This year my taxes will be extremely complicated, and knowing that I paid $100 to my fantastic accountant and will have to again, I decided that I will give both Turbo Tax and H&R Block a chance this year. I will be doing a thorough write up when I get my T4 in the mail- which should be at the end of Feb. Seriously, my employer waits until the last possible day. I am excited to see what the outcome of my side business, blogging and regular income will be.
I want to start off by saying that being a Mac owner is a bit of a pain when it comes to doing your taxes online. Most companies don’t have software you can download so you miss out on some of the bells and whistles.
H&R Block’s software is easy to use, and because I wanted to get started and test the software out, I went ahead and did my brother and his best friend’s taxes.
The good news for students is that there is a FREE version to use online, and I would students to go ahead and try it out. I made my sister do her own taxes online and she was done in a few mins. I can’t promise that this is the case for everyone as my baby sister is a genius.
I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but I am huge sucker for clever marketing, and the H&R Block is hilarious.
I was going to wait until I did my taxes to give a breakdown of what the software was like for small businesses, but I played around with it and really found the software easy to use. I have an update soon, anyhow.
So on to the contest. I am giving away three codes for the online software. This will be fantastic for PC users, although there is another option if a Mac user won.
There are THREE ways to enter (for a total of 3 possible entries):
- I am giving away three (3) codes to file your taxes online with H&R Block. Each person who enters is only eligible to win one (1) prize.
- Only open to Canadians.
- Contest closes February 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.
- The winner will be picked using Random.org.
My girlfriend did her tax return via HR’s ipad app and it was a flat out failure and did not work, but it DID charge her credit card.
How did apple solve this? After a bunch of emails they gave her a “store credit” .. sigh — a refund would have been preferred.
All that being said, I still want a mac 😛
I used my borther’s pc.
I also love the “got tax pain” commercials lol!!
Grrr…I’m a week late for this contest. Since I haven’t done my 2011 taxes yet, some free tax software would’ve been a good score.
And thanks for the reminder of why I will never own another Apple product anytime soon. I think my old ipod is the only one I’ve ever bought and I don’t agree with overpaying for a pretty looking case.