Updated 1/21/09: See my new post for 2008 taxes
I started looking around for TurboTax on the cheap since good old tax time is coming soon. Turns out I’m not going to have to pay for tax software this year at all and neither do you if you have a State Farm policy. Just log into your State Farm account and there will be a fairly innocuous looking “FREE tax filing” link on the left. This sends you to the TurboTax website where you can select TurboTax Deluxe, create an account and fill out your federal and state returns online.
To top things off you get free e-file for both returns which normally costs $15 a pop. Not a bad deal. Just remember to go through State Farm’s website when you go to file and it won’t try to charge you. If you don’t have a very complicated return like me then this could be a good alternative to paying an accountant.