[lug] Escaping TurboTax to Open Source?
kevin at kevinkempterllc.com
Fri Jan 12 12:29:24 MST 2007
On Friday 12 January 2007 12:17, Ken MacFerrin wrote:
> Elyse M. Grasso wrote:
> > It's getting to be that time of year again... I've used TurboTax for
> > nearly 10 years, but reports are that Intuit is getting farther and
> > farther from supporting opens source.
> > I don't want to maintain a web-connected Windows box just to do my taxes.
> > Last year I tried using a VMWare windows image, but TurboTax refused to
> > update there, so I had to fire up an old Win2k box.
> > I don't want to upload my financial data to a web-based tax prep site.
> > Are there any tax prep options (with state support) that aren't so
> > totally locked into Windows?
> > Maybe I should go back to pencil and paper... my taxes this year should
> > be simpler than they have been for a the past few years.
> Completely OT, but I started using a genuine CPA (not H&R Block) about 8
> years ago and have never looked back.. The difference in the amount of
> the return a CPA can get you vs a TurboTax easily pays for itself.
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If anyone is interested, ping me offline and I'll pass my CPA's name to you
(her office is in Colo Springs but well worth the drive).
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