I don’t know about you, but I’m actually excited about doing my taxes this year.
For one, this will be the first year my husband and I will be able to file as a married couple. Yay, marriage!
Second, we’re anticipating a refund. Yippee!
Normally, I know you shouldn’t want to get a refund–because that means, the government is getting an interest-free loan on your money. This year, with so many jobs held between us, we just couldn’t adjust our W2s to make that happen.
After all, for the first half of 2007, we were broke college students barely earning any money. For the second half, we did much better.
We’ve decided to prepare our taxes ourselves. In the past, we’ve been able to do it with paper and pencil, but for our sanity’s sake, we’re going to use a software program this year.
Here’s some deals I’ve been able to find. If you have more suggestions, please let me know!
IRS Free File
- If you bank with National City, you can get Turbo Tax for 20 percent off. Visit www.nationalcity.com/turbotax
- Through First National Bank of Omaha, you can save 15 percent off Turbo Tax.
- Get a 25 percent-off discount through Fidelity. You don’t have to be a member with them to get the discount.
- If you do business with State Farm, you can get the Turbo Tax software for free!
- If you’re looking to get a few points at My Points, Turbo Tax is offering 4 points back per dollar you spend.
- Login to your Ebates account (Still don’t have one? Gosh! What are you waiting for? You can get $10 bonus in rebates now through Feb. 14. Please use me as your referral <3). Search for H&R Block. You’ll get an instant 15 percent off H&R tax software prices, PLUS you’ll get a 12 percent rebate via Ebates. Federal + State + efile should be $33.63 after rebates if I did my math right. (Even more if it’s your first purchase through Ebates).
- My Points is offering 5 points back for every dollar you spend on H&R Block Tax Cut.
A site called Tax Act is offering pretty good deals on their tax prep software. It’s looking to be cheaper than the other services. I’ve never heard of them. Have you? Are they reputable?
Staples is offering a bunch of free-after-rebate software with your purchase of tax prep software. Access Staples.com through your Ebates account to get an additional 2 percent cash back on your purchase.
How do you plan to file your taxes this year? With a pen & paper? One of the software programs? Do you have a tax person prepare them for you?
Thanks to Google and Slickdeals for helping me find these discounts.