It’s Tax Time Again!

TurboTax - Choose Easy

Can you believe we’re talking tax preparation already?

Yep, it’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about the chore of filing your taxes.

Last year I compared 3 of the most popular tax software programs to see which one would yield the largest return. I had always used Turbo Tax in the past, and I wanted to see if they actually lived up to their biggest refund guarantee. I kept hearing my friends talk up a few other programs, so I decided to see for myself.
With most online tax prep companies, you can start a return for free and only pay if you decide to file. So I input my info 3 times. It was a bit repetitive, but not too time consuming.
First up was Turbo Tax.
Next Tax Act.
And finally Tax Slayer.

After adjusting for the varying company’s costs, my results were as follows:

Using Turbo Tax would get me the largest refund by $93 (guess their biggest refund guarantee was spot on!).

Tax Act would get me $33 more than Tax Slayer, but still $60 less than Turbo Tax.


I think it is obvious what program I ended up using! $93 might not be a big deal to some people, but being a couponer it will buy 2 weeks worth of groceries for my family!!

So there you have my tax comparison. This year I won’t even waste my time inputting my info 3 times. I’ll just use Turbo Tax, the company that guarantees the biggest refund! Hope that helps and maybe saves you the hassle of inputting your info numerous times! PLUS, you’ll get your refund in as little as 8 days when you E-file with TurboTax. It’s Easy, FAST AND FREE!


TurboTax - Choose Easy


  • Crystal

    We have used Turbo Tax for like 8 years now and it works good!

  • Saskia

    Thank you for doing that! We too have been using Turbo Tax for our personal and business. It’s fast and easy.
    FYI – Costco has a $10 off coupon for Turbo Tax right now.

    • Holly

      I am curios Saskia, which Turbo Tax do you use? I know their are a couple different ones and we have a small business too. Thought we would try this but I remember being confussed last year on which one works best. We have a home based business. TIA!

  • lisa

    Thanks so much for the info! I was just debating between taxact and turbo tax- I’m glad to know one actually gets you more.

  • stephanie

    f.y.i.-my husband is a CPA and will be running a deal through citysmart, (on jan. 27), shop*eat*live on (jan. 31), and living social that WILL BEAT THE PANTS off buying turbotax AND you don’t have to worry about doing the actual work…a CPA will do all the worrying for you! we all love a good deal and this is a great one coming your way. get ready!

  • Jessica

    If you meet the income qualifications and live in Idaho and a few select other states you can also get you state taxes done for free if you go through this Turbo Tax Freedom Edition site. I have a small home base business and I am still able to use this site to file my taxes (it is a little different than there Free Edition)

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