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What tax software do you use for your taxes?

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  • Mar 10th, 2015 11:12 am
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Poll: What tax software do you use for your taxes?

  • Total votes: 133. You have voted on this poll.
TurboTax
 
29
22%
StudioTax
 
50
38%
EachTax
 
0
0%
GenuTax
 
2
2%
TaxFreeway
 
2
2%
H&R Block Tax Software
 
1
1%
FastnEasyTax
 
0
0%
TaxTron
 
0
0%
UFile
 
27
20%
myTaxExpress
 
0
0%
FutureTax
 
2
2%
AdvTax
 
0
0%
SimpleTax
 
19
14%
Tax Chopper
 
1
1%
WebTax4U
 
0
0%

Poll ended at Apr 6th, 2015 3:49 pm

[OP]
Deal Addict
May 26, 2011
1802 posts
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Vancouver

What tax software do you use for your taxes?

If you will use tax software to file your taxes this year, which one? Vote for the answer that best fits what you did or will do, and elaborate in the replies if you want to.
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Aug 19, 2010
150 posts
75 upvotes
Calgary, AB
Used uFile in the past. TurboTax was gonna charge me $40.

Tried out SimpleTax. The interface is awesome and truly simple. The help information is easy to understand. It's also totally free.
Member
May 9, 2014
426 posts
151 upvotes
BC
SimpleTax eh? Interesting.
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Deal Addict
Jan 2, 2015
1408 posts
438 upvotes
Toronto, ON
I couldn't vote. I used StudioTax before, and I like it, but my computer is still a Windows XP machine and cannot handle the 2014 version :(

I tried SimpleTax, which I think is fine for actually doing your taxes, but not so much for "playing around" with RRSP contributions and the like.
Member
May 9, 2014
426 posts
151 upvotes
BC
Turbo increased their fees this year too :(
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Deal Addict
Apr 17, 2014
1229 posts
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Ottawa ON
This thread is interesting because based on the results, I will then pick which software to use.

So free software such as SimpleTax is equivalent (or almost equivalent) to the $40 TurboTax? The only issue is lack of contribution reporting features?
Member
May 9, 2014
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BC
Which ones handle weird things well - rent, dividends, etc
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Deal Addict
Jul 9, 2004
1572 posts
168 upvotes
Delta
have only used ufile. works well enough.
Member
May 9, 2014
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BC
Thx
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Deal Addict
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Dec 28, 2004
1907 posts
352 upvotes
Burlington
I used studio tax a few years ago and it worked.

I found ufile did a better job helping you without knowing the exact schedule i needed and getting the best total returns for a couple.
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Mar 13, 2012
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136 upvotes
Planet Earth
BlueGray wrote:
Mar 7th, 2015 6:30 pm
Which ones handle weird things well - rent, dividends, etc
TurboTax Premier and Home & Business editions
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Deal Addict
Mar 10, 2011
2156 posts
295 upvotes
Toronto
A couple of posters mentioned that Turbo tax is $40 ...but it seems that the price has dropped this year and its 29.99 everywhere at regular price.
Member
May 9, 2014
426 posts
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BC
Allen32 wrote:
Mar 7th, 2015 8:17 pm
TurboTax Premier and Home & Business editions
Thx - think they cost around 80-100 Ack!
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Oct 9, 2003
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My wife and I are looking for a good piece of software to use. We have always had someone do it for us in the past but thought that we would do it ourselves this time through.

Is there one that someone would recommend for a first timer?

I was thinking UFile as it seems to be designed for Canadians or is that incorrect?

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