A couple of weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised to find an invitation in my inbox to a happy hour event hosted by Turbo Tax (this is one of the reasons I love PF blogging – no one in real life would be excited about this type of event, but I knew you guys would think this is cool! 🙂 It was so much fun! Not only did I get to meet a few D.C.-area bloggers (including the one and only J.Money!), the super-nice Turbo Tax people introduced us to some of the really cool products and services they have available.
My favorite product that was discussed at the event was the SnapTax app that you can download to your phone. This app is perfect for the many, many people who file their taxes using the 1040 EZ. All you have to do is take a picture of your W-2 and all the information gets automatically uploaded into the 1040 EZ form. It’s really that simple! You could probably file your taxes with this app in less than 15 minutes. If you want to see a video of how the app works, click here.
So, I got to spend a night hanging out with cool people, looking at cool products, drinking free beer. Could it get any better than that?
Actually, yes! Because at the end of the evening I was given a “goodie bag” that included gift cards to file your taxes for free using Turbo Tax Online – and I’m giving three of them away to my wonderful readers! The cards provide free access the Turbo Tax Premier Edition so even if you have a complicated tax situation, you’ll be able to easily do your taxes for free. I’m a long-time Turbo Tax user, so I can honestly say using Turbo Tax is very easy and fast.
The filing deadline for your 2011 taxes is exactly two months away, so if you’d like a chance to file your taxes for free, leave me a comment below that includes your email address so that I can get in touch with you if you win. I will choose a winner at random at 5 PM on Sunday, February 26 and announce the winners on my blog on Monday, February 27.