I don’t know what it is, but I get a serious sense of satisfaction when I do my own taxes. I also save money compared to taking my receipts and statements in and paying someone else to do them for me. And, since finding deductions, money and all of that good jazz isn’t rocket science, I have been successful at keeping Uncle Sam at bay over the years.
Lately, I have noticed many of the tax software or online tax prep options offer the same levels of protection (audit, errors and so on) that I would get if I went in and paid them to do it.
I see this as a win/win.
Since I had to hurry up and file this last year thanks to needing to get the twins FAFSAs completed, H&R Block’s online tax prep software was my personal hero. I paid $49.95 for the premium online edition and e-filing with audit protection and I couldn’t be happier with my results. It was really easy, and I mean REALLY easy. I was able to get my taxes done in just a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon, my return was accepted by the IRS on Monday, and I was able to file the FAFSA for the twins immediately after.
If you are eligible for a 1040EZ, H&R block will even help you e-file your taxes for free! Check them out for more info. I wouldn’t trust my money to anyone else.
And no, I didn’t get paid to say that.
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