File Taxes Online with TurboTax

February 27, 2012

TurboTax is one of the most popular tax preparation programs these days. One of the best features of the tax software is it’s easy-to-use interface and the way it walks you through filling out your tax forms. If you haven’t used TurboTax before, it starts by asking questions about your situation and helping you begin […]

Tax Organization Tips & Giveaway Winner

February 18, 2012

Thanks to everyone who participated in the  tax organizer kit giveaway in preparation for upcoming tax season!  If you missed it, all you had to do was share a tax tip to enter into the giveaway. Tax Tips As the chart below shows, one tip was by far the most popular.  People said it in […]

Tax Return Organizer Kit Giveaway

February 8, 2012

Filing your tax return is easier if your records are organized. When you fill out your 1040, you have to dig up all of your files from the previous year so you can enter in your income and your deductions.   Regardless of whether you go through tax software that prompts you for all the […]

Tax Software Discounts

January 31, 2012

One of the ways you can save money this tax season is to get a discount on tax preparation software. If you like to do your taxes yourself — with some help from tax programs — you can find a number of discounts. Here are a few ways to get tax software discounts: Brokerage or […]

Can’t Pay Taxes, It’ll Cost You

January 24, 2012

I think it’s safe to say that most of us don’t like filing income tax returns and writing big checks every April but you know what they say about dying and paying taxes – you can’t avoid them. If you don’t pay what the IRS says you owe it’ll end up costing you a lot […]

Claiming Investment Losses on Your Taxes

December 28, 2011

As the end of the year draws near we unfortunately have to start thinking about the taxes we’ll owe, our tax returns will be due before we know it. If you’re not aware of the possible investment tax deductions one that you should think about is investment loss – the losses that result from your […]

New Mutual Fund Cost Basis Rules

December 5, 2011

Beginning January 1, 2012 new regulations set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will take effect. These regulations affect the way in which mutual fund companies report cost basis and gains or losses for taxable accounts. The purpose of these changes is to verify what fund companies report on their tax documents and what […]

Tax Deadline TurboTax Giveaway!

April 15, 2011

Turbotax has given me three codes to giveaway for TurboTax Deluxe for all of you last minute tax filers. As I mentioned the last time I offered free TurboTax codes, waiting until the last minute is no fun.  If you owe the IRS money like I did this year, I don’t blame you for holding […]

Free Turbo Tax Software!

March 15, 2011

Free TurboTax Premier Giveaway Thanks to the team at Intuit, I’m giving away free access to TurboTax Premier to six of you! We covered using the software to file your income tax return earlier this year in the TurboTax review so I figured it would make sense to give some of you a chance to try the tax […]

Online Brokerages Tax Software & Training

February 24, 2011

Online brokerages can offer tools that can make tax planning and tax preparation easier. If you calculated your capital gains taxes on stock sales last year on your own, you might wish there was any easier way to track the details when you’re selling stocks.  It can be a pain keeping track of the purchase […]

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