Although TaxSlayer does not offer savings on its products – unless we take into consideration the free military version of TaxSlayer Classic – there are other ways with which additional benefits or certain services can be enjoyed for reduced prices. For instance, there is the option to use the company’s Simply Free product and upgrade to a higher-tier version during the tax preparation process, take part in the referral program to earn gift cards, or pick one of the extra services and save half of its annual price for the first year of use.
Most of the offers seen on Liberty Tax’s website are for those who file returns at one of the company’s local tax offices, but there are some discount options available related to the online products, too. For instance, purchasing Liberty Tax’s add-ons in a bundle could result in a discount close to 40%, while the online software provides unlimited upgrades alongside the option to file up to five federal returns for free using the same account. But the real deal is the special offer with which Best Reviews readers are entitled to enjoy any of Liberty Tax’s online programs with 20% off.
Since FreeTaxUSA’s services are ridiculously cheap or cost nothing at all, it’s pretty obvious that the company won’t offer discounts to reduce your total – unless you apply a promotional code available sporadically. However, that doesn’t mean there are no ways to save big with FreeTaxUSA. In fact, by signing up for this company’s service you can already enjoy an accurate tax prep program and be entitled to file your federal tax return for free, saving money that would’ve otherwise been spent on similar but pay-only solutions.
Despite being one of the best of its kind, TurboTax is also the priciest option to prepare tax returns with. Sadly, the costs of the company’s main products are all fixed with no option to reduce them, unless we take into consideration the temporary discounts. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any ways to save on TurboTax. For instance, there is the free edition or the referral program with which higher-tier TurboTax products and complementary services can be enjoyed with a discount, And speaking of complementary services, the MAX security bundle – which complements the default audit and ID theft security options – is available for less than half its original price. And if that’s not enough, by choosing TurboTax Live you’ll have access to personalized live assistance for free.
H&R Block’s tax preparation solutions are synonymous with outstanding expertise, which explains why many of the company’s services operate with fixed prices no matter what you do. Still, this doesn’t mean there are no ways to save on H&R. For instance, users can select the free version of the software and upgrade to a higher-tier product at any time; the company only asks for payment when you decide to file a tax return with this service. In addition to that, there is the option to save on the extra services, too, because if some are purchased in a bundle, then they can be enjoyed for a discounted price.
Let’s face it, in many cases saving big on tax prep solutions is virtually impossible. Thankfully, TaxAct is an exception since it provides many ways for taxpayers to reduce the prices of the company’s service. As such, not only is there a free version of the program that can be upgraded at any time, but the company also guarantees that the price of the chosen software will remain the same as it was on the first day it was used. And if that’s not enough, there is the option to save big by referring others, while users can enjoy monetary bonuses should they ask their refunds in gift cards.
It’s not uncommon for tax preparation service providers to offer discounts for their respective clientele. What’s quite uncommon, however, is when a company that already has unbeatable base prices offers its services for even less. It is already a huge benefit that E-file doesn’t limit the use of the software at all, but the fact that the paid versions of the program can be enjoyed at a discount is an even bigger asset in making these obligatory fees even more cost-friendly than they already are. And to make the deal even sweeter, the discount also applies to all state tax refunds filed with this service, too.