Monday, March 3, 2008

THE TAX MAN


have you paid the man yet? efiled? i just did and my $$ was refunded from the feds and the state pretty darn fast. ez online process... save paper and money and time. thank goodness. i already spent my money anyway on my gimme gimme gimme frame.



The Benefits
Easy does it. Web programs and PC software guide you through the filing process. Bonus: no standing in post office lines with other last-minute filers.

Rapid returns. If you e-file, you can expect to get your return in about half the time it would take with paper.

Not wasting W-2 much paper. The IRS processes over 2 bil sheets of paper each year. E-filing means fewer forms, and getting your refund deposited directly in your account saves even more paper.

It's accurate. The IRS says e-filing is 99% accurate, versus about 80% accurate with paper.

Wanna Try?
IRS E-file - 24-7 federal filing online; free if you make less than $54,000/year. (Note: the IRS may send you info in the mail with a code you need to enter on its site.)

Federation of Tax Administrators - see if your state offers online filing.

TurboTax Deluxe Online - tax software that makes filing even easier than IRS e-filing. Also: simpler, free edition for people with straightforward assets and income ($60/federal and state).

Tax Incentives Assistance Project - if you saved energy at home or with a fuel-efficient car purchase in 2007, you could be eligible for a tax credit.
Mint - free, online money management software so you can prep for a richer 2009.

1 comment:

Angela S said...

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