It's that time of year again -- tax giveaways!
On Friday, Jan. 14, the IRS will begin accepting e-filed returns. So the ol' blog is kicking off filing season with tax software.
The nice folks at CCH have provided me with 20 access codes to CompleteTax's Premium MVP online tax preparation program.
Each code is good for one free 2010 federal and state tax return preparation and e-filing.
I'm giving away five codes a day, starting today and ending on Friday, just in time for you to use the program and e-file … as long as you aren't in a holding pattern because of the IRS having to catch up with tax laws enacted in December.
Today's batch of five CompleteTax access codes will go to the first five readers who comment here on this post.
Don't freak out if your remarks don't show up for a while. I have some work to finish up and errands to run this morning, but comments are time stamped when they arrive, so the winners will be easily identifiable.
I'll e-mail the lucky winning readers the online software access codes later today.
Three more ways to win: On Wednesday, I'll give away five more CompleteTax access codes via Twitter.
Thursday's five codes will go to folks over on Facebook.
And Friday, the final five codes will go to the first five folks who e-mail me that morning.
Details on the Wednesday-through-Friday awards will be announced on those days, so don't go Tweeting or friending or e-mailing me just yet.
Contest details and announcements: Just to make sure everyone's clear on these inaugural 2011 filing season giveaways, here's some contest housekeeping.
If you don't win today, feel free to try again on subsequent days. But you can only win one access code during all the CompleteTax giveaways.
In the spirit of transparency, I'll announce the winners' names, real or pseudonym, at the conclusion of each day's contest.
I'm not receiving anything from CCH/CompleteTax except the thrill of helping folks find a way to file their taxes.
Thanks for reading and good luck!