Sometimes there is a quantum leap in the improvement of human life. Two such improvements are TurboTax and e-filing. Back in the bad old days, there were trips to the library or Post Office for the right forms; there was aggravation of filling in forms and hoping it was on the right form; there was mailing it in with a midnight trip to the Post Office to get it in under the deadline; there was the wait until your refund check was mailed back to you so that you could go to the bank to deposit it. Today with TurboTax and e-filing we were done in under an hour. And our $1090 refund will be directly deposited into the checking account.
Of course, the down side is the total amount that we paid in Income, Social
Security, and Medicare taxes. But at least it is done, done, done.