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TurboTax giveaway for procrastinators

If you still haven't filed your taxes, I've got a deal for you.

The folks at Intuit have given me four access codes for TurboTax Online tax preparation and e-filing, two for its Online Premier package and two for its Online Deluxe services. You can read about the differences in the software at the company's website.

Since the tax clock is ticking, I'm going to give all four of them away this evening.

Here's how to get one of the access codes:

  • Leave a comment here on this post telling me why you haven't yet filed your taxes. It doesn't have to be an elaborate reason. Heck, it doesn't even have to be a good reason! But you do have to leave some sort of explanation for your procrastination to be considered.

  • I'm also accepting entries at the Don't Mess With Taxes Facebook page. The same comment requirement applies; explain your tax procrastination on the wall.

  • If you're a Twitter fan, send @taxtweet a succinct reason for not  yet having done your 2010 taxes.

At 10 p.m. Central time time tonight, Tuesday, April 12, I'll take all the comment entries from all three sources and randomly select four winners.

I'll contact the winners via email or Twitter/Facebook messaging shortly after the entry deadline closes.

You can enter as many times as you wish on each outlet. But if you've won something from the ol' blog earlier this year, you're not eligible for this final tax-filing season giveaway.

Good luck. In a few more hours four of you will have one less reason for not doing your taxes!

Full disclosure: I am not receiving any sort of compensation from Intuit and/or TurboTax.

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Ray in MD

Our office manager last night tried to file her son's (19 y.o., v. little income) federal taxes via TurboTax free file. Apparently, because she downloaded data from 2009 that made it impossible to get to the end without being charged $29.95. She couldn't even print her results to mail them! I looked at it and the download issue was the "best" answer on the Community Board.

She gave up & I told her to try TaxAct for her son and CompleteTax's free efile software for her high school age daughter.

Can't wait for work tomorrow :0



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