Tax season is here.
And while you are likely not too excited about that, you should definitely start gearing up for it now, gathering your documents together, and taking note of upcoming deadlines (remember: Tax Day is on April 15). You also might want to start figuring out where you’re going to file this year.
How you choose to file will depend on your particular tax situation. For instance, if you are a full-time employee and only have one W-2 to deal with, the process will likely be more straightforward and you can probably save a lot of money by filing yourself online.
If you are a freelancer, juggle a full-time job and a freelance hustle, or own your own business, filing online could also be a good option, though again, it will depend on your specific circumstances.
This said, many online tax sites offer tiered services with low-cost options for any situation. Which is great news. After all, the more money you save on your taxes, the more you’ll be able to put toward your other financial goals for the year.
Thankfully, given it’s the 21st century, there are plenty of different online services to choose from. From TurboTax to Credit Karma, ahead are six great, free, or cheap options. And it’s easy to get started, so why wait? Get the ball rolling so you can secure your refund and, you know, get on with your life.
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