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Old Feb 15th 2018, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
As a matter of principle, I don't spend my money on paper and ink to print IRS forms. Also, I like to have the 1040 instructions in paper - and I'm certainly not going to print that off myself...
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As a matter of principle, ....
Life would be easier if you didn't have principles!
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Old Feb 16th 2018, 1:34 am
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We went to a public library in a nearby town, they had all the forms and instructions, state and IRS, in copious quantities. So now I have everything I need, I'll do the 1040 tomorrow. Should go pretty smoothly, as we don't have anything new this year
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Old Feb 16th 2018, 3:23 am
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We went to a public library in a nearby town, they had all the forms and instructions, state and IRS, in copious quantities. So now I have everything I need, I'll do the 1040 tomorrow. Should go pretty smoothly, as we don't have anything new this year
Or just get bored and e-file in 30 minutes tonight.
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Old Feb 16th 2018, 12:28 pm
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Or just get bored and e-file in 30 minutes tonight.
The eventual submission to IRS is a 1040, a Schedule B (and on occasions, some other supporting form or schedule.) Since I have last year's 1040 to guide me, I find the easiest and most direct way to file is simply manually fill in the 1040. Total cost is one first class stamp.

As I see it, the main time saving in using TurboTax or similar is you don't have to do the arithmetic, and you also don't have to do any of the "worksheets" that are contained within the 1040 instructions. But, since I've used the pen/paper method for the last several years, I find it easiest.
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Default Re: Six-month filing extension

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The eventual submission to IRS is a 1040, a Schedule B (and on occasions, some other supporting form or schedule.) Since I have last year's 1040 to guide me, I find the easiest and most direct way to file is simply manually fill in the 1040. Total cost is one first class stamp.

As I see it, the main time saving in using TurboTax or similar is you don't have to do the arithmetic, and you also don't have to do any of the "worksheets" that are contained within the 1040 instructions. But, since I've used the pen/paper method for the last several years, I find it easiest.
You may also be a Luddite.
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