After the TurboTax hack, is it still 'safe' to file taxes on the web?
Planning to eFile 2014 taxes by Oct 15. TaxAct is highly rated in PC Magazine review. However, a Mac based TaxACT download product is not available, although Mac users can use TaxACT Online (web-based tax preparation).
Considering that TurboTax was hacked early this year, it would 'seem' more secure to prepare tax returns on a downloaded program, print and mail instead of doing online- no? Note: Self-employed with minuscule income, so need Schedules C and SE, which TaxAct provide. Others either do not provide these forms or provide but expensive.
Much appreciate your kind advice, thoughts. Thanks so much!
Post by ken a.k.a OMK on Sept 12, 2015 12:17:58 GMT -5
I thought the hack occurred if you selected the method of payment to be taken out of your return. I would never select that method. It went to a third party company to process and they were hacked. I don't believe any tax returns were hacked unless that option was selected. BTW I use taxact.