Best Tax Guide for a mere mortal


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Howard Kaikow

Which is the best tax guide for a mere mortal?

I've seen guides by Lasser, Consumer Reports, Ernt and
Young, and PriceWaterhouse.

Any others?

Which is best for a mere mortal?
 
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Rich Carreiro

Howard Kaikow said:
Which is the best tax guide for a mere mortal?
IRS Publication 17. Which can be had for free.
I've seen guides by Lasser, Consumer Reports, Ernt and
Young, and PriceWaterhouse.
Most of which appear to take the (non-copyrightable) text of
Pub 17, dress it up a little, and sell it for $20+.
 
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Phil Marti

Howard Kaikow said:
Which is the best tax guide for a mere mortal?
IRS Publication 17. And it's free at www.irs.gov. You can
download it, but I'd order a printed copy.
 
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Howard Kaikow

Pub 17 is not adequate for the mere mortal I have in mind. A
number of years ago, Consumer Reports had a more annotated
guide. I believe there were others.
 
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Howard Kaikow

The Consumers Report web site states:

"Books. They include "Taxes 2006 for Dummies" and J.K.
Lasser's "Your Income Tax 2006" (for 2005 taxes), which can
be bought for less than $15 each, and often provide more
guidance than the Internal Revenue Service's own instruction
booklets."
 
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Dick Adams

Howard Kaikow said:
The Consumers Report web site states:

"Books. They include "Taxes 2006 for Dummies" and J.K.
Lasser's "Your Income Tax 2006" (for 2005 taxes), which can
be bought for less than $15 each, and often provide more
guidance than the Internal Revenue Service's own instruction
booklets."
And you believe that.

It's a decent business to be in. You take the IRS pubs which
are not copyrighted, you revise some text, you add some text,
and you sell it for $15.
 
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Bill Brown

Howard Kaikow said:
The Consumers Report web site states:

"Books. They include "Taxes 2006 for Dummies" and J.K.
Lasser's "Your Income Tax 2006" (for 2005 taxes), which can
be bought for less than $15 each, and often provide more
guidance than the Internal Revenue Service's own instruction
booklets."
Well, there's your answer then.
 
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BeanTownSteve

Howard Kaikow said:
Which is the best tax guide for a mere mortal?

I've seen guides by Lasser, Consumer Reports, Ernt and
Young, and PriceWaterhouse.

Any others?

Which is best for a mere mortal?
I'll STILL ask a vote for Publication 17. If the "mere
mortal" is filing anything other than an EZ form AND Pub 17
is beyond them, have them use a preparer.
 
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