Free Tax Software from H&R Block

Use H&R Block’s free tax software and e-file your federal taxes for free.  (State returns are an additional fee or you can paper file them for no cost.)

Today is the first day that you can officially file your 2012 taxes, not that anybody’s ready to do it.  Seriously, if you are like us we’re still waiting for W-2′s from our employer’s.  But in case you have everything all ready to go you can go ahead and beat the rush and file them today if you like!

Filing our own taxes is one of the easy ways we save money.  Now some of you might question the easy part, but unless you have complicated taxes it’s really quite doable.  In fact I’ve done my own taxes ever since I’ve started filing them.  When I was single my Dad uses to help me do them and we paper filed back then.  Talk about time consuming!  Once I was off at college I learned about filing online for free and took advantage of that and that’s what we’ve been doing since we are married too.  Well, all except the year we got married.  Things were just too confusing then with me having worked in several different states that year and us having bought a house and gotten married too.  So that year we decided it would be a good investment to hire someone to do our taxes for us.  But other than that, I’ve always done our taxes and I’m amazed at how simple it is.

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  1. by Courtney

    On January 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I agree that it’s fairly easy to file taxes. I’m an independent contractor and I’ve been filing my taxes on my own for years. I don’t know about H&R Block but Turbo Tax has an easy navigation system that asks specific questions to allow for the greatest return. I also tested this to make sure I was getting the correct amount by taking my taxes to a professional and they came up with the same number. :-)

  2. by Lydia Beiler

    On January 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Courtney, that is helpful to know. Kudos to you for doing your own business taxes. Those are always more challenging that personal ones!