It’s strange to be thinking about taxes in the summer, but this is the least-weird thing about 2020. The tax filing due date for this year was pushed back to July 15 from its usual April 15 deadline in response to the coronavirus pandemic. If you’ve been putting off filing your return to Uncle Sam, it’s not too late to save some money on your tax prep. Online e-file companies are offering some last-minute deals such as free filing (even for states!), a 25% discount, professional filing services for frontline workers and even an Amazon gift card for referring a friend.
Free tax filing has always been an option if you don’t mind doing the paperwork, but TurboTax is making it even easier with its W-2 import tool for free. Filing can be even quicker if you filed with them last year or have TurboTax import your info from another tax software.