Do Your Own 2012 Taxes
Welcome to Roberg Tax Solutions do-it-yourself tax page! The software is pretty easy to understand, but you may have some tax questions that aren’t answered in the program. At the bottom of the page, I’ve listed some links that may be helpful.
A few suggestions before you start:
- Make a password that can’t be hacked into. Your tax return has seriously confidential information. Don’t lose your password! I can’t get into your account for you so it’s really important that you write your password down and keep it in a safe place.
- Print out a copy of your return when you’re finished. If you’re really against paper, make a PDF copy and save it on a jump drive.
- Make sure you have all of your documents before you start. I know it’s really tempting to get your taxes in as fast as possible when you know you’ve got a refund coming. You must have your actual W-2s to file. You can’t file with paystubs. The IRS does something called “document matching” – if the W-2 your employer submits to the IRS doesn’t match the tax return, you can expect a letter from them.
Prices for Using 1040.com are as follows: 1040EZ is free, a 1040A is $19.95, a regular 1040 is $39.95, and the state returns are $29.95–one fee covers as many states as you need to do.
You can go into the site and start working on your return now, but the IRS will not actually accept any tax returns until January 30th of 2013. Remember, efiling is still faster than mailing! If you mail your return, the IRS won’t open it until the 30th and mailed returns take longer to process.
Useful Links for Do-It-Yourselfers: