Interesting Tax Program Comparison
Had Mom's taxes to do this year - she's 82 and uncle had decided to not do them anymore. (He's done them for the past 25+ years - she's widowed). So since I do ours online - what the heck.
She gets SS, 4 1099-r's, 4 1099-int's, 8 1009-div's, no mortgage, has real estate taxes, donates to charities with checks & some medical to deduct (i.e. about $10k worth of deductions) - Think it would be a piece of cake. She has no taxes taken out of anything and pays quarterly estimated taxes. BTW - we're in NJ
So - since uncle used TuboTax -
result #1 owes Federal $587 NJ $0 - since TurboTax makes you pay I thought, I used Taxactonline - I'll try that
result #2 owed Federal $612 NJ owes $149 - wait a minute!!!
Let's try again - H&R Block - they advertise that they FIND you money -guaranteed
result #3 owes Federal $356 NJ $0
So - since she's 82 - I went with H&R Block, if she gets audited, I'll go.
But - can you believe it?