It's tax time, and that
can only mean one thing: a big, fat refund check. (Well, okay, it might mean a
big, fat payment check, in which case this is probably not the post for you.)
Sure, you could put that
extra cash in the bank. Or use it to pay bills or buy food. BO-RING! Wouldn't
you rather treat yourself to a new gadget -- especially if it's one that can
save you money, improve your health, or encourage you to read more?
I've rounded up five
way-cool gadgets that are perfect for tax-refund splurging.
Our friends at TurboTax have given us two exclusive codes that will unlock any version of the software (up to $150 value). If you're like me and have put off doing your 2010 tax return until the last minute, here's your ticket to easier filing...
Dreaded tax season only has a few more weeks, but tax day isn't all
that bad--there are freebies and deals available. Many businesses offer free food,
deals on happy hours or dinners. You can get a "sundae stimulus" from
MaggieMoo's, free chips and queso because you have to pay the big cheese
from California Tortilla or tax day bites from Cinnabon. Don't forget to relieve
all the stress from doing your taxes with a free message. If you haven't filed
yet there are still free online tax filing offers available.
When working on our taxes, we're all looking for new deductions. There's one area that you may be overlooking: food. Most of the food you purchase isn't tax deductible, but there are a few instances where it can be. I'm not a tax professional, so be sure to check with your accountant to make sure you are following the tax code properly.
It may be too late to save money on your taxes for the current year but it is not too late to save money on next year's taxes. One of the ways in which you can lower your tax burden is by buying tax smart investments. Tax-efficient investments offer the greatest return on your money while reducing the income taxes owed.
We are only one month away until tax season will be upon us. April 18th will soon be here and lots of people will either be scrambling to the post office or to their personal computers to file their taxes. It's still not too late for you save yourself from the headache of filing your taxes at the last minute.
In order to help you get properly prepared to tax season, here is a handy checklist of things that you should do before tax time.