I KNOW that none of you have procrastinated on finishing up your taxes, right? So you won’t need to look into filing quick last minute with the federal free online edition of Turbo Tax…
Note that all the federal free filing ones are free for simple returns. If yours are more complex — well, you’d better get going
Today only on Amazon Gold Box, up to 65% off select H&R Block Tax Products! No, I haven’t done mine yet either… eep.
TurboTax has an online version where you can prepare and file your federal taxes for free (as long as you have basic taxes). If it gets more complicated, there’ll be a fee. Take a look and see if it meets your needs!
Here are a few deals on tax software and such for you!
I posted TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-File + State 2012 for PC [Download] the other day, butit is now down a bit more, to $39.83. And Donna K reported that it gave her a Quicken offer — If you switch over to the PC/MAC version in the middle, it will show you the Quicken promo under special offers. “When you purchase the 2012 versions of TurboTax Basic, Deluxe, Premier, or Home & Business, you qualify for special savings on Quicken 2013. Use promo code BTTG3OSE to save $30 on Quicken Starter Edition 2013, or use promo code BTTG35QK to save $35 on Quicken Deluxe 2013, Premier 2013, Home & Business 2013, or Essentials for Mac.” As always, your Amazon prices can change quickly.
If you just want federal and then can do your state taxes yourself, TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-File 2012 is just $29.99.
When we were talking about tax software earlier, a couple of you mentioned TaxACT — so here you go, if you have a simple return, I think. Free federal tax return, free filing with TaxACT.
When we were talking about tax software earlier, a couple of you mentioned TaxACT — so here you go. Free federal tax return, free filing with TaxACT.
Here’s another timely deal for tax season — Charlotte points out that TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-File + State 2012 for PC [Download] is now down to $39.99.
As always, your Amazon prices can change quickly.
Today only on Amazon Gold Box — up to 51% off select H&R Block tax software! Eep. Yeah. It’s 2013, isn’t it…
Sooo…. you think liquor taxes in Chicagoland are high? Here’s from The Seattle Times: “The nonprofit Tax Foundation shows Washington’s liquor taxes as the highest in the country in 2010 — roughly $26.45 a gallon, compared to $24.63 in Oregon, $10.96 in Idaho and $3.30 in California.” This one has a little chart of some common purchases and their post-tax pricing at Costco and another major competitor.
I just got back from visiting family in Washington State over the holiday, and snapped this photo for you guys. Liquor sales were only recently privatized in Washington through a voter initiative last fall. Previously, people had bought from state-run stores, which just shut down this May. State stores included all taxes in their shelf price — independent retailers haven’t been, and the proposition snuck in some new taxes and fees, leading to some crazy sticker shock at the register — and leading people to head over the border to Idaho and Oregon!
Many voters thought that ending the state monopoly also would bring down prices. But to some shoppers’ dismay, that hasn’t happened.
The dismay is partly a matter of perception. When state liquor stores listed their prices, they included taxes in the posted amounts. But private retailers haven’t done that.
As a result, one customer arrived at a checkout stand at Costco’s Seattle store thinking he was about to buy a bottle of vodka for $29 only to learn that he was going to have to pony up another $12 in taxes — including a 20.5 percent sales tax and a $3.77 “liter” tax — before he could take the bottle out of the store.
The Washington liquor business was grossing $1.5 billion annually. To make sure state and local governments didn’t lose that income, Initiative 1183 created two new taxes to replace the liquor profits that were going to go away — a 17 percent retail tax and a 10 percent wholesale tax.
Adding taxes to the cost of a bottle of booze has pushed some liquor prices up by $4 to $5 per bottle over what the state used to charge, which has disappointed some consumers who assumed taking the state out of the liquor business would reduce prices automatically. Some residents are wondering now why they voted for the initiative in November.
So… no more complaining, guys!
Down to the wire, folks — And don’t ask me how much we ended up owing this year… (I may be banging my head on the desk repeatedly while trying to type this!)