I guess. In between spates of dyspepsia, or worse, I knocked out Form 1040 (and Form 511) this morning, Dawdling Tax Service having gotten itself in gear to accept new returns.
Observations on the process:
- I made little enough to qualify for the IRS Free File program; my filing service of choice they’re quite efficient, late opening notwithstanding charges for the state return, and apparently the OTC complains if you don’t do them both at the same time.
- The Oklahoma standard deduction maximum $2,750 for single folk complicates the matter, since it might still be beneficial to itemize even if your deductions don’t reach the Federal standard ($5,350).
- I am still vexed that the state, when it sends out the 1099-G for your previous year’s refund (which is taxable income), includes the amount you paid for use tax.
And I really don’t miss TeleFile, which I used a couple of times around the turn of the century.