Last month, TurboTax sent a few representatives to meet with the DC PF Bloggers Happy Hour group and talk with us about TurboTax and tax season. It was a real blast, especially since most of us had talked to them via Twitter or e-mailed then with questions about the TurboTax products and we finally got to put faces to names/avatars. And we always have a blast.
While I was there, they gave me 3 copies of TurboTax Deluxe with free Federal and State preparation online to give away to my readers. You can find out the details on Intuit’s website to see if it’s right for you.
TurboTax Deluxe is geared towards you if:
- You own your home
- You donated to charity
- You have significant education or medical expenses
- You have childcare expenses
- You have lots of deductions
This giveaway is for the people with average returns who need something a little more complicated than the basic, free software but not for people with very complex returns. If you have investments and need to report dividends, gains, and losses, then TurboTax Premier is better-suited to your needs. If you’re a small business owner or freelancer, your best fit is Turbo Tax Home and Business. I plan to use Home and Business and will be writing about it when I do.
Please note, this is also the Online edition, not the copy that you download to your computer. They’re essentially the same, but if you don’t have a good or secure internet connection or if you would rather have the software on your computer, then please don’t enter so that other people can win.
This contest will run until Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. To enter, leave a comment below answering the following question: If you could come up with one new tax deduction for 2009, no matter how crazy or random, what would it be?
I will choose three winners using random.org. A valid e-mail address is required to notify the winner. If you do not respond after 5 days, I will choose another winner. For obvious reasons, this contest is only open to people who file taxes in the United States.
Also, increase your chance of winning tax software by checking out the H&R Block at Home Giveaway on Cash Money Life which will be going on until Saturday the 13th. It’s great tax software as well, so I recommend entering to win one of the two copies.
Disclosure: I was fed by TurboTax. Also, they gave me a Sigg water bottle which I’m very fond of, as I drink over half-a-gallon of water a day. And they gave me these three copies for you, plus a review copy of the home & business edition (which I’ll be writing about later). But I wouldn’t have gone if I didn’t already plan on writing about TurboTax and think they make good software that has served my family well for years (though this will be my first year trying it).