A word to the wise: Add TurboTax Audit Defense to your return. Because you do NOT want these jokers showing up at your front door.


Tax season sucks like an Electrolux. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it suck less. Sure, you could pay someone to do your taxes, a CPA for instance. Or one of those national tax preparation joints like Jackson Hewitt or H&R Block.

Or you could do what I do and use TurboTax. Why? TurboTax is inexpensive. It’s easy to use. And it’s fast. And they guarantee your taxes to be 100% correct, or your money back. And in most cases, you will get a fat tax return if you itemize and you know what to deduct. (Just make sure you don’t deduct anything that will draw the attention of the IRS)

Speaking of which, one of the best features of TurboTax is a Godsend called “Audit Defense”. Which is basically your “get out of tax court free card” should the IRS ever decide to audit you.

That’s exactly what happened to me one year. And Audit Defense saved my ass. They defended my return in question in front of the IRS on my behalf, and I managed to resolve the issue with a small penalty and “0” unpleasant jail time.

So, if you hate taxes but you like feeling good about the whole thing when it’s all over, give TurboTax a go.


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