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QuickTax Online Review and Giveaway!


File your tax with QuickTax online
In the past when my taxes were a little less complicated, online tax filing was my favorite method to get things done as it was quick and cheaper than getting an accountant.  The two online programs that I used most often was ufile and QuickTax.

Both programs are fairly comprehensive with the biggest difference being that QuickTax offers phone support (long distance charges apply) for their paid products.  They both offer free NETFILE if your income is less than $20k along with free use of their program before submission/NETFILE.

Basically, you can use the QuickTax online software to fill out all of your tax information and check out your tax return amount before paying anything to QuickTax.  You’ll have to pay to file however.

I did a quick run through their free trial, and their system seems very comprehensive and helpful.  They start off with an evaluation of your financial tax situation then all the corresponding forms are populated and filled in a step by step manner.  Every step is explained clearly and if you have any questions, there’s a help box on the right column as you go through.  What really appeals to me is the “refund” box on the upper left hand corner that adjusts as you enter more/less deductions.  It’s almost like a game. :)

QuickTax also offers different online packages depending on your tax complexity.  As with anything, the more complex your return, the more expensive it gets.  Here are they are below (click on image for larger view):

quicktax comparison

Free Version

Free for those with very simple tax situations – who qualify:

  • Have a T4 or a T4A
  • Don’t have RRSPs, charitable donations or medical expenses (that is, you only receive standard federal & provincial deductions)
  • Don’t have investment income
  • Don’t have self-employment income
  • Have other income, like pension or money from tips

Student Edition

Free for college & university students who qualify:

  1. You paid tuition in 2008 (and have a T2202A or its equivalent)
  2. Your household income (for you & your spouse) is $20,000 or less

Standard: $14.99

Ideal for Canadians who want to maximize deductions! Includes tools to manage T4s, RRSPs, family & dependent tax credits – and more

Platinum: $29.99

The ideal solution for Canadians with more complex tax needs, including guidance for investments & rental income.

Business Unincorporated: $39.99

Ideal for contract workers, sole proprietors and home businesses

What’s neat about these online tax filing programs is that you can try them for free and only pay if you file.  If you haven’t tried these tax programs before, you can give QuickTax a spin here.

QuickTax Giveaway

As tax season is already in full rush, QuickTax sent me an email promoting their products.  As I enjoy giving away products here on MDJ, I asked if they would be willing to giveaway a few copies to my readers.  I didn’t have any expectations, but they came back with a very generous offer.

We are giving away 3 QuickTax Online Submissions!  Not only are we offering 3 submissions, the winners will have the choice between standard, platinum or business unincorporated!  Great huh?

Contest/Entry Rules:

  • Answer this question in the comments: How do you file your taxes every year?  Online?  With an accountant?  Paper?
  • Please only 1 comment entry / person (please enter a valid email address).
  • All entries will be put into an electronic hat and 3 winners will be randomly chosen.
  • This offer is for QuickTax Canada only.
  • Contest will end Friday 5pm EST Feb 20, 2009 and the winner announced shortly afterward!
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  • Mike February 16, 2009, 8:44 am

    I always file online with Ufile, but I’ll give QuickTax a go.

  • Lyne February 16, 2009, 9:08 am

    Always file online. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Stephen Winters February 16, 2009, 9:09 am

    QuickTax online Sounds similar to the Tax Calc at taxtips.ca (http://taxtips.ca/calculators/taxcalculator.htm)
    You can increase and decrease figures and use it exactly like you said….a little game.
    Granted you can’t file with it, but for those that use an accountant, like myself, it’s great to see where your final numbers will be at the end of the year.

    Steve

  • Christine February 16, 2009, 9:34 am

    For those of you with PC Financial, they offer a discount too – $11.99 I believe. It’s linked off the online banking portion of the website.

    I love Quicktax Online. Been using it for 3-4 years. I love that when I sign up again, it pre-populates all my old info, and even carries over any unclaimed deductions!

  • Kirk S. February 16, 2009, 9:49 am

    I always file my taxes on paper, but with my taxes being a little more complicated (rental income this year), I was thinking of going to an accountant or trying some software.

    Thanks as always FT for the excellent site (I read it every morening with my coffee!)

