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Just curious if anyone else is using TaxAct.com to file their taxes this year...and, if so, if you notice it acting strangely.

I used it for the first time this year, because it was as cheap as I could find for e-filing New York. I already had calculated the entire return in Excel, and had no difficulty producing the correct numbers on taxact.com.

I have stepped through all of the screens and checked the inputted data, and everything seems right. But the numbers are still wacky and TaxAct won't let me look at what it's putting on the Schedule A until I pay for/file the return.

It let me look at (but not print) the returns before I paid. I confess that I got as far as the numbers being right, and did not specifically look for my Schedule A, because the numbers for the total return were correct.

I suppose you could try downloading the basic freeware for TaxAct, run it on your computer, and see if it does the same thing. Granted, the downloaded freeware has an annoying quantity of nags to upgrade; but it did let me complete a federal return that was correct on the first try, and it let me print the return (including Schedule A) without paying anything.

To a certain extent, we cheapskates have to put up with quirks in software and have to be able to recognize and debug when our freeware/cheapware tax returns aren't doing what they should.

Patzer
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