Giveaway: File Your Taxes Free with TurboTax

February 4, 2013
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As I’m sure you’re aware, Canadians are heading into the 2012 tax season. I, for one, could not be more excited about filing my taxes this year. While I can’t say for sure how much of a return I should expect, I am guessing it will be in the $2,000 range and every penny of it will be thrown on my debt. But, before that happens, I need to enter a bunch of data first…

One of the best things to come from writing about what I think the best personal finance software is was an email that included a giveaway offer for my readers! If you plan on filing your taxes online this year, you may want to read this: TurboTax, Canada’s best-selling tax software from Intuit, is giving me two free coupon codes for you to win and use!

I have filed my taxes online for… well, forever! But I was hesitant to accept the codes with TurboTax, at first, because I have never filed with them before, and it’s important to me that all of my information is one place. I was happy to find out that TurboTax lets you import all of your data from the year before, so it can find any unused credits. I also like that it shows you how to optimize your RRSP contributions!

To win one of the two codes, you can tweet about the giveaway (1 entry), follow me on Twitter (2 entries), or write a comment on this post telling me what you are going to do with your return if you get one (2 entries). You can also do all of these things for a total of 5 entries. (Remember to use Rafflecopter to make your entries count!)

The TurboTax Online FREE Code Giveaway is open to Canadians only. This giveaways starts on Monday, February 4th at 12:00am EST and ends on Sunday, February 24th at 12:00am EST. Two winners will be announced in a blog post on Monday, February 25th at 7:00am EST. Good luck!

Are you expecting a tax return this year? If so, what are you going to do with it?

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  • Melissa P February 4, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Great giveaway

    I’m only expecting a couple hundred dollars… and I will be using it for spending money on my NYC trip this spring! Woohoo!

  • Elizabeth February 4, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I am expecting a bit of a tax return, not much (maybe $500). I plan on putting it into my retirement savings.

  • Dawn February 4, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I don’t think I’m getting anything back, but if I do I am definintely buying things for my new apartment – I’ve been living on my own for 6 months and still don’t even have a bed fram for my Queen bed. Ikea here I come!

  • Melanie February 4, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I am not sure how much I will get back but every penny is going to my credit card. I am saying good bye to consumer debt! You are such an insperation in the spend, spend, spend society we live in.

  • Michelle February 4, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I’m expecting one and I plan on putting it all towards my student loans! Hope I win :)

  • S February 4, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I don’t think I’ll be receiving a return this year but if I do, all of it will go towards some outstanding debt. That would really help. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Andrew February 4, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I’ll use my refund to purchase more TD E Series funds.

  • Gisela February 4, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I am expecting a refund (not sure how much) but I will be using it for a trip to Portugal this summer!

  • Marianne February 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

    SO entering! This will be my first year filing my taxes online (bypassing the accountant this year since my taxes won’t be complicated anymore now that I’m on salary) and I would LOVE this :)

    • Marianne February 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

      (Also a return, if any, will be used to help me go back to school in the fall!)

  • Canadian Budget Binder February 4, 2013 at 11:41 am

    We’ve always paid someone to do our taxes but this year were wanting to do it on our own. This would be a lovely treat to get us started. I doubt I’ll be getting much back but I think smashing your debt is a smart idea especially with the 2k you may get. Thanks Cait for the contest.

  • MissAmanda February 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I am expected (and somewhat relying) on a tax return. Last year, I went to NYC for a week! This year, it’s all going directly into my TFSA where it will remain untouched until I have to pay off the balance of my car loan in 2 years. While not nearly as fun as NYC, it’ll be nice to see that number in my savings account.

  • Morgaine February 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Great giveaway, I’d like to enter :)

    I’m expecting a return of $4,000 (been saving like a mad fiend in my RSP for our first home) and all of the refund is going back into the RSP which should bring my RSP up to $20K only $5K more to go!

  • Kelly February 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Between hubby and I, I really have no idea what our return will be. I usually have Turbo Tax on my computer by now estimating our return, but it was sold out when I went to get it!

    As we are recently car payment free, we plan to put some in our vacation fund and some towards a lump sum mortgage payment.

