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Alternative Tax Fact #3: When “free” is just another word for up-sell

Alternative Tax Facts #3

TurboTax always boasts about being free. They call it AbsoluteZero. But once you’ve started your return, it doesn’t take long for them to try to push you into something much more expensive. And they do it in a very clever way, too.

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10 Frugal Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

10 Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts - TaxAct Blog

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to celebrate the ones you love. However, the classic expectation of roses, chocolates and fancy dinners can sometimes feel like a blow to your budget coming so close on the heels of major gift giving at … [Continue reading]

Alternative Tax Fact #2: No Fee for Phone Support

A common theme in the do-it-yourself tax software industry is to promote a “free” offer, and then charge extra, unexpected fees for specific features and services. The problem here is that these features and services, which usually come in the … [Continue reading]

Alternative Fact: “Free” isn’t Always Free

Alternative Fact: “Free” isn’t Always Free - TaxAct Blog

Alternative facts have received a lot of press recently. Unfortunately, they are not limited to politics or George Orwell’s 1984. They have also found their way into the do-it-yourself (DIY) online tax filing industry. Every tax season, leading … [Continue reading]

The IRS is open for business: why e-filing is a smart choice

Why e-filing your tax return is a smart choice - TaxAct Blog

The IRS officially kicked off the 2017 tax season today, marking the first day the agency begins accepting both e-filed and paper income tax returns. If you’ve already completed your 2016 return – great! Your return is one of the first in line for … [Continue reading]

9 Ways You’re Throwing Money Away

9 Ways You're Throwing Money Away - TaxAct Blog

We all waste money at some point. Remember that fancy juicer you bought thinking you would eat more vegetables if only you had a "green drink" in the morning. Kale and carrot smoothies can be a great start to your long as you actually make … [Continue reading]