With tax season ramping up, the online tax preparers are out in full force!  Last week, I reviewed the popular UFile, this week, it’s QuickTax Platinum, the download version (link).   QuickTax offered to giveaway 5 copies of QuickTax Platinum download version to Million Dollar Journey readers (value: $69.99 each).

What’s the difference between the download and online versions?  Basically, the download version sits on your PC and allows up to 8 returns per copy ($8.75 per return for Platinum).  Upon completing the forms, the software will NETFILE your return.

Why would someone choose the Platinum version over the Standard version?  The Platinum version offers everything Standard offers plus:

  • Enhanced guidance & tax-saving tips for investments
  • Tools to help you find deductions for your rental properties
  • Sales-tracking & reporting tools for capital gains & losses

How to Enter the Giveaway:

  1. Sign up for the Million Dollar Journey Newsletter by clicking here (+1 entry)
  2. Tell me when you typically file your taxes via the comments by clicking here (+1 entry)

The Rules

Lets go over some of the rules.  All contestant entries will be shoved into an electronic hat and drawn at random.  Since there are 5 prizes available, the odds of winning are relatively high.

  1. Only confirmed (new and existing) newsletter subscribers on the date of draw are eligible.
  2. Only 1 comment entry / person (please enter a valid email address).
  3. To be fair to all contestants, each winner can only win once.
  4. Only those who need to file a Canadian return can file with QuickTax Canada.
  5. Entries will end Sat 5pm EST Feb 27, 2010 and the winners announced shortly after!


  1. Mai on February 23, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I file by hand with the paper forms.

  2. thug108 on February 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    i try to do it asap

  3. Chris on February 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Forgive me if the topic has come up in another post or comment, but can anyone recommend reputable tax software for Mac users? I am a new owner of one and having a bit of a hard time tracking anything down. Thanks for any advice!

  4. grace on February 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I go the old fashion way, paper – which can be a mighty pain.

  5. Tigger on February 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Always file as soon as I get my T4.

  6. Cat on February 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    We file in early March.

  7. Frugal Greenie on February 23, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Usually file in March with Quicktax (last 4 years).

  8. Shannon on February 24, 2010 at 1:26 am

    usually as soon as all of the receipts come in, so early march

  9. Greg on February 24, 2010 at 2:08 am

    I used to use QuickTax but got sick of the price going up and features being pushed into the premium version. I now use StudioTax which is always free.

  10. Susan on February 24, 2010 at 5:32 am

    We’ve used Quicktax basic online for the last couple of years and we usually file first week in March. I would love to try the Platinum version as our situation has changed this year.

  11. Mike on February 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

    This year I used UFILE online. (via the internet) I wanted to use studio tax, but they don’t make it for Mac computers. I usually file late Feb. or early March.

  12. Shane M on February 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I typically file our taxes as soon as we receive our T4s, which is usually near the middle/end of February. In years past I’ve purchased taxprep software in January and then guesstimate incomes etc in order to determine an optimal RRSP contribution, etc.

  13. L. Yang on February 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I typically use UFile from back in the day when I was searching out all the free if under X income software. I used QuickTax once upon a time as well. I usually try to file early to get the refund faster but if not sometime in early March is when I file.

  14. Sean on February 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I use QuickTax Web

  15. LindaL on February 24, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I file my taxes at different times depending on whether I am getting a refund or owe… if I am getting a refund, I file them ASAP. If I owe, I wait until the last minute :)

  16. Michelle on February 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I file my taxes usually on the 3rd or 4th weekend in March. I’d like to do it earlier but sometimes the bank statements don’t come until 1st week of March.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Ken on February 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I usually file right after I have received my T4.

  18. Kelly on February 24, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    In the past, I have typically filed my taxes early. However, in the last couple years I just cannot seem to get things together that much sooner than the deadline. Always done a week or so in advance, though.

  19. Saver on February 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Sadly, always last minute. Luckily my tax situation is pretty straightforward so as long as I meet the midnight deadline I’m fine.

  20. Alex on February 24, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Last couple of years I have been using QuickTax Standard WEB. I would like to try Platinum edition. I will file my taxes in early March.

  21. bluegreen on February 25, 2010 at 1:07 am

    once I get all my paper work

  22. Kabe on February 25, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Would like to try that QT Platinum! Usually I file before just before the deadline.

  23. Jonathan d on February 26, 2010 at 1:55 am

    i wouldnt mind trying quicktax!

  24. Lanette on February 26, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Big fan of your site and haven’t had a chance to try the platinum version yet!

  25. Paul G on February 26, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Love you site, and would love to get a chance to try out this software :-)

  26. Bobby on February 26, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I have been using studiotax. But am finding it a bit not so user freindly. I would like to try QuickTax.

  27. Lovette MacDonell on February 26, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Once I get all my forms I tend to file at the end of April or early May.

  28. GabyYYZ on February 26, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Just filed. The sooner I get that refund because of rrsp contributions, the sooner I can put it into my tfsa.:-)

  29. S. Wong on February 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I wat to see how good Quick Tax is

  30. Amparo on February 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I normally file both my husband’s and mine a month before the deadline. It takes a while for me to a handle on the software so I have enough time to look into the information closely.

  31. Al400 on February 26, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I start when I recieve all the information. But usually end up filing a week before the deadline.

  32. Eric on February 26, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Hey free copy! I usually file at the last possible moment. Partly out of procrastination, partly because when I’ve filed early in the past there was always one more tax form that came in late causing a re-assessment pain.

  33. Doctor Stock on February 26, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I plan during the year… and try to do my rrsp planning early on based on expectations.

  34. Andrea on February 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Use ufile, and usually do it way too late

  35. Shannon S on February 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I file as soon as all of my paperwork is in order

  36. Chris on February 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    The price is right.

  37. Aaron on February 27, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Have been using Ufile the past 3 years.

  38. Jean-Francois Rene on February 27, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I would like to try QuickTax

  39. jim on February 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    file soon as i get info from my bankers