Well it’s that time of year again. Tax Season! Yep, that’s right, time to file our taxes. Personally I’ve already finished mine and will be seeing a refund this year! Yahh-Hoo. It’s always a gratifying thing to find out the government is going to give you some of your hard earned money back.
Many people will go to a tax filing agency and let someone else file their taxes for them. But did you know that filing your own taxes is super easy and it can actually be done for FREE! You heard me right, FREE! Everyone loves free stuff, especially me.
How to File Your Taxes for Free!
Many of you probably know this already, but for those of you who don’t, I’m gonna give you a little secret. Go to Turbo Tax Online and they have a free filing option. Just go to their website and on the left hand side of the page you’ll see a button that says “Start for Free”. Click on that and they will guide you through everything step by step. As long as you’re just filing a normal 1040ez or a 1040A then you can use their free filing system.
I had paid student loan interest this last year, so I had to file using the 1040A. But the free filing also gives you the option to enter in deductions and it will either calculate your deductions or it will apply the standard deductible for you, which ever it should be.
Their system will triple check all your numbers for you and ensure everything is correct before submitting your return to the IRS. It also gives you the option to enter in your bank account information so they can electronically deposit your refund right to your bank account.
It took me a total of about 15 minutes and the step by step guide through each and every step made it a breeze. Their easy step system will ask you everything, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting anything, and it’s designed to get you the best possible refund. I’ve actually used Turbo Tax and filed my returns for free since 2008 and have never had any issues what so ever.
So I just wanted to make this short post to inform everyone of this option and it might just make your tax filing super simple and free this year. Oh and by the way, they do allow you to file electronically and it costs you nothing. So what are you waiting for, get ta filling them taxes and within a couple of weeks your refund will be sittin’ perdy in your bank account!
I haven’t used the rapid refund option before, but I believe it is an option. They also have some sort of a debit card product that they can load your refund on as well. And of course if you have a more complex or business return to file, they have options for that too, but those will cost you to use them.
I believe the home and business edition costs $74.99 but it saves you from having to go out and purchase the software, install it and then file. So either way whether your filing the free edition or a paid one, their online services can make it much easier on you. I’m not affiliated with Turbo Tax in any way. I’m just Joe Blow with a blog, so I like to use it to help inform folks of things that may make their lives easier. So I thought this would be helpful to someone.
If you own a small business and are ready to file your taxes. Don’t do it unless you’re fully informed of all the possible deductions that can be had to help save you thousands.