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What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 22, 2006 12:21AM
for years i've done my taxes for free with turbo tax online. i'm just now getting to doing my taxes and i'm shocked to learn that TurboTax has changed their qualifying criteria to exclude those of us over 50. so does HR Block and a few others.

what is the point of that? what market segment do they hope to corral in by doing by keeping users under 50?



i'm using TaxCut but i'm so used to Turbo Tax that i'm feeling really unshakey. i might have to pony up the $40 to do my old familiar. damn!
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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: Carthaigh
Date: May 22, 2006 12:25AM
Wow, you didn't do your taxes yet? I hope you are getting refunds.

Maybe the above 50 crowd is a very small segment of their users that they don't mind pissing them off? I would call the company and complain (age discrimination).



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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 22, 2006 12:31AM
yes, i usually get a refund and i did file an extension.
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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: May 22, 2006 12:40AM
Maybe by the time you are 50 they would hope that you would start paying for their product ;)
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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 22, 2006 04:22AM
So screw em... go to [www.taxact.com] and get it done and filed for free



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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: Pops
Date: May 22, 2006 05:56AM
It would seem to make more sense if they set a level for the Adjusted Gross Income line and excluded those who apparently COULD pay for the product.
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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 22, 2006 06:09AM
probably because the majority of the population is over 50? I dunno.
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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 22, 2006 06:42AM
because you're a pain in the ass!



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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 22, 2006 08:15AM
they don't want to hear about any need for adult diapers during the discussions
of what you are writing off.

and that includes via their website!
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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: May 22, 2006 09:12AM
I'm surprised anyone over 50 files taxes online.
Did ya hear me?

TURN UP YOUR HEARING AID.





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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 22, 2006 10:32AM
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Ombligo
So screw em... go to [www.taxact.com] and get it done and filed for free

actually, that is where i've gone. i thought it was called TaxAct.

there is an income limit in addition to the under 50 criteria. $50,000 AGI. if my AGI were that high i would be able to pay for it.
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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: wurm
Date: May 22, 2006 02:24PM
That's odd. I used TaxAct for the first time this year. No problems at all (and yes, I'm over 50).
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Re: What's the point of excluding over 50 for Free File?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 22, 2006 03:10PM
no, wurm, it's TurboTax online and a few others that have instituted the over 50 exclusion. so i'm trying TaxAct this year. glad to hear you didn't have any issues. TaxAct operates a bit differently than Turbo (which, if you include MacInTax, i've used for almost 10 years) so i'm just a bit thrown by the different interface.
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