Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
[[So I guess what I am asking is: if I am newly married without a house, is there
enough tax deductions out there to make it worthwhile for me to buy turbo tax,
or would I (we) still be better off with the standard deduction for another year?]]

But TT may do more than just complete your Sch A (itemized deductions). It'll make sure that your return adds and subtracts correctly. It'll make sure that you take the right tax from the tax table. It may also help you through the entire tax preparation process. It'll also allow you to e-file directly. So there are other benefits that you might find OTHER than just the Sch A itemized deductions.

If you do your own tax return, I really suggest the assistance of a tax program such as Turbo Tax, Tax Cut, etc. Doing many of the computations by hand can get really ugly.

Just my $.02
TMF Taxes

Want to learn more about taxes and investing? Then we have a deal for you!! The Motley Fool Investment Tax Guide is now available through Fool Mart. Be the first one on your block to own this masterpiece. It'll help you with your 1998 taxes, and it's never to early to start planning for your 1999 taxes. So just click on this link ( to read more about this amazing collection of tax information. (Apologies for the shameless plug…but it is a pretty good book…if I do say so myself). In addition, if you would like to visit the Taxes FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) area, click on and you'll be right at the home page. Pay special attention to the "archives" section. Check it out. Finally, if you need to get to the IRS web site, click on to go directly there.

Print the post  


In accordance with IRS Circular 230, you cannot use the contents of any post on The Motley Fool's message boards to avoid tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.