So much for easy
Wednesday March 25th 2015, 9:53 pm
Filed under: Family,Life,Non-Knitting

Yeah, that talk about getting the taxes done so fast?

Turbotax e-files the federal form for free but charges $24.95 to e-file the state one, after all they charge for the software. For twenty-five bucks I can make a trip to the post office, thanks, since I was going there anyway.

One checks every page first, of course…

Hearts. And smiley faces? I stared. And here’s another one. Hearts?! Smiley faces?! Turbopunked? Emoticonned?

Nah, said he later, probably came from when I got the printer to finally work with the new computers. Must still be a glitch in there somewhere.

And it only shows up when we’re doing that one little task, think I. Great.

Michelle dropped by and she and I spent some time going through what was missing and what was mutilated and trying to reprint what was needed.

No more emoticons but some pages still stayed inexplicably vanished.

That was one of the more irritably spent $24.95 ever. But now (unless we hear back to the contrary from Sacramento and the Feds) we are really and truly *done* for this year. Let’s just assume the pristine view we saw on the screen was what they received.

You just really don’t want the tax collector’s face to do what mine did when I first saw those printouts.

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This year Ralph finally gave up on Turbotax and tried different software. We had to make a correction on last year’s taxes, and that took multiple tries to get right, so Ralph was reminded how much he hated it and decided it was worth the bother of switching over.

Comment by LauraN 03.26.15 @ 6:09 pm

A trick I use when I’m having trouble with a printer, is to print the document to a pdf, and then print the pdf. It tends to circumvent the software/printer interface problem. If you don’t have a pdf writer, I like CutePDF. Also lets me print to a pdf file things I don’t want to retain paper on. Then when I don’t need them anymore I can just delete them.

Comment by RobinH 03.30.15 @ 11:10 am

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