Thursday, February 4, 2010

Would we steer you wrong? - TiaEvery year around this time, I find myself humming the song It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. I'm sure you're scratching your head and wondering why? February is typically cold and dreary. You're coming off the high from Christmas and New Year's. And for most of us, there isn't another major holiday (translation: a day off of work) until May.

The reason that I am typically happy is because it's tax season. Now I know some of you are still scratching your head wondering why I would be happy about that. Well for me, tax season always means REFUND. I am meticulous when it comes to keeping receipts, noting donations and anything else that will mean that I can get my money back from the thieves at the IRS. I NEEEEEED my money. Especially around this time of the year. Between Christmas and every man in my family having a birthday in January, come February 1, I'm blowing the cobwebs off of my checkbook and trying to figure out how to make Ramen noodle casserole. AND this year thanks to Prez. Bush leaving us with the check, the sinking economy left me unemployed for the last 3 1/2 months of 2009.

So I'm always happy to see that w-2 hit my mailbox because I know that in NO time at all I will have my money back. And I have to say, most to that is due in part to Turbotax. I have used them for the last 5 or so years. They are AMAZING. They make my anal receipt keeping easy to file. They have an audit finder that flags anything that may bring the wrath of the IRS down on me. And e-file is SO easy.

I know this sounds like an endorsement for the product...Frankly, that's exactly what it is. Turbotax makes it easy and it's practically idiot proof. Trust me, I was studying to be certified to do taxes. It is neither fun, nor simple to do your taxes on your own. Turbotax takes the headache out of it.

Here's the link to their website. And whether your return is simple, mildly complicated or a down right pain in the butt like mine is, you will find what you need. And (gasp!) you can even talk to a real live person if you so need or desire.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to write out a few checks and stick them on my bulletin board so that when I get my refund in 2 weeks, I can just drop them in the mail and tell quite of few of the companies I do business with that I will no longer be using their services. "Here is your money. I bid you good day...I SAID GOOD DAY!!!"

Oh and in case you're wondering...we don't receive any sort of compensation from Turbotax. we just both really like their product.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Turbo is great, unless you forgot to do taxes one year. People less meticulous than you should remember that you can still get a refund for three years after the original due date. For late taxes, you can't use Turbo, though, you'll have to use a site like PriorTax