Darla asked me if I knew of any good deals on doing your taxes, and since she is one of the coolest people I know, I happily went “hunting” for her!
The IRS is opening up the eFile system on January 16th and if you are due a refund, why wait until the last possible moment to get it? Get your papers together now and get ready!
If you are one that does your taxes yourself, there are several options available, including some free ones!
PLEASE NOTE: if you have very long or complicated returns and have always had an accountant do them and are not very organized, it might be better to stick with the accountant. Yes – we are all trying to cut costs, but if there is anything in this life you don't want to mess up…it's your tax returns!
TaxCut is my favorite program. We have used it for years.
If you don't need to itemize your deductions, they have a free online program that you can use. you can then print out your return and mail it! e-Filing is an additional $14.95.
If you need to itemize, they have a program for $39.95 that includes e-Filing
State returns are an additional cost
TurboTax is the other “big name” one.
If you don't need to itemize, they also have a free version of the software that you can use
Need to itemize? Their Deluxe version is only $29.95 and includes e-Filing
State Returns are an additional cost
And then there are two “up & coming” sites.
allows you to prepare and print your 1040EZ OR your 1040A for free.
eFiling (before April 1st) is only $12.95
if you need to do the 1040 “long form”, this is not the site for you
Cost is $14.95 for 1040EZ/A or $15.95 for the 1040 and includes the e-Filing for free
State returns are an additional $9.95 and includes the cost of e-Filing
Do you know of any other good deals on doing your taxes? Post them in the comments!