  • A February 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    We just spent Saturday night filing our taxes (I know…we lead SUCH a glamorous life) and we are getting almost $2K back from the feds. However, we always, always, always owe to Oregon. No matter how much we withhold. It’s infuriating. This year we only owe $400. Last year it was $700+. So we’ll get about $1600 which is going straight to the NYC travel budget! That should bring it to almost halfway funded by the end of this month. Woo hoo!

    It is so nice to be debt free, because now we can pay all of the extra money to ourselves instead of the credit card, student loan & car companies!

  • Jonnie February 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I will not be getting any money back but my husband is getting a pretty large amount that he will be putting towards a new truck

  • Jordann @ My Alternate Life February 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Excellent give away! I’ve used Turbo Tax for the last several years and I love how simple the process is. I could definitely use this giveaway coupon code since last year and this year I no longer qualify for the free student version. I think my tax return is going to be fairly substantial, so I’m going to put it mostly towards debt, with maybe $100 or so to keep for myself.

  • SUMMER PLEWES February 4, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I am not sure if I am getting a return or not. hoping I can!

  • Jay February 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Yeah should get a tax return, throw it down against my mortgage!

  • Sunny February 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I usually split my refund with 50% going to debt and the rest going to savings.

  • V Mack February 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Always a fan of tax return season….this year I’m hoping to be extremely regimented when it comes to spending my return. I’m planning to put 65% of whatever I get back into my TFSA, put 25% of it towards my travel fund (I have a couple of out-of-province weddings to attend this year), and then the remaining 10% will go towards clothes/haircuts/random vanity-related spending. You have to have a little fun with it!

  • Anne February 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    My tax return will without a doubt go towards my emergency fund.

  • Shelley February 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Yes I hope so, and I want to use it to pay off debt

  • Meagan Dalby February 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Pay off my student loan!

  • Sherry February 6, 2013 at 2:58 am

    I usually save the money I get from my return and put it towards RRSP’s or a future trip.

  • Kate February 7, 2013 at 10:46 am

    My employer doesn’t take off the correct amount of tax, so I always end up owing a little but. However, this year I’ve realized that I can claim the interest I’ve paid on my OSAP student loan, which means I’ll be able to tip it in the opposite direction. It’ll probably be enough for me to get a haircut, but its better than nothing!

  • Shannon February 7, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I am planning to use my refund to start an emergency fund!! :)

  • Jenny L. February 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Maybe? Not sure. I’d use it to invest though if I did get one.

  • Razvan February 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Don’t known yet but if I do get anything back I would like to spend it on paying my bills. Yes, Unfortunately I went to University.

  • Travis @debtchronicles February 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    No tax return for me……I expect to owe unfortunately. :(

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  • Catherine February 8, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Great giveaway! I love turbotax! I was sort of expecting a return but with my change in tax brackets (being employed to claiming EI) I’m not sure…I may actually get someone to help me with taxes for the first time in my life since they’re a little more complex this year. IF I do get a return it’ll be split b/w ER fund, debt and family reunion vacation fund.

  • Brenda February 8, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Yes, and pay bills with the return.

  • miranda February 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I am hoping that I will get a bunch of money back. I did last year and make comparable money and have similar circumstances. I still have a lot of “credit” from being a student which helps in the long run. I am either putting it towards a downpayment, depending on what I can be approved for, saving it, or paying off some debt. It could be a combination of them all too.

  • Adam Taylor February 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I am expecting a refund. I’ll probably just put it into savings because I am doing a big move this year!

  • Mandy Wright February 12, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Will be putting it towards a summer trip.

  • Milan February 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I am hoping that I will get a bunch of money back. I will do some charity, and will take blessings :)

  • Sherry M February 13, 2013 at 2:23 am

    I will put the money towards the landscaping on my new house…

  • Lisa February 13, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I’m expecting a small one, and I’m putting it towards my trip to South America!

  • mGibb February 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Well..I sure hope so , last year I did not make much money :(

  • Adam Taylor February 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Turbo Tax is a life saver.

  • bruce February 20, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    now that Harper’s screwed up telefile, this could be good

  • Megan Cloke February 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I want to shop a bit, maybe fly to BC as well…