  • mfd February 16, 2009, 9:51 am

    I’ve always filed with an accountant and plan to do so this year as well especially since I have some capital gains and capital loss. However I’m also planning on running my numbers myself to see how much mine differ from my accountant. If there isn’t that much of a difference then I’ll try filing my own taxes next year.

  • Serge February 16, 2009, 9:51 am

    I’ve used the free Taxman software found on the internet here:

    http://pacificcoast.net/~gthompson/

    You can also get the 20% off deal from td canada trust.

    Serge

  • Chris February 16, 2009, 10:03 am

    I am “taxation challenged,” and trying to file my own taxes brings about a frustration unlike anything I have ever experienced. I finally made peace with paying an accountant a few hundred dollars to file for me. As much as that hurts, I know this is one expense that is truly worth it for me, since doing my own taxes causes more stress and anxiety than I am willing to undergo. Don’t tell my accountant, but I would gladly pay him five times as much to avoid that agony. I have a real issue with the complexity of filing annual taxation – the system is so complicated it has effectively taken the ability to file one’s own taxes out of the hands of ordinary Canadians. We are one of the most taxed countries in the world to begin with, and yet if we want to ensure that we are filing our taxes correctly each year, we are basically forced to pay even more money for an accountant, tax software, H&R Block or similar institution, etc. I have found that my accountant is able to identify many credits and write-offs that I otherwise wouldn’t be aware of, which ultimately gives me a larger return. So if I have to file my taxes, I’m quite happy paying for this service – it seems the lesser of all evils. Perhaps one day I’ll be brave enough to file my own taxes. Until then, I’ll pay for the stress avoidance.

    MDJ, I’m a long time, daily reader (and first time poster). Keep up the great work.

  • Mark February 16, 2009, 10:10 am

    Years ago, I completed my returns on paper. Over the last 7+ years, I’ve used QuickTax.

    Intuit has done a nice job with their software, making it easy to use and allowing anyone with some moderate tax knowledge, to process their return.

    I also like the fact that your refund, via an online tax filing, is turned-around by CRA in about 10 working days. It’s always nice to get a cheque in the mail!

    FT – thanks for the great site. I read and contribute often and I enjoy blogging with other investors; growing a great body of investment knowledge.

    Cheers,
    Mark
    Ottawa

  • Kevin February 16, 2009, 10:13 am

    I used to use Quicktax all throughout College when my income was low and when I didn’t have any investments.

    Now that I have a full time job with higher pay and investments, with income and capital gains/losses I go to an accountant.It cost much more but the piece of mind is worth it when you go with a professional. I would always recommend an accountant when you have more than just the basic (T4, Tuition and RRSP)

  • Terence February 16, 2009, 10:16 am

    I file my taxes online with filing software like Quicktax!

  • Al February 16, 2009, 10:28 am

    I started using online filing using softwares like Quicktax years ago. I got hooked on the ease of use. I don’t see myself going back to paper filing again.

    Thanks for the great site. I discovered it by chance and it became part of my regular read. Great job.

  • Ryan February 16, 2009, 10:31 am

    I always file online and use quick tax. Thanks for the great offer!

  • Chris J February 16, 2009, 10:33 am

    I netfile my tax return using Quicktax each year.

  • Cisco Kid February 16, 2009, 10:36 am

    I always file on-line, in the past I filed with Ufile, but switched to QuickTax last year. (there were more options, more comprehensible & to top it off they have telephone support)

  • Daniel Morel February 16, 2009, 10:56 am

    Is 1 free submission good for a joint return?

  • Devon Kearns February 16, 2009, 10:58 am

    I always use QuickTax and file online. They make an excellent product.

  • Traciatim February 16, 2009, 11:06 am

    I usually went with Cute Tax Online, at http://www.cutetax.ca but then last year I switched over to Studio Tax, http://www.studiotax.com , because it was free and does the job just as well as any of the others.

  • Jb February 16, 2009, 11:19 am

    I file mine online, usually through H&R Block’s website. Geek that I am, I’m excited to do my taxes this year because I made a lot of RRSP contributions last year, & I also changed jobs, which means a big fat refund for me! Of course half of it is going to debt repayment, and the rest to my savings account.

  • Mark February 16, 2009, 11:31 am

    We use H&R block most times.

  • Kenny February 16, 2009, 11:42 am

    Include me in the H&R block status. After playing around with the aforementioned website, now I know why. I filled in my information and it said I had a balance owing of $7k+ Yikes, that can’t be right.

