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    I know we still got 2 more months to go but those of you who contribute to RRSP's probably want to get it over with....and do you file them yourselves or get it done by an accountant?
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    I did my own return.

    It's a good idea to verify that your slips have the correct amounts. Have heard of one workplace that entered a wrong maximum amount (too low) on employee T4s and now everyone will have to file an adjustment form on that one amount on their returns.
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    I filed a couple of weeks ago and received my refund on Monday. I used Studiotax which is free, and did it myself. I've also convinced about 4 other people to file themselves this way instead of going to HR Block or an accountant. For people with one or a few T4s and only a few deductions it seriously only takes 20 minutes to figure it out and bang it off. I think everyone should know how to file basic returns. People are out there paying $50-$60 or more for something it takes 20 minutes to learn to do themselves.

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    We use Ufile. We haven't gotten around to buying the software yet (easy), and our T-4s only came about a week ago. I'd totally recommend Ufile; taxes used to make me pull my hair out much more than now. Normally it takes us a few days to get it done once we get the software and the paperwork. This is why I like Ufile, I can work on it for a bit until I get pissed off and save it for tomorrow. This is no fault of Ufile; while the software is easy, honestly, who designs these forms? Take your income, multiply it by the age of your children divided by how much you spent on groceries in the week of March 4 - March 10, 2007 that would make as much sense! You can tell if I've been filling out the forms, my hair stands up because I'm always running my hands through it in frustration. Fortunately my DH does most of it.

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    Haven't received my T4 yet.
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    Ours are done - no refund this year for either of us
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    Quote Originally Posted by leelenhi View Post
    Ours are done - no refund this year for either of us
    That's not a bad thing. It means you didn't lend the government any money and kept it in your own pockets. I wish we weren't getting any refund.

    I filed both on March 1 (Friday), they were assessed March 4 (Monday), and we'll be getting our refunds on March 11 (following Monday). Yay! I just like having it all over and done with. The leftover paperwork was even shredded and is going to be collected in the next few days. A clean office! Double yay!

    Edit: Oh, and no accountant for us. We each have about seven lines to input, so that would be silly. In the years DH worked from home, he did have an accountant to calculate depreciation on his car, computer, etc., but he has a regular T4 now. My parents used to send mine to an accountant as he handled their business taxes as well, but when I found they were spending $100+ to input my student tuition carryover (and zero income), I said no way!

    Why let accountants have all the fun? Heck, I'd do other people's taxes if they'd let me. At least I get to do DH's tax return.
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    made our tax with ufile(every year) and send in via netfile on friday march 1. . mine was assessed monday(refund comes march 11.) hubbys isn't assessed yet..........we'll get a biiiig refund this year...yay.
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    I just did mine at H&R Block Online.
    I am expecting a return of about $1,500.
    Not too bad this year. Last year I paid $700
    So this is much better.
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    I love doing taxes and used to use UFile, but for the past few years, I've been using a tax specialist who knows way more about taxes than I do!

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    used StudioTax for the first time ever....easyish to use, but then again, I normally do mine by hand then used telefile to file....one of us will get a refund, the other will pay in because of being on UI for a large portion of last year....we 'should' know to take extra tax off that, but when you are on UI you kinda need every dollar and then some to keep on paying rent and bills
    netfiled last night for the first time ever as well, let's hope the one who gets the refund will be in soon!
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    I haven't done mine yet as I'm debating whether or not I should get it done at H&R block. I normally use ufile but I found out that I should be getting some $$ back for tuition and books.

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    DH and I do our own, using Turbo Tax, we're both accountants. I agree with people who only have a couple items (T4, some RRSPs, tuition) to do their own. It's really not complicated and the software available is really helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xox2010 View Post
    I haven't done mine yet as I'm debating whether or not I should get it done at H&R block. I normally use ufile but I found out that I should be getting some $$ back for tuition and books.
    do it yourself. really it takes very little time to get it back, why give someone else the $.
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    Still waiting for some of my paperwork to come in.

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