Monday, December 27, 2010

Tax Tips Giveaway 2011

The folks at H&R Block have provided me with 5 online codes, each of which can be redeemed for H&R Block At Home Premium Federal Online Tax Preparation (a $50 value), to give away to lucky blog readers.  H&R Block At Home was formerly known as TaxCut. This giveaway is  for an (Tax Year 2010) online version of H&R Block At Home. While federal tax preparation is included in the prize, state returns are not included ($34.95 extra cost). For the purposes of preparing federal tax returns, this online software  should be adequate for nearly all taxpayers to complete their own taxes.  Although the software includes free federal e-file, you may have to pay  extra if you want to also efile a state return.

I have decided to hold a random drawing each week (awarding one code per week) for 5 weeks for the software codes. The first drawing will be on January 14, 2011 and continue weekly until February 11, 2011. In order to enter:

1) Any reader can post a comment below describing your best tax or money saving tip.
2) For an additional entry, web site owners can link to this post, to let other know about this contest.
3) Lastly, my fellow bloggers can add PFStock to your blogroll (must be  accessible from blog's main page) for one more entry in the drawing.

You can enter up to three times using the the form below:

If the entry form doesn't show up click here to go to the entry form directly.

Note that this drawing is for an online version of the H&R Block At Home Software that requires Internet access. If you do not feel comfortable with using the Internet to prepare your taxes, I would suggest purchasing H&R Block At Home 2010 on CD-ROM. Unfortunately, I don't have any CD-ROM versions of the software to give away but it is available in many stores such as

The drawing is limited to US residents. Visit H&R Block for details about the online software. Winner will be randomly picked from among the qualified entries received by  February 11. Winners will receive an online key code by Email to access the H&R Block website. The "key code" works like a gift certificate and is used on the payment screen before your taxes can be filed. In order to prepare taxes online with H&R Block, you will be required to create an account on their website. Good luck to everyone who enters!


This promotion is held in conjunction with
Note: H&R Block At Home provides tax preparation software. It is up to the individual winners to determine the suitability of this software for their tax situation. PF Stock does not provide tax advice or technical assistance. Contact H&R Block Customer Support for help with their tax preparation software. Opinions expressed here are those of PF Stock.


  1. Bloggers should keep track of all expenses throughout the year whether it is for mailing books for giveaways or hosting fees.

  2. Contact your local libraries, chamber of commerce, or city officials, to find out which agencies offer free tax filing for low-income families.

  3. I do automatic payroll deductions to save money

  4. im just anxious to get this done, get it done early so you dont get stressed about it come april 15. it could make u insane!
    i also came to realize the tax i payed on my car last year was tax deductible that was nice, check for all the credits.

  5. I have added extra to my payroll deductions in order to make sure that I don't owe any additional taxes.

  6. I use the internet as a tool to make sure I'm claiming every deduction and credit that I can qualify for.

  7. My father was an accountant and used to say the best thing was to break even every tax year and not give the government an interest-free loan of your money (by getting a refund). I know that I'd never be able to save the money otherwise so I always made sure to have plenty of tax deducted in order to get a nice refund check. Now I make that money work for me; I put some aside every year and put it into a CD.

    I also make sure I organize all year; I have folders I make in January for that year's taxes so that come tax time, I don't have to hunt for my receipts and paperwork.

  8. my advice is to not lie about your income. be honest and pay your taxes

  9. if you find you owe every year and adjusting your with holdings just isnt working out make sure to take the number you owe each year, divide it by the amount of paychecks you get per year, and stick it in a high yield online savings account. i say add at least $5-$10 more per paycheck so you have a cushion. worst case you have extra savings!


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  11. My money saving tip is to use coupons.

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  12. If you have a complicated return work on it a little at a time so you will not be overwhelmed

  13. my best money saving tip is to use coupons and match them up with sales
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  14. My tip is to avoid impulse purchases, make yourself go to a store 2 times before you make a big purchase.
    Diane Baum

  15. I look at sales flyers online weekly and match coupons and sales.