NOTE: Well, it was good while it lasted… Starting with 2016 tax year State Farm will no longer offer free or heavily discounted TurboTax software. I emailed customer service and they confirmed it. I closed my account and got my $25 deposit back.
This year I will try out Credit Karma’s totally free online tax software. I hope it will deliver because it sounds great from the description. Supposedly they will support complicated forms like Schedule C and rental properties all with free federal and state e-filing.
Original blog post follows…
In my last post I talked about the reasons why I prefer doing our taxes myself instead of calling up a CPA. Cost was mentioned as one of the reasons, although it wasn’t THE most important one. Still, preparing taxes with one of the software programs like TurboTax, TaxAct and H&R Block costs money. It’s peanuts compared to what an accountant will charge you to file a return but free is better, right?