How to Prepare your Taxes Online with Turbo Tax

With tax time in full swing and nearing the date when all Americans are supposed to have those tax filings turned in to the Internal Revenue Service, you may find yourself needing a bit of help in getting everything in order and turned in. Fortunately, there is a program called “Turbo Tax” that can give you just the assistance that you need. This program has been my choice for several years and as a self-employed person, it has saved me multiple times what I spend on the program over those years.

To begin using the Turbo Tax program, all you need to do is go online to and set up an account. You will not be charged anything at this point in the process and if you have a simple return and want to print it out and mail it in yourself, you can use the program with no charge at all…ever! You can’t get a better bargain than that.

This program is going to lead you through every step of the filing process, gathering your personal and business information in a way that is easy to understand, even for those who are less than technologically savvy. You will be able to enter all of your deductions easily, as well, and will probably find that you have more of them than you realized.

There are many different versions of Turbo Tax that you can choose from. If you have only ordinary income, you will be able to use the basic version, but there are other options for those who have more complex tax situations. The program will do both your federal and your state return and regarding your state return, will be able to guide you through tax issues that are unique to your state.

Once you have gotten your taxes prepared with the TurboTax program, you will have the option of paying a fee to have them electronically filed for you. This is the easiest way to go and the one that will get you your return the fastest, if you have one coming. With electronic filing, your tax return will be directly deposited into your bank account, or you can get it placed on a debit type card that Turbo Tax offers.

Turbo Tax is a wonderful solution for people who need to get their taxes done and want to use a program online to do so with ease. The program even has a “ticker” on the top of the screen that will show you how your return is going in terms of the actual numbers you are going to receive or need to pay. It is a simple program to use and it can truly save you some of your hard-earned money in the end. Log on today at and start your tax return preparation.