With the income tax filing deadline right around the corner (April 30 for personal returns), it’s time for DIYers to think about what tax software to use.
Although lately, we’ve been using our corporate accountant to file my personal return, I always use a tax software to get rough numbers on whether or not I owe, or will get a refund. It also gives me an opportunity to compare my numbers to my accountant’s results. Maybe I have trust issues…
Anyways – last year, I used a free online service called SimpleTax. I must say that I’m very impressed with their offering as it is extremely easy to use and comprehensive – perhaps the easiest that I have ever used.
It’s 100% free to use but when you file, you’ll have the option to contribute a nominal amount to the company. You can choose $0, but you’ll likely want to pay more once you use their service. Check out SimpleTax here.
Another popular option, perhaps the most popular option in Canada, is to go with TurboTax. If you are a regular user of TurboTax (I know how convenient it is to pull up your information from previous years), here is a 20% off coupon for TurboTax.
Another free piece of software that is quite popular among deal hunters is StudioTax. While StudioTax is great, it’s not quite as easy to use as SimpleTax above. Feel free to check it out/download it here.
Monday Money Links
Credit Card Genius has added a new feature to its website where Canadians can add reviews to their favorite credit cards. Check out the current reviews and/or leave a quick review of your favorite credit card.
Have you ever heard of Warren Buffets Annual Letter? Well, here is Robb Engen’s Annual Letter to Households that is more relatable. Good job Robb!
Mark from My Own Advisor is a well-known dividend investor. Here are some of his favorite dividend stocks (and mine as well)!
Gen Y Money writes about how she packed for a 12 day trip with a 6-month-old baby.. and get this… using only a carry-on!