  • Cash Canuck February 16, 2009, 11:48 am

    Personally, I’ve used quicktax a few times. When I was a student, my parents just had their accountant do my taxes as well.

    I was a volunteer tax-preparer for one year as well. Basically filling out tax returns on paper for lower-income seniors. Quite simple since most of them only had CPP/OAS as income and no investments.

  • dukeland February 16, 2009, 12:00 pm

    I have always used Quicktax (except one-time when used Accountant due to complex tax return). Would like the opportunity to use QT again.

  • Colin February 16, 2009, 12:07 pm

    I’ve used QuickTaxWeb for the past few years. Fingers crossed …

  • R I February 16, 2009, 12:09 pm

    I used quicktax in the past, but last year switched to studiotax. I always file online.
    On a side note, I *do* think that everybody should prepare their taxes by hand at least once in their lives – while it can be frustrating, it definitely gives you a better understanding of how it all works.

  • Ringo February 16, 2009, 12:14 pm

    I used Quicktaxweb for several years & will keep on use it. Thank you.

  • Bill February 16, 2009, 12:47 pm

    I file my taxes on-line using QuickTax…

  • Ahmad February 16, 2009, 12:49 pm

    Is MDJ getting a free copy for promoting quicktax?

  • Matt February 16, 2009, 12:50 pm

    Traciatim,

    I am with you. Studiotax is great and easy to use. Plus it is free (although you do have the option of making a donation) for everyone regardless of income.

  • Paul February 16, 2009, 12:50 pm

    Online all the way.

  • Mr. Shoveler February 16, 2009, 12:52 pm

    I currently use an accountant, but I’m sure I could save my self some dough if I were to do it myself. I’m in for the contest.

  • karash February 16, 2009, 12:53 pm

    I FILE ON-LINE WITH A TAX SOFTWARE

  • Jason February 16, 2009, 12:55 pm

    I’ve used Quicktax Online once before and will likely use it again this year.

  • Vanessa February 16, 2009, 12:56 pm

    I file online but have never used QuickTax.

  • Danny February 16, 2009, 12:56 pm

    I normally file with ufile.
    Thanks!

  • LJD February 16, 2009, 1:03 pm

    I always check with pen and paper, and have been using the free http://www.studiotax.com/ . Always happy to try another!

  • Glenn Moosemyocardium February 16, 2009, 1:05 pm

    Have used Quicktax for years and the step by step playbook makes things easy to enter and follow. 39.95 + TAXES, all in after tax dollars, makes a nice taxtime gift. Thanks in advance if I’m the lucky entry. Accolades as well for your very informative articles, written in a easily interpreted manner. Glenn

  • Sue February 16, 2009, 1:06 pm

    I file by paper for myself and my elderly parents.

  • Chelsea February 16, 2009, 1:13 pm

    There’s a small accounting firm by my house that will handle my return and netfile it for me for $25.00. I leave all the hassle to them!

  • Geron February 16, 2009, 1:15 pm

    I always file online with NETFILE using Ufile.

  • Matthew February 16, 2009, 1:24 pm

    Usually have accountant do it.

  • Brian February 16, 2009, 1:28 pm

    QuickTax and Netfile, but I have yet to use QuickTax online version.

  • Oliver February 16, 2009, 1:28 pm

    Was using genutax software (www.genutax.ca) – pay once, use forever – but switched to mac last year, so looking for new options.
    Fantastic blog BTW!

  • Mike February 16, 2009, 1:41 pm

    Currently use an accountant

  • Mike February 16, 2009, 1:44 pm

    Currently use an accountant; thanks for the opprutunity!

  • DwellOn February 16, 2009, 1:47 pm

    Use Ufile but I buy the disc b/c u can then use it for more than one person (ie. my wife an I). So the cost is then $19.99 split between two of us. If you use it on-line it’s 14.99 per person. This was the case last year — haven’t checked this year.

  • Amon Anus February 16, 2009, 1:49 pm

    I also usually file online using either Ufile or Quicktax.

  • Wilson February 16, 2009, 1:59 pm

    I use an accountant because I have self employment income

  • Carole February 16, 2009, 2:03 pm

    Mainly paper unless have questions I can’t answer then run to accountant.

  • Don February 16, 2009, 2:06 pm

    Paper but willing to make the change.

