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.
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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.