Show me the money

So I did our taxes tonight. I have been chomping at the bit to get them done for a couple weeks now, and we finally got all the paperwork in. Hooray, we are getting another nice refund! Between having a kid and paying out the rear in interest and taxes on our house, we came out pretty decently for our refund.

I filed the State Tax online since it was free to do so. I have to say that their website isn’t very user friendly. I had to do some digging to find the correct forms for 2005 (since the 2004 ones were more predominantly displayed) and their actual netfile system could sure use some user interface improvement. I realize, due to it being a government site, that they have a lot of usability procedures to follow, but come on. Make the thing a little more user friendly for us regular folk. Don’t make it print out four pages when you could have had it condensed onto the normal two. And most importantly, get a better layout. One that is a little easier to follow and easier on the eyes. Ick.

Well, I guess I shouldn’t complain about “The Man” though, since they are giving me some money back. Plus, I don’t want to get my name flagged in a database somewhere…

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3 Responses

  1. Karen says:

    We don’t have all of our tax info back yet, but when we get it, would you do them for us? It’d give me a great excuse to come up and see you guys, not that I need one, but it’s a reason…hehe.

  2. Faith says:

    You did your own taxes? You go girl! I would be put under the jail if I tried to do ours -yes, I am just that bad @ numbers and such.

    Faith

  3. Jeff says:

    Flagged in a database? I hate to be the one to tell you this, but your phone lines have already been tapped.

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