  • Jonathan February 16, 2009, 2:52 pm

    I used Ufile (online) last year and was planning to use that this year as well. Will give QuickTax a try and see if it’s what I want to go with :)

  • Marina February 16, 2009, 2:55 pm

    I file with an accountant, but would be willing to give QuickTax a try. I have rental property and used to do a lot of contract work, so it made sense to me to have an accountant do my taxes. My income situation is a little simpler these days (no contract work, but still have rental income).

  • Jeff February 16, 2009, 2:55 pm

    For those of you using an accountant, what does your accounant charge to prepare a personal tax return?

  • Sean February 16, 2009, 3:04 pm

    I file online with QuickTax Web.

  • Heather February 16, 2009, 3:11 pm

    I file online, usually using uflle, but I’ll try QuickTax… especially if it is free!

  • ramis February 16, 2009, 3:12 pm

    I do my taxes as well as my fiance’s with Ufile, because i have used ufile since university days it has all my historic data like tax credits and things like that which makes it easier for me do it always online.
    so far things have been fairly simple.

  • Philip February 16, 2009, 3:19 pm

    I always netfile with Quicktax. One thing to note is that you don’t need the platinum for rental income or investments. I think it’s just more user friendly.

  • Sarah February 16, 2009, 3:23 pm

    Moved back to Canada in 2007, so filed my 2007 taxes in March 2008 using reams and reams of paper. (Nothing like a dual tax year, even if the overlap was only one month!).
    Loved filing online while I lived in the USA…
    And will be filing online this year – probably using StudioTax (recommended by a friend)… but would happily try QuickTax if it were free!

  • Rob's Blog and Flog February 16, 2009, 3:27 pm

    My life is getting more complicated, so I get my accountant to do my returns each year. I used to use QuickTax, and wouldn’t mind trying it again to see if it can handle rental expenses well enough.

  • Stevie February 16, 2009, 3:33 pm

    I usually have an accountant do it, but may try online this year.

  • Breanne February 16, 2009, 3:47 pm

    I did paper returns for a number of years — it was great because I got to really learn how the numbers are calculated. When I was a student, I moved to UFile and took advantage of their free filing for students. Because all my previous returns carry-forward, I’ve just continued on. This year, I considered trying StudioTax (free, online) or QuickTax but haven’t made a decision yet. A free copy of QuickTax would probably make my mind up for me, though ;-)

  • Rob February 16, 2009, 3:55 pm

    I’ve always done my taxes by hand and on paper. Maybe I’m living in the stoneage, but it works for me!

  • tetsuo69 February 16, 2009, 4:10 pm

    Good old paper, always. Maybe its time to get with the times.

  • Elman February 16, 2009, 4:25 pm

    I usually file online. But my tax is simple so sometimes I also file by phone, its free :)

  • CSW February 16, 2009, 4:26 pm

    A timely offer, as I have just been considering using this QuickTax online tax-filing methodology for the very first time. We have been using an accountant for the past ten years or so, when my wife had her own business, but with this being wound down, life (and hopefully tax filing) has become less complicated. I, too, share the frustration of one of your other commentators about the complexity of the tax system. I am well-educated and am familiar with much of the jargon, but I still find it a real challenge. What, then, does the average person do?

  • Andrew February 16, 2009, 4:35 pm

    I netfile with quicktax for my entire family and friends.

  • AK February 16, 2009, 4:43 pm

    The last few yearsI have filed online using CUTETAX (yes, it sounds ridiculous) always found it easy to use, and they are certified by the CRA for NETFILE.
    Free to file if under $25K, and if I remember correctly, it was $9.99 to file my husbands (much larger) return.

  • canucktuary February 16, 2009, 4:44 pm

    I always file online.

  • Erick February 16, 2009, 4:45 pm

    Netfile with Quicktax for the last 5+ years.

  • Nick February 16, 2009, 4:50 pm

    I’ve used QuickTax online for a few years. No complaints.

    But, this year I’ll be using StudioTax, since it’s free. I’ve already tested my 2008 return in both StudioTax and QuickTax online. No suprise, got exaclty the same numbers.

    So, why pay for QuickTax when StudioTax is free? :)

    P.S. If I win, please donate my winnings to some other reader who may use the Quicktax offer.

  • so February 16, 2009, 4:50 pm

    I file online, its the quickest and easiest method of all.

