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Dave1982
09-11-2008, 04:47 PM
It's now September. In the US, taxes need to be filed by April 15.

I had a guy come in the other day asking if we still had any copies of TurboTax left. :wtf:

What I wanted to say: No. Seeing as it's almost FIVE MONTHS past your tax due date sir, no we don't have any left.

What I actually told him: No, sir.

Idiot: Would any other Staples have any left?

Me: No, sir.

Idiot: Would Circuit City have any?

Me: I seriously doubt it, sir.

Idiot: Well what I am supposed to do then?!

What I wanted to say: Plan ahead next time.

What I actually told him: You may be able to purchase it directly from TurboTax.

That one just about short-circuited my brain. :runaway:

Pedersen
09-11-2008, 04:52 PM
Minor note: This guy might not be as far gone as he seems.

It's possible to get a six month extension (http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/article/0,,id=98155,00.html) to file your federal income tax. So, if he did that, he's still a month ahead of his personal deadline.

Dave1982
09-11-2008, 04:56 PM
I'm certainly aware of that, but unless he was physically unable to get into a store in that time, then there's no reason he couldn't have purchased the software in advance. And you can download it from TurboTax.com


A certain phrase comes to mind........

Ah yes....

Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. :devil:

Pedersen
09-11-2008, 05:07 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to sound like I was calling you (or anyone else) stupid. I only found out a couple years ago about filing an extension, so figured I'd make sure that anybody else who didn't know could find out about it.

Bright_Star
09-11-2008, 05:07 PM
He can go online & get it there.

Balgram
09-11-2008, 05:47 PM
Who is to say he didn't want to get a head start on next year? :rolleyes:

smileyeagle1021
09-11-2008, 10:55 PM
Who is to say he didn't want to get a head start on next year? :rolleyes:

ok, accounting geek here, so that last post really hurt my head (worse than it already is from my head cold)

the customer in the OP would be even stupider if he was asking about next years taxes... any software purchased in 08 will be useless on January 1st 2009 when the revised tax code goes into effect (tax code is revised every single year, mostly to account for inflation, but that's still enough to throw off what the software says is your tax liability).

Balgram
09-12-2008, 12:38 AM
Volumes are spoken in emoticons.

As one tax geek to another, hail!

smileyeagle1021
09-12-2008, 12:57 AM
Volumes are spoken in emoticons.

As one tax geek to another, hail!

oh yes they do

oh and apologies if my last post came off wrong... between my head cold and public speaking assignment due tomorrow (not a good combination) I've been somewhat short.