Filing Your 2014 Taxes – Tax Software Deals, Key 2015 Tax Dates and IRS Tax Brackets Information

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Don’t like ‘em but got to pay Uncle Sam to stay clean and fund the land we live in. Still, pay as little as you have to with these top online e-file software packages.  Thanks to being a prominent personal finance and tax blogger I get a lot of deals from tax software vendors through out tax season. But I only need one for myself so I thought I would share some of the best offers from each provider, some of which are exclusive to this site. If you find any better deals, post it in the comments below.

Here is a quick summary of the products shown below with some guidance to help you choose the best one for you:

The tech-savvy will prefer TurboTax, tax return worriers will gravitate to H&R Block and the thrifty will opt for TaxACT or e-File.

TurboTax is the most headache-free option, with a very intuitive user interface. From the simplest to the most complex return, TurboTax probably has you covered.
H&R Block, initially only a brick and mortar service, builds on this strength by offering the easiest access to tax advisers in your taxes get a bit complicated and you want to discuss with someone (rather than the guided interface)
TaxACT and e-File are bargains as they try and compete (on price) with TurboTax and H&R block. If your return is simple and you want the lowest filing costs, then these providers are the way to go

Tax SoftwareCoupons and DiscountsFree-Filing Options

TurboTax



H&R Block

Save 15% on H&R Block At Home Deluxe Edition

Online - H&R Block Online Free Edition






Tax Filing Deadline and Due Dates

2015 Deadline
Tax Related Activity
January 1, 2015First day to file a 2014 tax return, though the IRS generally will not accept e-file and free file returns until the date below. Even paper based filings won't be processed till later in the month
January 20, 2015IRS E-file to go live, allowing submission of electronic tax returns for the vast majority of tax filers. Paper tax returns will begin processing from this date as well
January 31, 2015Date by which you should have received a W-2 from employers you worked for during the tax year. If not, contact their HR/Payroll department to resend tax documents
April 15, 2015*Tax Day* Last day for filing federal income tax returns and extension requests
April 15, 2015Deadline for filing state income tax returns (for most states) and extension requests
October 15, 2015Filing extended 2014 federal and state income returns. Note: you still need to file for an extension request by April 15th
April 15, 2018Filing a 2014 tax amendment. You can file an amended or previous year return anytime, but you have a deadline of 3 years from the original due date to claim any tax refund.

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Full disclosure : while I may get a small commission when you sign-up for the above links, which helps me keep this site running, I did not get paid to put the above providers not the list. I actually believe they are the best providers our there and the deals to be genuine. For more see my terms of use policy.

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Darlene Law March 28, 2011

I lost my copy, of my taxes so that I can find out if it was mailed out yet or not. But I would need the amount to find it out. Cause I need to pay my rent for this mouth, I hop that you can help me cause I don’t need to be livining in the street. Thank you!

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James Baker February 23, 2011

I bought my home in june 2010 I think as a vet its wrong I cant get a first time home owners tax credit served 8 yrs still missed it by 45 days there should be a wavier for people like me

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