  • amit February 16, 2009, 4:59 pm

    In USA I always used Intuit’s TurboTax for 6 years. Since moving to Canada, I have used UFile’s online version as I found it much easier to use compared to QuickTaxWeb back in 2005. Since then it’s been more of a carry-forward of things from last year that has kept me on. I wouldn’t mind giving QuickTax a try this year as I have more complex situations (USA Rental Property, Home Business, Investment Losses, etc.)

  • Leah February 16, 2009, 5:03 pm

    I always file online, but have used different programs. Last year I used Ufile, but for several years before that it was QuickTax – I’d be happy to go back, especially if it’s free!

  • Sean February 16, 2009, 5:05 pm

    I’ve been filing online for years, and using ufile.com. I’m considering a switch to quick tax this year, so this would come in really handy!

  • UpNorth February 16, 2009, 5:26 pm

    I did my taxes on paper and filed with Telefile for years. Last year I filed with H&R Block because I moved north and I thought there would be something complicated about incorporating northern tax benefits. Nothing could be further from the truth. I’m giving QuickTax a shot this year.

  • kristel February 16, 2009, 5:28 pm

    I prepare my own return using Ufile and I netfile. Thanks!

  • Kelly February 16, 2009, 6:06 pm

    I’m oldschool.
    I prepare my taxes myself by paper.
    At this point in my life, they are reasonably straight forward. So, I figure, why pay for someone else to do them or to file online. But, if I got Quicktax for free…

  • Sampson February 16, 2009, 6:26 pm

    How do you file your taxes every year?
    Income taxes? what are those? ;)

    My wife files them, do them up on software – but submit them by paper.

    No Pro accountant, but we get tips from my sister in-law.

  • Vincent February 16, 2009, 6:42 pm

    We always use an accountant…

  • Karl February 16, 2009, 6:47 pm

    I file online with quicktax

  • chris February 16, 2009, 6:48 pm

    last year i filed online with ufile

  • Finance_Addict February 16, 2009, 6:51 pm

    I file online with Quicktax.

  • Steve - Montreal February 16, 2009, 7:03 pm

    I have done mine on-line for the past few years. Tell me..is it the Quebec version included with the Canada version?? No joke. I have to submit to the Quebec gov’t as well due to their weird system.

  • Oil Baron February 16, 2009, 7:47 pm

    I use an accountant. I would like to get more involved though, since I’ve only ever used an accountant. This year I think I’ll do my taxes on my own but still have the accountant do it and compare the difference.

  • Digger February 16, 2009, 8:12 pm

    I always do our taxes online. I have used Quicktax for the last number of years and it does a good job.

  • chococrazy February 16, 2009, 8:25 pm

    I typically purchase Ufile, and netfile my returns.

  • Kevin B. February 16, 2009, 9:00 pm

    I’ve always used an Accountant – but after reading this post and the reader comments, I’ll try one of the online software solutions this year! Thanks!

  • Nicki Ayoub February 16, 2009, 9:15 pm

    I am a self-employed realtor. I file my taxes through my accountant for the last 5 years. Prior to that I used Quick Tax.
    Tx Nicki

  • Mai February 16, 2009, 9:19 pm

    I file the taxes myself on paper. I feel that I can do them much better than with an accountant because I finally understand what I am doing. When I had an accountant, he never explained anything, just gathered the papers I had for him. I did not even knew that I could deduce medical expenses from my income tax, it was that pathetic.

  • Bill February 16, 2009, 9:25 pm

    I always file online… I usually try out a few programs and see which one gives the best result.. I think I used CuteTax last year.

  • Thierry February 16, 2009, 10:21 pm

    I file with an accountant but want to try this year with a program.

  • Ben February 16, 2009, 11:00 pm

    I used an accountant for a few years, but used QuickTax last year. Our tax returns were reasonable simple and it was not difficult to complete the returns online. I will likely be doing the same this year.

  • Ludger February 16, 2009, 11:02 pm

    I use QuickTax. Quite happy with it, except it caused me a lot of grief when reporting partnership income (from my InterPipeline holdings.) Great in every other respect.

  • john sanderson February 16, 2009, 11:05 pm

    Our investment taxes are fairly complicated and I have a sole-propriotership, so I have my accountant do our taxes. However, I have just asked him (accountant) which tax programs I can play with to determine how much/little I’ll pay in tax if I just earn my current investment income and not my business income – sort of a pre-retirement exercise. A free copy would be most appreciated.

