Friday, March 19, 2010

TurboTax makes tax season easy - Giveaway!

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A few years ago, when we were buying and selling houses, we used to see an accountant during tax season.  Who made some mistakes one year, and then some more the next year.  Whether she goofed or not, she still received a hefty fee for her work that made a dent in our return.  Accountants use a similar program to the one you can buy for much less from Turbo Tax - my accountant neighbor uses one made by the same company at his practice.  

There are different levels based on your exact needs.  There is the free federal edition, Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business, and Business.  All editions include free federal e-filing.

The Turbo Tax Deluxe Edition fit our requirements this tax year.  The program is available for your use right through their website.  You're guided through the completion of your federal and state returns step-by-step.  It's a user-friendly program that takes the headaches and confusion out of doing your taxes with a pen, paper and calculator.  Of course the average person is not going to be aware of each and every possible deduction, so it's nice to have a program that guides you as TurboTax does.

What I thought was pretty nifty, is that you can complete your returns and see where you stand before you even pay for TurboTax, which is a great way to give it a test run and see if this is right for you.

There is a Q&A forum on the website, too. I definitely recommend getting advice from an accountant though that TurboTax couldn't answer.  There were a few question we had and we were lucky enough to have helpful a neighbor to ask. 

BUY IT! I definitely recommend TurboTax - it worked out well for my family.

WIN IT! One lucky reader will win TurboTax Premier Online w/state and federal e-file!  That's a $90 value, folks!

To Enter:  Be a public follower of this blog through google friend connect and tell me how you'll spend your return this year?


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98 comments:

  1. I found your blog through Friday Follow! Have a wonderful week-end!

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  2. I follow via Google Friend Connect. Unfortunately, I will not be getting a tax refund this year! Too bad!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  3. I follow and will spend it on bills. Nothing exciting. cdziuba@aol.com

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  4. follow on Twitter cdziuba and tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/10777012660

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  6. I'm a follower. I will spend it on groceries!
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  12. follower-- and we would spend it on bills. boo

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  18. Subscribe publicly and I will spend my return to pay all of my bills ahead

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  19. subscribe by email velvethubler@yahoo.com

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  20. blog follower-- used ours for an iphone, to pay some bills, and a new camera

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  21. I follow via google and we plan to use our tax returns to purchase new Living room furniture
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  25. google follower & if I get anything it will go to bills and summer camp for kids

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  29. twitter follower & tweeted http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/10937816079


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  30. I signed up to follow on Google Friend connect
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  31. I'm a subscriber
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    I will use my tax refund for Property taxes and a campground membership

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  32. I'm a public follower and I plan to put our return into savings.

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  33. I already follow your blog publicly and I'll spend my tiny return on bills probably.

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  34. I also subscribe to your blog in yahoo reader.

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  35. I subscribe via email to your blog.

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  36. I follow you on twitter and tweeted;
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  38. I'm now a fan of TurboTax on Facebook. (Sarah Scott)
    And left a note saying I entered your giveaway:
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  39. I'm already a fan of The Penny-Pinching Mama on Facebook.
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  43. I follow via email, and I will not be getting a return this year.

    mArgulski@gmail.com

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  44. Follow! We are saving it for a much needed vaca, hopefully this summer! Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  46. your fb fan (Jennifer Cochrane)
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  47. Follow on google Friend connect-rosannepm- and will spend it fixing up the garage and maybe a vacation if we're lucky
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  50. Follow on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/rosannepm/status/11569434991
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  52. Follower, I'm going to be spendng it on bills! Thanks for the chance!

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  53. I'm a follower. Sadly, my return will be used to pay off bills.

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  54. I'm a public follower and I don't think I am getting a return this year, that's why I'm waiting until the last minute to file.

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  55. i follow on google friend we are trying to put it up as are emergency reserve. thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  56. I am a facebook fan (mrstinareynolds)

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  58. Follow via Google and I will using my return money to pay bills

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  59. follower

    put it towards a car payment

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  60. Any returns I get will go to the college fund, after we go bout for pizza. I'm a follower.

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  61. I won't be spending anything because I will owe!

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  62. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader.

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  63. follower!! im not sure if we owe or will get back!! we havent done them yet!!

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  64. twitter follower @whitetrashtrish

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  66. I'm a follower. I don't usually get refunds, but if I happen to be so lucky this year, I would pay it towards bills. Boring I know.
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  67. I follow your blog in my reader
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  75. I follow on twitter and tweeted
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  76. I'll spend my refund on a vacation to Orlando. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  77. I follow your blog. I won't be getting a tax return this year.

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  78. I subscribed with the email address lilyk@mail2world.com.

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  79. I became a fan of TurboTax on Facebook under the name Lily Kwan/likwan.

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