Tax Day 2022: The Best Deals, Discounts for Filing Your Taxes
Never fear, tax filers. We've got coupons from TurboTax, H&R Block and more just ahead of Tax Day.
Heads up: Taxes are due on April 18, 2022. In order to sway you, tax prep vendors are putting out deals to save you money on filing your federal and state returns, including free services, military discounts, support for gig workers -- and an option to lock in what you pay to file taxes for the next three years.
If your income situation is relatively straightforward -- say, no capital gains or stock sales -- and you don't exceed the Adjusted Gross Income limit ($73,000 this year), you may be eligible to file online and for free.
The IRS provides a list of free tax prep options and CNET has lots of information about how to file your taxes online.
Read on for our roundup of deals and promotions to save money when you file your taxes in 2022. Act fast as these prices will likely go up the closer we get to the April deadline.
Get your taxes done with TurboTax's intuitive interface and get up to $20 off TurboTax Deluxe, Premier and Self-Employed. As a special promotion for 2022, you can file with TurboTax Live Basic or TurboTax Live Full Service Basic for free if you have a simple return.
Live Basic gets you live tax advice plus a final review, while Live Full Service will have an expert do your taxes for you. These offers are good until March 31, 2022.
Those with a simple tax return or who are enlisted in the US military (not available to officers) can still file for free. TurboTax plans start at $59 for federal with state filing at $49 per state.
If you have a complicated tax situation where mistakes are more likely, you might be interested in TaxAct's $100,000 Accuracy Guarantee and Maximum Refund Guarantee.
TaxAct will help you get the maximum refund allowable by law or they'll refund the difference.
Use code TY21MAFFILIATE20POFF to get 20% off your online federal filing. Federal filing starts at $45; state returns cost up to $45 per state.
TaxSlayer's Classic plan covers most tax situations and is a prudent solution for filers on a budget.
The Simply Free service may be too limited for most filers, but the Self-Employed plan is our top pick for freelancers and gig workers.
Use code SLAYIT35 to get 35% off all TaxSlayer premium tax plans, with prices starting as low as $11.67 for a federal return. State filing is an additional $37 per state.
If you like being able to ask tax questions in person, H&R Block is one of the remaining tax filing providers with traditional offices.
Their interview-style system is well-designed and can walk you through many difficult situations. The photo import tool can make bringing in your W-2 a breeze.
The company has also made switching preparers effortless by importing your info from other tax filers. File with H&R Block now and get up to 20% off online tax prep products.
Plans start at $30 for your federal filing and state filing at $37 per state.