23 January 2009

Time to File the Taxes

Yesterday my neighbor Lenore was nice enough to drive me to Brownwood so I could go with Dan to file or taxes. We've used the same tax preparation service for years, so we naturally went there. None of the nice, familiar faces were there. The woman working with us began filling out our information, but was interrupted by the man sitting behind her who said he need to use the program. So,, she closes out the program, tells us it will be just a few minutes, then turns around in her chair and faces the wall rather than us for a good ten minutes. Then she gets up and goes over to the man sitting behind her and stares over his shoulder for quite awhile. We waited over half an hour, in which time we were totally ignored. Finally we decided to leave. Why pay for poor customer service? WE will not be going back there. The funny thing is that not only did they lose their tax preparation fee, but we were applying for a refund anticipation loan so we can put the van in the shop asap, so they lost a good chunk of cash when we walked out. We came home and did everything ourselves online. It was so easy, I feel like that is how we will prepare and file our taxes from now on.


SAVING is good.

12 comments:

NJDecorator said...

Thanks much for visiting and good luck with the giveaway...and the roof rats.

And we have been doing our taxes online for years - it's really easy and you get your money pretty quickly.

Noah's Mommy said...

Sorry you had such a bad experience...yuck....nothing worse...good for you to leave....and yeah for doing it yourself...I wouldn't know where to start...luckily my mom is our accountant...yeah for family....

Cindy said...

I guess starting this year it's all free online.
I thought I heard there would no longer be mailings of income tax forms, they're really pushing online at no charge!

Cindy said...

oh I forgot visiting from SITS

Walk in the Woods said...

::Grumble:: My spouse and I are both self-employed ... I loathe this time of year! Next week, all my art stuff gets put away and replaced with files ... calculator and other assorted bookkeeping and reporting records.

Let the games ::grumble:: begin!

:)

Hattie said...

Luv, Luv, Luv doing taxes at home. These days it's sooo easy and cheaper than going to one of those tax prep places.

annie kelleher said...

hey nessa - thanks for stopping in and saying hi and becoming my FIFTIETH follower!!!! im givng you five extra entries in my giveaway just cause!!!!! :)

Barbara said...

Good for you for filing online!

Lynette said...

Nessa you did right. Sorry you may have to wait for the $$ a little. But such is life.
Thanks for breakfast and last nights dinner!!!! Yummy!
And congrats on the extra points from Annie.

Tarasview said...

If it makes you feel any better I featured you today!

http://tarasviewoftheworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/say-it-forward.html

My Trendy Tykes said...

We always do ours online. Sorry you had such a bad experience.

Linda

elizabeth said...

WOW! And good for you for leaving after such terrible service.