E-file.com offers FREE federal tax return preparation for those who qualify for a 1040ez. Those with more complex forms can get discounted preparation at 30% off. Everyone who chooses e-file will receive FREE error correction, a quick refund, and helpful software that walks you through common deductions and credits that you may qualify for. Start your return for FREE, don’t pay anything until you are ready to file.
The VITA Program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Click here to find a location near you.
Use the H&R Block FREE Edition to prepare, print, and e-file. Get step by step instructions, accuracy review, and audit support. There is also a Maximum Refund Guarantee which you can receive in a little as eight days. This offer is for simple Federal returns only. State and complicated forms can be done at an additional charge. Click the picture above for more information or to get started.
Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, New Mexico, and Texas all have sales tax holidays during the month of August. Scroll down for more information and to view the complete list of 2015 tax free holidays.
Alabama – August 7-9
What is exempt: School supplies including clothing ($100 or less per item); computers, printers and select accessories ($750 or less); school/art supplies ($50 or less); books ($30 or less).
Arkansas – August 1-2
What is exempt: School supplies including clothing ($100 or less per item), clothing accessories ($50 or less), school supplies, art supplies, and school instructional materials.
Connecticut – August 16-22
What is exempt: Clothing and footwear priced $100 or less per item.
Florida – August 7-16
What is exempt: Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories ($100 or less per item); Certain school supplies ($15 or less); Computers and certain computer-related accessories (first $750 or purchase).
Georgia – July 31 to August 2
What is exempt: School supplies including clothing and footwear (priced $100 or less per item); computers, components and software ($1000 or less); school, art, and computer supplies ($20 or less); instructional materials ($20 or less)
Georgia – October 2-4
What is exempt: Energy Star and WaterSense products priced $1,500 or less per item.
Iowa – August 7-8
What is exempt: Select clothing and footwear priced $100 or less per item.
Louisiana – September 4-6
What is exempt: Firearms; ammunition; hunting supplies including apparel, holsters, blinds, decoys, off-road vehicles, knives, archery items, and airboats.
Maryland – August 9-15
What is exempt: select apparel and footwear priced $100 or less per item.
Missouri – August 7-9
What is exempt: clothing ($100 or less per item), school supplies ($50 or less),computer software ($350 or less), personal computers ($3,500 or less), computer peripheral devices ($3,500 or less).
New Mexico – August 7-9
What is exempt: clothing or shoes ($100 or less per item); desktop, laptop, tablets or notebook computers ($1,000 or less); related computer hardware ($500 or less); school supplies ($30 or less).
Ohio – August 7-9
What is exempt: select clothing (priced at $75 or less per item), school supplies ($20 or less), school instructional material ($20 or less).
Oklahoma – August 7-9
What is exempt: select clothing and shoes priced $100 or less per item.
South Carolina – August 7-9
What is exempt: select clothing, accessories, footwear, computers, computer hardware, computer software, school supplies, bed linens, bath linens.
Tennessee – August 7-9
What is exempt: clothing (priced $100 or less per item), school supplies ($100 or less), computers ($1500 or less).
Texas – August 7-9
What is exempt: select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced $100 or less per item.
Virginia – August 7-9
What is exempt: School supplies (priced at $20 or less per item), clothing and footwear ($100 or less).
States without a sales tax are Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. However Alaska permits local sales taxes, while Delaware imposes a rental and service tax. Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon impose sales-type taxes on certain types of business transactions. Source: MileIQ
File your Federal taxes for FREE at TaxPoint.com. Their Federal Free version is perfect for those with simple returns, first time filers, and those without dependents. Families and homeowners can try the Deluxe version for just $9.95. State filing is extra. Right now you can save 15% off your entire order when you use the code: MakeTheSwitch.