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Author: CatsMeow One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121061  
Subject: Purpose of tax software programs? Date: 2/12/1999 10:31 AM
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I have gone back to October and read through posts relevant to tax software programs.

I have learned two things: it will not calculate cost basis and it costs $9.95 to do an e-file (with Turbo Tax).

Two questions: Can I dodge the $9.95 by printing the completed forms and mailing them myself? What is the appeal of using tax software programs?

It seems to me that I still have to do the work on my own just to input data.

I have always filed my tax returns. This year I am feeling a bit leery about doing this because I sold two of my mutual funds. Cost basis calculating sounds a bit tricky, although I do have tax tips from the mutual fund companies and the MF Tax Investment book.

- Cat's Meow
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