back from my query.
I'd be interested in hearing what you eventually learn. If it turns out that there is a revision to the software that "fixes" this, it would reaffirm my strategy to delay filing as long as possible to wait for software vendors to patch their software.

I do my TaxAide returns on Taxwise but my personal return with TT. Last year, I continued to get software updates on TT throughout the summer. By September, they seemed to have died down.
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The IRS receives those documents electronically from the institutions that produce them so there is no need or requirement for the taxpayer to mail them.
Correct. e-filing means having nothing to mail in.

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I'd be interested in hearing what you eventually learn. If it turns out that there is a revision to the software that "fixes" this, it would reaffirm my strategy to delay filing as long as possible to wait for software vendors to patch their software.

I do my TaxAide returns on Taxwise but my personal return with TT. Last year, I continued to get software updates on TT throughout the summer. By September, they seemed to have died down.
I'm sure it will be fixed in a future update, and yes, the updates usually go on for many months.
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I'd be interested in hearing what you eventually learn. If it turns out that there is a revision to the software that "fixes" this, it would reaffirm my strategy to delay filing as long as possible to wait for software vendors to patch their software.

I do my TaxAide returns on Taxwise but my personal return with TT. Last year, I continued to get software updates on TT throughout the summer. By September, they seemed to have died down.
TT have announced that the problem is fixed. I've not attempted to e-file again as I sent off a paper return, but others with the same problem have confirmed it now works.
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TT have announced that the problem is fixed. I've not attempted to e-file again as I sent off a paper return, but others with the same problem have confirmed it now works.
A pity it wasn't in time to help you but still good to know. Thanks for the update.
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Planning to dump my $800 accountant (things are getting more and more simple for us reporting wise) and go to TT next year. Have already done a 'test' scenario on TT to see if he comes up with the same/similar numbers tomorrow.
(also posted on another thread re: TT)

Well....my accountant just sent me my finished tax filings.
I had surreptitiously also done them myself on TT.
It came out to the exact same amount.

So...this year, I'll have to pay him the $800, but next year_...he's toast!_ $800 in my pocket!

Thanks to all on this forum who encouraged me to try TT.
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Well....my accountant just sent me my finished tax filings.
I had surreptitiously also done them myself on TT.
It came out to the exact same amount.

So...this year, I'll have to pay him the $800, but next year_...he's toast!_ $800 in my pocket!

Thanks to all on this forum who encouraged me to try TT.
He probably used something very similar to TT to enter all your information and generate your tax papers.

When I used to hire someone to do my taxes, that's what she did. I could just do that myself and not pay the fee.
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