Tax tips for 2012
As the end of the 2012 nears, it’s time to start thinking ahead. No, not to the New Year, but instead to paying your April tax bill. Whether your records are impeccably kept or you have a shoebox full of receipts to sort, it’s not too early to start getting some of that paperwork in order. As an added bonus, you can save some cash while you’re doing it.
QuickBooks Online is currently offering $17.50 in cash back to users who register for the online records keeping service. Three plans are available ranging from $12.95 to $39.95 per month, and each comes with a 30-day free trial. If a desktop program is more your speed, take advantage of 30 days free from QuickBooks software, and don’t forget to account for an additional 10 percent cash back.
When it comes to tax preparation H&R Block At Home boasts 11 percent cash back, plus 15 percent off your tax preparation. This is ideal for those filing quarterlies or finishing up an extension from last year’s filing.
Another option is via Taxbrain, which currently offers 16 percent cash back on fees plus $10 off of your filing. Active military members can score 20 percent off their online preparation, too. TurboTax features $15 off plus 9 percent cash back, while FreeTaxUSA offers a hefty 25 percent cash back along with percentage off offers on deluxe services.
Tax prep of course is more than just filling out documents for the IRS. Retailers like Office Depot, Staples, and Office Max are always close at hand for things like folder, filing systems, highlighters and paperclips to keep your hard copies organized. Whoever is preparing your returns will thank you.