TaxBrain Compliment - Making taxes (almost) painless
All right, so I realize I'm not the only one in the world who hates doing taxes. Mind you, I'm not one of those taxes-are-evil types of people, but rather it's more the process that I hate. I once lived in New York, where the process of doing state taxes would have caused Job to scream "Why, God, WHY?" That experience must have lingered until all these years later, because I still hate the process so badly that I'd rather get circumcised -- again -- than deal with tax forms. (Too much information? Sorry.)
Anyhow, given my intense loathing of the process, it's no wonder I've paid people to do my taxes in years past. Well, no more. A co-worker convinced me to try out some of those software packages they have now. I sniffed around a while and decided on TaxBrain.
What's cool here is that there's no software you need to install: it's all web-based. You get yourself all set up and logged in, and then answer 20 questions. Judging by these 20 questions, Taxbrain gathers all the forms and schedules that you'll need. Then you're on your way with free e-filing. You've got free live support, too, in case you need it (but I didn't actually need it, so I can't tell you whether or not the support system works efficiently, sorry). With the "Deluxe" and "Premium" versions you get state tax preparation, too.
So, I'm all safe and sound for another year. Long review short, if you're going to do any e-filing, and you don't want to download any software, I can personally vouch for Taxbrain.