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Author: ptheland Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121185  
Subject: Re: Direct-Form Entry Tax Software Date: 2/4/2009 2:21 AM
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Does there exist any tax software which allows you to bypass the interview process and let you enter directly into the forms, either on-line or client-side? Is there software which also allows you to override the program's calculated entries?

Just go the IRS web site - www.irs.gov - and download the forms in PDF format. Then type whatever you want on whichever line you want. The ultimate in simplicity.

Granted, you'll have to do your own addition and subtraction. But there's no wrestling with software involved. (Assuming you get along with Acrobat Reader, of course.) No actors telling you how great the software is.

Print it out, stick it in an envelope, and off it goes. Why should you pay for e-filing when the IRS will do the data input directly from the completed forms? Isn't that what we're paying them to do?

--Peter
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