I happened to be at Sam’s Club yesterday, doing a little shopping. In the center of the main aisle was a HUGE display of tax software priced at just under $50. I got to thinking that unless I had a complicated tax situation I wouldn’t waste my money.
I’ve always done my taxes online for FREE. Last year I used Tax Act for both my son’s return as well as ours. It was easy to use and it really walked me through my return in a step by step fashion. The online software was FREE. In years past you had to earn under a certain income to use this free service, but that’s no longer the case.
It will even let you e-file for free.
The only downside is that it doesn’t include state taxes. You can check them out at TaxAct.com. Why bother to spend money that you don’t have to? I’d rather take that $40 and use it on something a lot more fun!