Yep, it’s that time of year again! Time to file your taxes! BLAH! However, there are some ways you can save money when it comes time to file your taxes.
Don’t be fooled by those folks who offer to do your taxes and then write you a check that day. This is the biggest mistake that people can make. They give you that check based on what your tax refund would be MINUS a percentage of what they make to give you that big fat check that day. Do you really want to give up 10 – 20% of the tax money that is due back to you? I sure wouldn’t! That’s my freaking money and I want to keep ALL of it.
Contrary to popular belief, if you file electronically (no matter where you go) you should have your money in your bank account within 5 – 7 business days. It’s not like you have to wait for months on end to get your tax money back like you used to when you waited around for a paper check. So don’t let them sucker you in to writing a check the very day they file those taxes for you.
Also, you can find free help on the internet to any and all of your tax questions. You can go to the IRS page and they can give you all of the answers that you need. You can also call them if you’d prefer; either way, they can help you and they don’t charge a fee. Don’t think you have to pay someone to answer questions that you can get free answers to.
You can also use several programs online to file your taxes that don’t charge you anything at all. You will pay absolutely nothing (sometimes it’s based on your income) so you don’t need to go sit at a tax preparer’s office for hours on end waiting for your turn and then dishing out a fee to them to boot!
So, plan to wait a few extra days for your tax refund to be deposited and don’t pay someone else to do what you can easily do at home yourself!
I hope you get a HUGE refund this year!