At a CPE session in San Antonio some years ago, conducted by legendary veteran tax pro and former director of the IRS office of National Public Liaison (a division of the agency that serves as a link to tax professionals, business associations, taxpayer assistance groups, and federal agencies) Beanna Whitlock. BW asked the participants if anyone still prepared 1040s manually. Of course my hand was the only one that went up. Beanna said she wanted to shake my hand - because I was the only one in the room who really knew how to prepare 1040s!
Any you wonder why I do not use flawed and expensive tax preparation software.