Those lucky ducks who receive fatty refunds filed as soon as you got your W2. Those of us who have to pay up come tax time aren’t in any rush. Well, there’s no more time for dicking around. Tomorrow is the day. Avoid Turbo Tax. Some states aren’t accepting the e-filings from Turbo Tax due to wide-scale fraud perpetrated using the software to file fake returns. I asked an accountant friend which program he used, and he recommended freetaxusa.com. It works just like Turbotax – by prompting you with a series of inquires and totaling your refund or payment as you go, but it costs much less and is a easier to use. Currently through Ebates, you can get 25% cash back on your freetaxusa.com purchase as well as a 10% off coupon to apply to the state filing charge of $12.95. With applicable discounts, you can get your taxes done quickly and efficiently for about $10. And if you are wondering if it is just too hard, I have employee wages, independent contractor income requiring a schedule C, investment earnings and losses, and a number of business write offs. Even with all those complicating factors, I was still able to complete the assignment in less than 2 hours. It’s not too late procrastinators.
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