    John

  • Mechanonuke February 16, 2009, 11:18 pm

    Online – ever since netfile came out.

  • Kevin February 16, 2009, 11:22 pm

    Thanks, I file online and have used QuickTax for the last 3 years.

  • Dan Richards February 17, 2009, 12:29 am

    I used to use Quicktax but then switched to Ufile and I file online.

  • Jeremy February 17, 2009, 12:34 am

    Telefile … Fill out the paper forms (as our taxes are fairly straightforward) … but submit over the telephone. Fairly quick, and the same refund turnaround time as netfile … and best of all, free!

    Of course, if you’re a procrastinator like me, you may find yourself fighting through some nasty busy signals as the deadline approaches. :)

  • Daniel Rice February 17, 2009, 12:38 am

    For preparation, I’ve used QuickTaxWeb for the last number of years. Considering the offline QuickTax this year though. Either way, I’ll continue to NetFile, as that’s by far the most convenient thing the CRA has ever conceived.

  • InstruMike February 17, 2009, 12:53 am

    Accountant

  • Corey February 17, 2009, 1:28 am

    In the past I have used an accountant but will be filing online this year and am planning on using Quicktax.

    Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win a free copy.

  • Terri February 17, 2009, 1:35 am

    I’ve filed using Ufile for the past 2 years. Previously, I gave it to my parent’s accountant.
    Thanks for the contest!

  • Vic February 17, 2009, 2:24 am

    I’ve used mytaxexpress in the past, which sounds similar to QuickTax, but last year, due to investments I used an accountant for the first time.

  • Craig February 17, 2009, 3:57 am

    online, and after using quicktax..the last few years anyways.. -)

  • Luc February 17, 2009, 5:06 am

    Last year I did online using ufile and I also learned that CRA accepts electronic copies of all the documents so now I scan all the receipts and throw away the paper pages which tend to get lost.

  • PH February 17, 2009, 9:07 am

    I have used QuickTax for the past 5 years and will continue to do so.

  • Stephen February 17, 2009, 9:51 am

    I file my taxes online with Studiotax. It’s free and just as easy to use as Quicktax.

  • mel February 17, 2009, 10:27 am

    Last year I actually did them on paper. My parents suggested that I do it just once on paper and I had a very simple return anyway.
    In previous years I’d used QuickTax or UFile.

  • Naveen February 17, 2009, 10:43 am

    Online for over 5 years

  • Bobby Aves February 17, 2009, 10:57 am

    Online using ufile.ca for 4 years.

  • Carol February 17, 2009, 11:12 am

    I’ve always used paper and then TeleFile. Absolutely no cost! But my situation is getting a little more complicated now and I’d love to try QuickTax. Thanks for the great info and articles on your site!

  • Joel February 17, 2009, 11:52 am

    I have been using Ufile for the last few years.

  • hector February 17, 2009, 12:43 pm

    I’ve always used quicken quicktax, but plan on checking out U-File this year too.
    thanks for the offer.

  • Stacey February 17, 2009, 1:22 pm

    I’ve used Quicktax and UFile- both are pretty similar.

  • Awcool February 17, 2009, 1:55 pm

    I always use some sort of PC-based software to file my taxes, but this year, I’d be willing to try out the online version.

  • Jewel of Toronto February 17, 2009, 2:31 pm

    I file online with QuickTax. Now that we’ve switched to a Mac a new version would be great!

  • Jewel of Toronto February 17, 2009, 2:32 pm

    I file online with QuickTax software. I am ready to try an online version.

  • James February 17, 2009, 2:51 pm

    paper

    Hope I win!

  • MC February 17, 2009, 3:17 pm

    always use QuickTaxWeb… great product

  • george February 17, 2009, 3:25 pm

    quick tax for years – online the last 2

  • Andrea February 17, 2009, 3:45 pm

    Ufile filed online for past 3 years

  • Rebecca February 17, 2009, 4:20 pm

    I filed online every year for the past 5 years. Prefer quicktax for the interface, but ufile for the cost.

  • shanshan February 17, 2009, 4:36 pm

    online for last 3 years

  • Shari J February 17, 2009, 4:48 pm

    I file online!!!! But I use another free tax preparation software: StudioTax.

