Last month, I shared with you how and why I love using TurboTax for my family’s taxes! And in case you think TurboTax is only good if you have simple tax situations, I’d like to challenge you. We’ve used TurboTax even when we made a large charitable donation, sold property, and had up to two at-home businesses. It’s been straight forward every time.
Here are some of the benefits for selecting TurboTax for your taxes this year:
- It’s FREE to prepare & print! You can do all your tax preparation and print it out for free! If you have a very simple tax situation, you can even file for free. E-filing starts at $29.95 for a deluxe edition and you can pay when you file – you can even just have the fee deducted from your refund, if you prefer.
- Work on it when/as you can. Here’s a secret…. I’ve been working on my taxes for about two weeks now! As I get tax forms sent to me, I just add them right in. Work on them whenever you have time and anywhere you have an Internet connection.
- Extremely user friendly. You don’t have to be savvy about taxes to use TurboTax! Just answer the questions – it will walk you through step-by-step. If you prefer, you can also explore deductions and other items on your own.
- See your refund in “real time!” One of my favorite features about TurboTax is that it will estimate your tax refund for every item you enter!
- It saves your data. With your FREE TurboTax account, your past tax filings will be saved and available to you. You can also download and print them! Even better, it will remember your past year’s data for future tax returns. For instance, when I go in to create my 2013 taxes, it will remind me about 2012 situation and ask if they still apply.
Every year I’ve used TurboTax, I’ve selected e-file and I’ve never ever had an issue. In years we were eligible for a refund, we had the money direct deposited to our account usually within 2 weeks. It’s very slick and I recommend it no matter how financially competent you’d consider yourself.
Still not sure if TurboTax is right for you?
sometimes when I share that I use TurboTax, I’ll get someone suggesting how much easier it is to just take in your stuff to a tax preparation place. If you usually do this, I’d encourage you to just sign up and give TurboTax a try for comparison. It’s free, so there’s nothing to lose.
I’d love to hear your experiences with TurboTax!
Since we’re talking about paperwork, don’t forget to check out the post I published last week about How long to keep your financial paperwork.