tax software discrepancies
I've been filing my own taxes for what seems like forever. Always double checking my numbers to make sure things add up. Way back with the "box" versions, went to the "free files" offered by the IRS. Have always put my info into a couple of programs to cross check. Last year used TaxAct and felt comfortable. Put my info into TaxAct and then tried H&R Block TacCut for my cross check and imagine my surprise when there is a $400 refund difference between the two with H&R Block being the better refund using the same data. My taxes are not that involved - married filing joint, $70k income, 1st mortgage, home equity loan, rv loan (now is that the difference - one classifies it as a 2nd home another just as mortgage interest?) Interesting-they both guarantee their programs for calcualtion errors.
Obviously-from a financial standpoint I'm going to go with the bigger refund - duh.