  • Elbyron February 17, 2009, 4:54 pm

    I usually buy QuickTax or use some of my parents’ extra QuickTax licences. I file online with eFile, but have never used “QuickTax Online”. This year I am considering StudioTax. Next year I will have rental income and expenses to deal with, so my needs may change.

  • Cara February 17, 2009, 5:04 pm

    I file every year with my mother-in-law, who is a CGA. I know she files the return online.

  • Kryton February 17, 2009, 6:43 pm

    Old school – by paper. Doesn’t mean I would give up the chance to win a free copy of QuickTax.

    Thanks

  • douglas February 17, 2009, 7:04 pm

    I usually file online.

  • Belle February 17, 2009, 7:21 pm

    I’m afraid that I haven’t filed for several years — but am working on it and will be getting them all in on paper soon. Then I want to move to online and never get myself in this mess again!!!!

  • Adam February 17, 2009, 7:46 pm

    File Online of course.

  • Eric February 17, 2009, 8:22 pm

    I always file online, using MyTaxExpress for the last three years.

  • Chester Fried Chicken February 17, 2009, 8:24 pm

    I only started filing online two years ago, but I’d never voluntarily file a paper return again.

  • Patrick February 17, 2009, 8:31 pm

    I file online with Quicktax. Very convenient.

  • Jacky February 17, 2009, 9:26 pm

    This is my first time filing, and i’ll be doing it online! Thanks!

  • Jean February 17, 2009, 11:21 pm

    I file online using QuickTax.

  • Christie February 18, 2009, 2:55 am

    For the past couple of years, I’ve filed online using QuickTax.

  • Kashif February 18, 2009, 10:45 am

    I am using futuretax to do netfile

  • Jonathan February 18, 2009, 11:24 am

    My wife and I have used ufile for the past few years. It’s gotten to the point where things a fairly complicated for us, but my wife actually _enjoys_ doing our taxes. My good fortune, I think. :)

  • Jeff February 18, 2009, 12:27 pm

    I’ve been filing my taxes with QuickTax for the last several years – they got me hooked when I was a student and could do it for free.

  • Canadian Dream February 18, 2009, 3:21 pm

    I’m a Quicktax fan myself (been using it for 3 or 4 years now) and I don’t have my copy yet. So put me in to win a copy.

    Thanks,
    Tim

  • lindahfx February 18, 2009, 4:10 pm

    I file online using Ufile.

  • Les February 18, 2009, 4:13 pm

    I am probably going to try Studio Tax this year. Unless I win.

  • Aolis February 18, 2009, 7:19 pm

    I file my taxes myself using UFile and submit over netfile.

  • Toadstool February 18, 2009, 9:21 pm

    I file online, so put my ballot in for sure.

  • Adrienne February 18, 2009, 10:11 pm

    Online. It is so convenient and I love that last year’s info is carried over.

  • Jen February 19, 2009, 11:54 am

    I’ll give’r a go…

  • Daniel February 19, 2009, 11:57 am

    I file our returns using QuickTax online. It’s fast and easy and gives good feedback on your potential refund as you enter your information.

  • Jane February 19, 2009, 12:11 pm

    I file online using QuickTax software for the past five years.

  • rob February 19, 2009, 5:54 pm

    Used an accountant last week because of my wife’s business but it was expen$ive so this year I am doing my own with software. Used quick tax before and haven’t paper filed for years.

  • Paw Doc February 19, 2009, 11:11 pm

    How do you file your taxes every year? Online – Quick tax for last 3 years.

  • Gary February 19, 2009, 11:45 pm

    I have NetFiled using Quick tax standard for the last 6 years.

  • Marc February 20, 2009, 11:16 am

    I’ve been completing my returns using various software programs for 5 years now. Last year I used studiotax. I’d say it was not as user friendly and doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles, but it worked and the price was right.

  • Jay February 20, 2009, 11:27 am

    I have used QuickTax (local version) for at least 5 years now, although I needed an accountant last year due to some extra complications. I do not mind processing the data data myself, and have found QuickTax to be a useful to in doing so. In fact, I often use it to try different scenarios (e.g. donations allocations between my spouse and I, RRSP calculator for last-minute contributions, etc). The “side bar” that shows a summary of all the numbers for both returns is a great feature.

  • Alex February 20, 2009, 11:54 am

    I have used Ufile for the past few years, but would like to give QuickTax a try.

