Have you started your taxes yet? I have! I like to get online right away in January and start plugging in numbers so I know if we’re getting a refund or not. Last year, we worked out how to avoid a big tax refund, by adjusting our withholding numbers on my husband’s W-2. It worked! It looks like we’ll be close to zero, which is the best position to be in. I love doing my taxes online because of that little ticker in the corner where you see the numbers changing as you plug in your information.
Two deals for you if you’re getting started: H&R Block online lets you e-file your Federal Tax Return for FREE. The TurboTax Federal FREE Edition also gives you FREE e-filing. I use TurboTax’s Home & Business (not free) because it helps me organize all my side jobs.