It’s tax time once again, and that means many of you are in the process of filing your tax returns. The IRS just started processing returns that were initially delayed due to the new tax laws, but now that everybody is eligible to file things are kicking into high gear. But before you rush off and file your return, I have some free tax software to give away!
What I have this year are four copies of TurboTax Deluxe Online (a $30 value each) and I will be giving them all away in the coming days. Now, I can personally vouch for TurboTax Online because I used it to file my own taxes for a few years before eventually having to hire a CPA for my taxes. So I can say that the software is easy to use and it does work. The nice thing about it being online is that you can work from any computer with an internet connection and there’s no clunky software to install.
So, before I get to the giveaway details I wanted to highlight some key aspects of the program.
TurboTax Deluxe Online Highlights
TurboTax Deluxe was designed to do the hard work for you, so you can be confident that you’re finding all the deductions you qualify for, the calculations are guaranteed 100% accurate, and you’re getting your biggest tax refund possible. Choose TurboTax Deluxe if any of the following apply to you:
- You own your home
- You donated to charity
- You have significant education or medical expenses
- You have childcare expenses
- You have lots of deductions
Speaking of charitable deductions, TurboTax Deluxe comes with ItsDeductible and it helps you accurately value items you donate to charity, no more guessing. Plus, it tracks other donations such as cash, mileage and stocks, to help you get every charitable deduction you’re entitled to.
Easy Questions, Tailored to You, TurboTax will ask questions in plain English and then put your answers on the right forms for you, including 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. TurboTax skips interview questions that don’t apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.
Automatically Fill in W-2 and 1099 Info, Get your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 100,000 participating employers and financial institutions. TurboTax automatically places it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary. If your W-2 doesn’t import automatically that’s okay. It only takes a minute to punch in the numbers found on your form.
Transfer Last Year’s Tax Info, No retyping necessary. TurboTax fills in information from your previous year’s return to help save time and increase accuracy. You’ll be shown what you’re importing and where it goes in your tax return. You can also import from other tax software including TaxACT and H&R Block At Home.
Live Tax Answers, Get answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community. Plus, you’ll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.
Straightforward Guidance & Advice, Find answers on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get explanations of specific tax areas in plain English and helpful examples when you need them.
EasyGuide™, Not sure how to answer a tax question? We’ll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.
Enter the Contest
Ok, so you’re ready to enter for a chance to win, so what are the rules? It’s pretty simple this year and you have three separate ways to enter for a total of three entries per person.
- Leave a comment in this post below. Be sure to comment with an email that works so I can contact you if you’re selected.
- “Like” Generation X Finance on Facebook and leave a comment on the giveaway post.
- Follow @JeremyVoh on Twitter and retweet this post. (If you retweet manually be sure to use the hashtag #GXFtt so I can find your tweet)
So, enter one way, or enter with each method. It’s up to you. Starting on Monday, February 21st at noon I’ll randomly select one winner from all entries. I will repeat the drawing at noon on the following three days. Winners will be notified by the method they entered and will have 24 hours to acknowledge so I can provide the promo code information to get the free copy. If a winner fails to respond a second random drawing will be held.
- Monday: Theresa H
- Tuesday: Shannon
- Wednesday: shouldbeworking
- Thursday: Pauline
Disclosure: I am a TurboTax affiliate and do occasionally write for Intuit, but they did not pay for this review. They did, however, provide the free copies of the software to give away.
Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle
My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.
Like everyone else, I hate doing my taxes. But it was so much worse when I was surrounded by stacks of booklets and forms. There's a whole lot less swearing by using Turbo Tax.
I follow @JeremyVoh on Twitter and tweeted
I treat taxes like medicine, get it done, get it over with, and make it quick! This would truly help!
would love to be the winner of this so i won't be the winner when the tax man cometh speck135les at yahoo
I've been using TurboTax since 2000 and won't use any other software. I'd love to win a copy, since I usually just file from their site. Thanks! lisacarr7 ataol dot com
Turbo Tax has helped me do my taxes for the last 3 years. As a busy new and working mom I need to save time and $! Great Giveaway.
This is the first year in many we won't get Turbo Tax automatically with the military. I'd be lost without it!
TurboTax is great. I've been using it to do my taxes online for the pass 3 years. It's quick and easy to use.
Would love to easily and accurately do my own taxes!love the articles, tips and insights you provide. Keep it up!
I could really use this giveaway this year. I always do my own taxes and this year will be complicated with a move to a new state mid-year along with a new job for my spouse with relocation expenses, etc.
I've always done my own taxes but now that the IRS won't even send forms/booklets...well, I think it's time to move online! Would love to try TurboTax out.
Ah, yes, my favorite time of year (not)! Thanks for the opportunity! After moving across the country for work, I have a lot of deductions this year!
I follow you on twitter @anashct
I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/38774190299557888
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com
I would love to win the TurboTax! I kind of like doing my taxes, but this would make it even better! Thanks for this opportunity. :)
Good luck, everyone. And just a note, but you don't have to leave your email in the comments themselves. As long as you put the email in the box when filling out the comment you're all set.
Following you on Twitter and tweeted here:
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com
I'm in the same boat as @Maggie - still waiting on all those 1099's. It's a race to see wether I can win one of these tax software giveaways before they all come in, or wether I have to bite the bullet and buy a copy. :)
Turbotax is a great program. I help all my friends with their taxes so this is the best option for me.
I started using TurboTax Online when I began itemizing my deductions a few years ago. It's been a valuable tool for me -- no installation needed, I can access it from anywhere, it reduces human error when importing my W2/1099 numbers, and enables me to keep electronic copies of my tax returns. Since I get refunds most years, I like that I can see how much it has calculated for me as I progress through the filing.
Haven't done my taxes yet (still waiting on a few forms), so I would love to be able to use turbo tax deluxe to do it!