Yessiree Bob, it’s TAX TIME again! I’m getting my T4’s, T3’s and T5’s in and anticipating my glorious refund. I am hoping it’s hefty! I’ve definitely jumped a tax bracket this year and I hope that I have enough deductions to keep my net income for 2010 below the said tax bracket. This year, I won’t make the mistake of jumping the gun and I’ll wait until I make sure I get everything sent to me before I send off my tax return. I ended up having about 2 Reassessments done last year because I didn’t get all my tax receipts…the reassessments were for my benefit, but it was still a hassle. Speaking of taxes and tax preparation….
Finally, I’ve got something the give away just for youngandthrifty.ca’s American readers! H&R Block approached me to see if I was interested in giving away 6 free redemption codes of H&R Block At Home Premium Edition online Tax Prepration for US Tax Returns (the Premium Edition- worth a whopping $49.95!) for federal returns. It includes sales tax, so that’s actually worth $55 each code! So we’re actually giving away $330 worth of stuff from H&R Block.
According to H&R Block, this edition is: “For most tax payers, including homeowners, investors, the self-employed and rental property owners.”
All H&R Block tax prep solutions include:
- Maximum refund guarantee – finds all the deductions and credits you’re entitled to
- Free federal e-filing – get your refund in as few as eight days
- Accurate calculations guarantee and free audit support
- Easy importing of your W-2, 1099 and last year’s info (even if H&R Block didn’t do your taxes)
With the codes, you can start working on your return here, and when you complete it, you will be prompted for payment. There will be an option to enter a key code for payment. That key code will be yours if you win the giveaway! Each state tax filing is an additional $34.95 though, if you want to file your state taxes. As you probably know, taxes for the USA are due April 18 this year.
A few other PF bloggers were hosting the same giveaway too (including Bucksome Boomer, Consumerism Commentary, Moolanomy, Wealth Informatics, & Digerati Life, but I think the prizes are already drawn and I’m actually the last of the batch, so if you want to win, here’s your chance!
To enter the giveaway:
All you got to do is to subscribe to youngandthrifty.ca and leave a comment (it can be a comment of what you ate for lunch today, if you want… I just need your email address). If you already subscribe, THANK YOU, you just need to please leave a comment and I’ll enter you. Also, one important thing to note is that you have to be filing US taxes. Just in case you didn’t read it above.
6 winners will be chosen via random.org
The contest closes March 3, 2011 at midnight PST and I will announce the winner March 4, 2011.
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- Bucksome Boomer shares some great department store shopping strategies
- The Financial Blogger has changed the focus on his site, he’s focusing more now on how he makes money online with his domain/blog real estate
- Boomer and Echo has a great post summarizing how you can get the most out of your savings
- Elle over at Couple Money has a great guest post discussing how bartering with your significant other can lead to trouble