One of the many perks of military service are the discounts offered by businesses that give deals to active Army, Navy, Marine, and other military personal. Although not so widely publicized, Intuit offers a special TurboTax Freedom Edition 2012/2013 completely for free for those that qualify.
See if yo qualify for the TurboTax Freedom Edition which is free for active military families. Use this link if you have a 2012 W-2 tax issued by the Army, Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard. For this discount, an Active Duty Military personnel also includes Reservists and National Guard members. To qualify for this offer, your adjusted gross income (AGI) will need to be less than $58,000 for the year.
Get the TurboTax Freedom Edition for free if your earning were less than $31,000 last year. If you (or you and your spouse combined if filing jointly) earned less than $31,000 in gross income in 2010 then you can also qualify for this TurboTax edition. Make sure that when your gross income that it includes deductions for things such as moving expenses, alimony, child support, and IRA’s (see line 37 of tax form 1040).
The free TurboTax Freedom Edition for those who earned an EITC or EIC income credit. If you earned and income tax credit in 2012, then you may qualify for the refundable federal income tax credit for low-income earners. There are a number of requirements needed to fall into this bracket, including Citizenship/Residency requirements, so see intuit.com for full details.
If you do not qualify for the TurboTax Freedom Edition, then try the TurboTax Basic edition for free. It only costs $19.95 and is open to all individuals who need to file a 1040EZ tax form or other simple tax return and do not have complex tax information to complete. This page lists the details of TurboTax basic and all the available coupon codes and promotional offers.
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The TurboTax Freedom Editions is actually one of the best free tax online federal and state tax preparation programs we’ve seen. It lets qualifying families that are on active military duty to e-file their income tax returns for free. It’s also open to individuals that had an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $31,000 or less, and those who earned income credit (EIC) in 2012. The TurboTax Freedom Edition supports federal Forms 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040. Plus, if your free e-file includes one of the fastest refunds possible – Get it as fast as 8 days by selecting direct deport into your bank’s checking or savings account. Certain states qualify for free tax file programs (including AL, AR, AZ, GA, IA, KY, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NY, OK, OR, RI, SC, VA, VT, and WV). For states that do not qualify or do not sponsor the free file program, you can still file your return in the Freedom edition and pay $14.95 for the state return. The exact income thresholds tend to change from year to year on the TurboTax Freedom Edition so if you qualify this year, you might not next year in 2013. Just follow the links above to order the official free 2012 versions of TurboTax.