Off topic, but almost every one here has to pay income taxes.
I used a spreadsheet to help with my taxes and then started using Tax Act. Then last year Vanguard had a deal to use Turbo Tax free. So last year I used that. But did not like it and Vanguard no longer has that deal. So I was going to use Tax Act. But Tax Act now requires a version of Window s later that the XP program that I have. So I did some searching for affor dable tax software.
And came up with Free Tax USA. It is an on line program so can use it wit h Ubuntu. And it will upload data from other software as Turbo Tax. So ju st had to verify the names, addresses,and SSBN number etc.
And I like the user interface better than either Turbo Tax or Tax Act. It gives you a form to fill out that is easier to read than the Federal form, and does not go thru a silly routine like asking if you have moved and if y ou say yes asking if you paid points for the loan.
But I did run into a problem. I get too many 1099 div statements and it st opped accepting data on about the eighteenth one. Tech support has the pro blem and we shall see how well they do. So I recommend it to anyone with fifteen or less 1099 statements , and depending on how well the Tech suppor t does maybe for those with lots of 1099 div statements.
Federal filing is free, priority support is $6 and state returns are $13.