Filing Your Taxes Can Be Stressful, But At Least You Aren’t Using MS-DOS

It was pretty exciting for our household back in 1992 when Tax Dad got his first home office computer, and was able to use a primitive version of TurboTax to prepare his clients’ returns, instead of using a typewriter. In these days of Web filing, tax software from 1991 looks positively antiquated.

Here are some screen grabs from a 1991 episode of The Computer Chronicles.

Import your data from another program

Import your data from another program

Quick entry

Quick entry

What lovely colors.

What lovely colors.

What Tax Prep Software Looked Like in 1991 [Mental Floss]