[Sca-cooks] Silly season-birthdays

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Jul 30 16:17:05 PDT 2008

Dragon asked:

<<< The thing is, there has been an electronic filing option for a  
of years now and I really don't understand why more people don't use
it. >>>

Because some of us are cheap. The programs to do the calculations  
cost from between $20 to $70 each year. And unless you make under a  
certain amount, the electronic filing costs you extra money.

<<< I love being able to do my tax filing on my computer, the program
does all the calculations for me, error checks it, even assesses my
risk for an audit and then I can send everything in with no effort at  
all. >>>

Well, although I've used an computer program in some previous years  
to figure out my taxes, this year I decided I would have to do that  
each year in the future since my return is getting more complicated  
with capital gains on mutual funds and self-employment taxes etc.

<<< So the continuing phenomenon of masses of humanity at the post  
baffles me. >>>

This year I was going to print out the forms using the computer  
program and mail them in. But driving downtown to the post office and  
putting up with the traffic and the crowds, made me decide to pay the  
extra and send it in electronically. Maybe more people would file  
electronically if it didn't cost extra money. The government says it  
is cheaper for them to process returns electronically, so I don't  
think that filing electronically should cost more.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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