Doing Your Tax Return Online Was Even More Terrible In 1991

Are you one of the many tax-procrastinating thrillseekers who wait until the last minute to get cracking on your tax return? This video detailing the various online tax prep packages of 1991 should make you feel grateful that doing your return no longer looks like this.

This episode of the fantastic and unintentionally hilarious Computer Chronicles helps you get your feet wet in the exciting, high-tech world of IRS e-filing. Sure, these programs essentially looked exactly the same as the paper IRS forms — but now they were on a screen. And purple.

This was still a vast improvement though, since moving to a computer meant that calculations were at least done for you. So go ahead and take a look at the tax filing of yore and be glad it's not you. Unless you still haven't finished your taxes, in which case, er, probably best to keep at that. [Mental Floss]

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