  • John February 20, 2009, 11:55 am

    File online.

  • Paul February 20, 2009, 11:58 am

    Both through an accountant and then online by myself! Just like to double check his work ;-) Good for you to ask for a giveaway, never ask, never get.

  • Mary February 20, 2009, 12:01 pm

    File online using QuickTax

  • Neeraj February 20, 2009, 12:04 pm

    I file my taxes online every year.

  • Ben February 20, 2009, 12:08 pm

    I use Quicktax every year to file my taxes online.

  • John February 20, 2009, 12:13 pm

    I file online with QuickTax

  • Jason February 20, 2009, 12:14 pm

    I ‘ ll give it a try

  • Annie February 20, 2009, 12:19 pm

    I file my taxes online every year.

  • Amy February 20, 2009, 12:20 pm

    I have always filed with QuickTax. It is a good program

  • James February 20, 2009, 12:25 pm

    I file with QuickTax every year.

  • Scott February 20, 2009, 12:31 pm

    I have been using quik tax for years. I started using the online edition as soon as it was released. I have also been using netfile since I was first eligible. It’s quick and easy. I do see my refund faster too.

    For those who may not know, epost users are offered a 20% discount for quicktax online. Details available at epost.ca.

  • jimmy February 20, 2009, 12:37 pm

    This year would be my 4th year using quicktax..pretty simple to use!

  • Jamie February 20, 2009, 12:43 pm

    I’ve been using QuickTax online for years now, though last year I found some special cases which I needed the software and not the online version – it allows you to view and manually update forms in some places that the online version does not provide access.

  • Teach1 February 20, 2009, 1:18 pm

    I’m a loyal QuickTax filer…easy lay-off, lots of quality explanations, a great tool…have been using it for 7 or 8 years now!

  • Joe February 20, 2009, 1:21 pm

    Last year I filed with an accountant, before that online and the year before that on paper.

  • David Newing February 20, 2009, 1:27 pm

    I have the last few years used an accountant but they are very expensive,
    I plan on doing it myself this year

  • JK February 20, 2009, 1:29 pm

    Online

  • Matt February 20, 2009, 1:30 pm

    I always file online with Quick Tax. Its very fast, easy and efficient.

  • Derek February 20, 2009, 1:48 pm

    I’d like to try it.

  • Catherine February 20, 2009, 3:01 pm

    I have been filing online with Quick Tax for about 4 years now and I love it… it’s so easy to use!

  • Kevin February 20, 2009, 3:02 pm

    I’ve been using QuickTax online for a couple of years, and find it to be a great tool. Never had any issues.

  • John February 20, 2009, 3:13 pm

    I have used QuickTax online for the last 4 years for both myself and my wife. 2 years ago we started using the Small Business edition (or whatever they call it now). It could be slightly better in terms of navigation, but it does the job.

  • Pylin February 20, 2009, 3:30 pm

    I’ve done it every year online through Netfile (except the first year I was in Canada, someone else did it for me with the paper version).

  • katrine February 20, 2009, 3:54 pm

    i use quicktax coz it’s very easy to use

  • KAF February 20, 2009, 3:59 pm

    I’ve started using Taxman http://pacificcoast.net/~gthompson/

    It’s free, written by a nice Canadian guy. Works great, and it’s given me a much more thorough understanding of what’s going on. I always used to take advantage of my uncle (who is a CA), but given my straightforward situation it’s become a bit overkill to use him.

    Plus the fact that since I left school he’s started charging. ;)

    Kevin

  • Allyson Fleck February 20, 2009, 4:00 pm

    I file by paper.

    AF

  • Deena February 20, 2009, 4:19 pm

    We’ve used QuickTax the last few years.

    Deena

  • Adrienne February 20, 2009, 4:45 pm

    I’ve used H&R Block Online for the past few years which I think is associated with QuickTax.

  • Jill February 20, 2009, 5:47 pm

    I moved to Canada in April last year, so this will be my first time to file my taxes in Canada. I’ve never had to do it before; in the two countries I lived in previously, the company I worked for filed our taxes for us and it wasn’t this complicated. I plan on filing taxes online and hoping software like QuickTax will make it less painful.

  • Kelly February 20, 2009, 8:19 pm

    Our family always uses QuickTax. It’s super user friendly and fast.