You've got just over a month to file your annual tax return, meaning the time has come to start shopping for a deal on tax software.
I have something of a love/hate relationship with TurboTax, but it's been my go-to product for the last several years. Warts aside, it gets the job done.
And today it'll get it done a little cheaper. For a limited time, you can save up to $20 on TurboTax Online. That means $34.99 for for TurboTax Online Premier and $54.99 for TurboTax Online Home and Business. Both versions include e-filing for your federal return; state costs extra (unless you simply print and mail it).
You can also shave off another 7.5 percent by starting at Ebates: Just scroll down to the third box, the one that says "save up to $20 off," and click Shop Now.
If you prefer old-school TurboTax, by which I mean a version you install from a CD, I found Home and Business (PC/Mac) for $47, plus $3.99 for shipping, from a third-party seller on Amazon. And that version includes a state e-file.
Of course, these are all fairly sophisticated tax-prep options. TurboTax and other vendors offer free options for anyone lucky enough to be filing a 1040EZ.
And real cheapskates will no doubt want to check out TaxAct Online, which offers free tax-prep and Federal e-filing for all comers. Why didn't I lead with that option? As I said above, I'm a longtime TurboTax user, so I'm always scoping out deals on that.
Also, as a self-employed person, I suspect TaxAct won't meet my needs the way TurboTax does. If you've used the former and you're self-employed as well, let me know how it went.
Indeed, I invite everyone to share their tax-prep software recommendations, because I'm definitely no expert in this department.
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