tax time

Time for my annual gripe.  I use tax preparation software, have used it for a long time.  I have two ways to file my taxes, efile and paper.  Paper filing costs the government (and all us taxpayers) a lot more money to process a return.  Efiling saves the government (us) money.  So what is the incentive to efile?  Well,  I can print the forms out on paper and mail them in to the government for the price of the paper, toner, and a few stamps: under $2 for state + federal.  Or I can pay the tax preparation software company $30 to efile my return.  This is in addition to the price of the software.   That is, I can pay extra for the privilege of saving my government money!  This makes me mad every year, no matter which way I do it.

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