The time of the year has come where people either get super excited for a little extra “bonus” to get the year started off on the right foot; or are biting their nails and tapping their feet as they go through each W2 and 1099 waiting to see how much they will owe.
Either way, thankfully TurboTax has made this process easy for years, and now even easier. TurboTax is the smarter way to get your #TaxesDone. No need to fork out several extra hundred dollars to have someone else do them for you when you can easily do it yourself. This year TurboTax brings innovation back to tax preparation. Combining technology advancements with sleek, intuitive design, TurboTax delivers worry-free filing, so you can be confident your taxes are done right and you’re getting the maximum tax refund. Oh, and did you know they had a mobile app so you can start and stop at any time on your taxes!? Right, up my alley and probably any other mom’s with small children needing you at your busiest times! Side note - there is also an app called ItsDeductible for your iPhone that tracks your donations year-round and imports them automatically into your turbo tax. I wish I had known about this at the beginning of 2015 so I wouldn’t have to shift through all of my donation receipts this year!
In all of my years of taxes I have done them myself, and even my husbands except for one year a few years ago. That year we forked out several hundred dollars to hope to get a refund larger than what we were used to. What we found was stress and delay continued to filing before we got our return filed and not only did we not make any more money that previous years back, we also had to pay the accountant to do them for us.
DIY tax preparation is the fastest growing tax method and is growing at 5% a year. Nearly 5 million Americans filed federal and state last year for absolutely no cost with TurboTax Absolute Zero.
What is Absolute Zero? Through mid-March 2016, the 60 million Americans who prepare and file straight forward federal and state tax returns (1040 or 1040EZ) can take advantage of absolute free filing on both federal and tax. I don’t know about you guys but that is a lot of extra Starbucks I can get throughout the year! Oh and for my military readers - TurboTax offers free tax preparation and e-filing options through Military One Source and IRS Free File.
Okay, so what else is new on TurboTax?
W2 Snap: jump start your taxes with the snap of a picture. TurboTax will enter in the information for you from your W2!! It will even do your 1099!! Heck yea!!
ExplainWhy: give customers personalized, bite-sized explanations of the “why” behind our deductions, credits, and tax refunds.
SmartLook: new feature that connects customers to TurboTax experts using one-way video technology. Experts answer questions for free and highlight key fields and next steps so we can complete our return with confidence and ease.
Needless to say, I am so thankful TurboTax made it SO easy for us this year to file our taxes. We have a lot going on with Ryan switching jobs, the kids, my blog, and our homes so I am so thankful TurboTax will be right there beside us as we get our #TaxesDone so we can use our refund for things we need around the house and all the time we saved on spending time with friends and family!