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Jan 04 2013
4 years ago
12:01 PM MST

Tax Filing Options & Tips Round-Up

Jan 04, 2013 @ 12:01 PM MST
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Tax Time will be here before we know it! So here’s a round up of a few tax filing options and FREE software programs that you may want to take advantage of. In addition, I would love for all of you to share any tips that you may have learned throughout the years!

* Head over here to sign up for a FREE Federal edition of Turbo Tax (you’ll be able to prepare, print and electronically file your federal tax return for free). If you need a more customizable version, consider purchasing TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-File + State 2012 from Amazon.com for only $39.99 + Free Shipping.

* Or consider using FreeTaxUSA.com, TaxSlayer.com or TaxAct.com (all have been highly recommended by Hip2Save readers in the past!)

More Tax-Filing Tips:

* Head over to IRS.gov to file your federal taxes for free (this should be available later in January)

* Check the daily deal sites… Groupon has offered up significantly reduced vouchers for online tax preparation products in the past and will likely have similar offers over the next few months.

* Check with your local college. One reader reported that the accounting students at her local college will do her tax returns for free and they are then reviewed by the professor to ensure that they are correct.

* AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free help for older taxpayers and people with limited incomes. Find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site in your community by clicking here.

* If you are in the military, check out Military One Source for more information about different resources that are available. Active Duty Military can file for free with TaxSlayer.com and with e-Smart Tax by Liberty Tax.

Now it’s your turn! What are your tips?

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