Its April 15-Get Your Taxes In! And Tax Day Deals

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Did you wait until the last minute? Did April 15th creep up on you too quickly?  Don’t sit there waiting, get working on completing and filing your taxes!

You have until midnight, April 15th, to have physical tax forms postmarked before they are late.  Of course you need to make sure you get to the post office in time, and trust me, there will be lines!
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How to File Taxes For Less or Free

It’s that time of year again when people must prepare and file their tax return.

For many the task can be daunting and the thought of paying costly fees to file can be worrisome.

E-filing your tax return this year however, does not have to cost you a lot of money.  In fact, many people will even be able to file their return for free.

Let’s take a look at how to file taxes for less or free.

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Who Should I Pick To Do My Taxes?

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We’re right at the start of tax season.  Here’s a few questions that come up every year around this time:

  • Do I really need a CPA to do my taxes?  Could I just do the same thing myself?
  • Am I missing out on a bigger refund by doing my taxes myself?  Would a professional be able to get more for me?
  • Am I risking an audit by doing my own taxes?
  • Is it worth my time just to pay someone else to do my taxes?
  • Do I even have to pay my taxes?

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Monster TurboTax Online Tax Software 2009 Review

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[Here is a review of TurboTax 2010 online tax preparation software]  Below is the 2009 version.

Back when I started working and had to file taxes I would go to the library to pick up the necessary forms.  I’d set aside an afternoon to go through the 1040’s and see what I needed.  Then I’d spend the rest of the time getting my head around the forms and carefully filling out what was needed.  My taxes weren’t complex and there was no online filing back then (did I just date myself a bit?).  It still made my head spin a bit but that’s what I had to do.  A few years later I discovered TurboTax.  It was an expense to use at the time, but it was well worth not having to go through all of the forms figuring out what to fill out where.

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First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit – Who It’s For And What Is Needed To Claim It

On November 6, 2009 The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act was signed into law.  This move has resulted in the extension or expansion of the first time home buyer credit which was enacted previously.  In order to receive the first time home buyers tax credit you must first understand who qualifies and how you should proceed in order to get the most benefit from the tax credit.  Here we look at two frequently asked questions regarding the first time home buyer credit.
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