With tax season approaching rapidly, many people have begun thinking about using software programs like TurboTax to help them prepare their taxes. With the April 17 deadline rapidly approaching, now is the time to begin planning how you want to file your taxes this year.
TurboTax is one of the most popular programs in the country, and this year’s free edition is a great way to find out whether the software is right for you. TurboTax software walks you through each step of the filing process, turning tricky tax topics into easy to understand questions that you can complete in just a few hours.
One of the major concerns that many people have when buying tax software is the cost of the program. That’s one of the reasons that the free edition has become so popular. The program helps you complete a basic federal tax return, although you will still need to file a state return.
If you need to complete a more complicated return that what the free edition can handle, there are a number of different products that can help. Different versions are created for small business owners, those with significant investments, and people who have more complicated tax situations.
Whether you plan to take advantage of the free edition or you have used TurboTax before, this year’s program offers a number of features that make filing easier than ever before. Don’t forget that TurboTax can import information from programs like Quicken or Microsoft Money to make filing even faster. TurboTax can make the process of filing just a little less stressful.
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