Online State Tax
When was the last time you got excited to see tax season arrive?
Really, never? Well maybe that can change for the better for this
year's online state tax filing season. Online tax preparation and
filing can change the way you feel about that annual task,
making it less frustrating and stressful. Don't believe it? You'll
have to give it a try!
It's time to make the switch from the old, slow paper filing method
to free online tax filing. Often, you can do your online tax return
and file your federal form for free, your state form for a moderate
fee. What's not to like about free tax filing? Once you do your
taxes online, you'll never go back to the old way again.
There are so many tax software programs on the market to choose from
that you'll be sure to find the product that best fits your tax
situation. When you file taxes online it'll save you both money and
It's so much quicker to file online and have your refund in
your bank account quickly. And it sure beats waiting
for the check to come in the mail.
If you're used to paying someone to do your income tax filing every
year, it'll be a treat to be able to keep the money you would have
paid for that service.
There is a range in the costs for tax
software that goes from free to around $100. Even if you buy a more
detailed program, it'll still be less than you would have paid a
professional. Tax filing online might be your new favorite thing!
Here's a list of things you'll need to fill out your tax forms:
1099 forms (for independent contractors, freelancers,
consultants, or for cash prizes awarded)
mortgage interest receipts
charitable donation receipts
receipts and records for itemized deductions
any additional income: child support, rental income, alimony,
deductible expenses: child care, medical expenses not covered by
insurance, moving expenses
be a bit of work gathering all the paperwork you need, but it'll be
worth it to keep the money you would have spent having someone else
do your online taxes filing.
Online State Tax
are nearly a dozen different tax software programs listed here on
this page for you to peruse and see what they have to offer.
CompleteTax, TaxBrain, QuickTax, 1040Return and OnePriceTaxes are
just a few of the choices.
Of course, the top two
rated programs are also
offered here for you to view, TurboTax and H&R Block. Be sure to
spend some time looking at each one to find the software that fits
your tax situation best. You'll be glad you did!
How to file your state
tax return online for free!
As you have probably noticed, many of the tax software
developers offer free tax filing for Federal returns but donít offer free
online state tax filing. However, there
are a few ways to get your state tax return done for free.
More states are offering their own online income tax filing
system to help local filers file their returns for free in most
cases. This is working out to be a big benefit to the states
since it helps reduce errors.
Some states have partnered with some online tax filing companies
to offer free online filing for certain groups, such as the
active military and those that fall under a certain low income
limit for free tax support.
One choice is
MyFreeTaxes.com a none-profit with funding from the United Way,
H&R Block, and Walmart Foundation. They
offer free state and federal tax returns if you meet certain
Who Qualifies for Free Online State tax Filing?
families with a combined income under the current years maximum,
(2011 = $57k) see website for current year.
is needed to prepare your return?
A valid email
(w-2's, 1099's, 1098's)