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Author: brucedoe Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 35468  
Subject: Re: OT: Talk about misleading statistics Date: 4/15/2004 11:12 AM
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I'm sure I spent more than 28 hrs on our taxes this year using TurboTax. As I file everything in order of the form to which it goes as the year goes along, it would be terrible to just put things in a box as many do. And this was after automatic transfer of donations from the previous forms and downloading investment information directly from the borkers (which had a lot of false starts because information wasn't ready). There was a lot of waiting for various information to become available. The last things were a trivial K-1 for my wife's investment group, a late apportionment of a REIT dividends accounting for return of capital, and recalculating a double tax free mutual fund for a small amount of AMT obligations. It would have been very difficult to do this by hand.

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