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Author: irasmilo 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 123151  
Subject: Re: Which software for military? Date: 1/16/2005 1:20 AM
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SO, Dh is stationed in Iraq, and we've got some nifty tax things to do this year because of it. I am most owrried about the military issues.

Throw in some major mileage and gas reciept deductions, and I've managed to complicate myself.

It looks like TurboTax deluxe would do the trick, plus give me a state (I have to file in two states, KS and MO), but I am wondering if there is something that might be better.

FWIW: I've used in the past, with no problems. I am not sure it gets this complicated, does it?

Any help would be appreciated.

If you insist on doing it yourself, any version of TurboTax and/or TaxCut should be able to complete your return. However, military personnel, particularly ones on active duty in combat zones, have lots of special issues. There's no guarantee that consumer software will make you aware of all the issues. There are also potential problems with the interaction of the two state returns.

I would strongly suggest seeking a professional tax preparer with experience dealing with military returns.

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