It’s tax time again. If you’re expecting a refund, you might look forward to doing your taxes, but the process itself isn’t exactly fun.
Whether you’re expecting a check from the IRS, or you owe the government money, Turbo Tax can take away a LOT of the stress of tax time.
I’ve used their online program for the last several years, and they make it pretty easy. That’s because the program walks you through a series of questions about your life to find out what deductions and forms will apply to your situation. They’ll ask you for specifics when needed, and calculate and fill out all of the forms for you automatically.
If you’re missing any information you’re asked about, you can always come back to it. You’re given a chance to review your information before it is e-filed.
There’s also a place to ask questions about anything you’re unsure about along the way.
If your taxes are fairly simple, Turbo Tax is free, and they’ll file your federal return at no charge. They might ask for a fee to file your state return, but before you agree to that, check with your state department of revenue. Many states offer free e-filing or offer e-filing free to people with incomes below a certain level.
For those of us with more complicated returns, Turbo Tax is still the best bet speaking from my own experience.
If you’re in the military, you can get a discount on your Turbo Tax purchase too!
Here’s some other interesting information I found from Turbo Tax (and some “just-for-fun” stuff):
Tax Preparation Checklist *this is a good one