With the income tax deadline coming up, it’s the time of the year where tax software is flying off the shelves. When it comes to online filing, there are two larger contenders in Canada – TurboTax (link will save you 10% off) and UFile. On the free side, there is the underdog StudioTax which is growing in popularity and the newest addition SimpleTax.
Earlier this week, TurboTax offered me a few copies of the software to giveaway, so here is your chance to file your taxes for free this year.
What is TurboTax?
For filing online, they offer 5 options.
- TurboTax Free – For those with only income to claim.
- Student Edition (also free) – First time filers with simple returns and earned less than $20,000.
- TurboTax Standard ($17.99 per return) – Designed for couples and families with RRSP, tuition, medical expenses and other common deductions.
- TurboTax Premier ($32.99 per return) – In addition to the standard, this gives the incremental options of investment and rental income/deductions.
- TurboTax Home and Business ($44.99 per return) – In addition Standard and Premier features, this option allows the filer to claim/report a sole proprietorship.
For those of you with multiple returns per household (more than two), it may be worth it to consider the CD version as they allow for 8-12 returns.
For this giveaway, TurboTax is offering 3 coupon codes for filing with ANY of their online editions.
How to Enter the Giveaway:
- Sign up for the Million Dollar Journey Money Tips Newsletter (+1 entry)
- Tell me how you typically file your taxes (electronically, accountant, paper etc) via the comments (+1 entry)
Lets go over some of the rules. All contestant entries will be shoved into an electronic hat and drawn at random for the three prizes available.
- Only confirmed (new and existing) newsletter subscribers on the date of draw are eligible.
- Only 1 comment entry / person (please enter a valid email address).
- To be fair to all contestants, each winner can only win once.
- Entries will end Wednesday 5pm EST April 10, 2013 and the winners announced shortly after!