I filed my taxes today and will get a nice refund!

Today I finished doing my federal and state income taxes using H&R Block at Home. I found the program very easy to use and fast. It also caught a tax credit that I did not know about! It paid for itself and then some because of it. I itemized deductions so I was able to write off the cost of the software too.

H&R Block at Home was formerly known as Tax Cut. It is for both PC (Windows) and Mac. It comes with 5 free federal e-files. State e-file costs $20 but you can print off paper returns for free. I did the latter. It saves your information so next year you save time by importing it over. I was suprised how well it worked considering I had itemized deductions, capital losses, and some fairly complicated tax credits and deductions that went flawlessly. It was worth every penny versus doing it myself by hand.

My Refund will be $1129.00 between the two returns. It is a good bit more than I was expecting but I will certainly take it. I of course will send this straight to debts and give my net worth a good push! Windfalls like these can really help me get ahead of the game.