Corporate tax filings are due tomorrow. I have 6 forms that need to be postmarked “Jan 31”. Even though it was just 7 degrees this morning, I was happy to be headed to my accountant’s office.
I tried to get away with using QuickBooks Simple Start. But I found out the hard way that payroll tax filings are ridiculously cumbersome to do by hand, even for 1 employee. Upgrading to QuickBooks Pro gets you the payroll filing capability.
Intuit’s seasonal price for QuickBooks Pro 2008 increased from $170 to $200 since it’s tax time. Office Depot has it for $200 and a $50 rebate for a net of $150. That’s not bad. I’m paying an accountant $150 today for my annual filings.