Tax season is right around, and while most people seem to think it’s all doom and gloom, I’ve learned it doesn’t really have to be THAT bad. With a bit of planning and some help, you might find that you will get more money back than you expected – bonus!
The past few years my husband has prepared our taxes with our own computer software. Years before, it was left up to the individual to figure out what items can and can not be claimed, or visit an accountant who would take a percentage of your return. However today, there’s software that does all the guess work for you!
In Nova Scotia, for example, fitness programs can be claimed, we have Princess Active in many programs such as swimming, dance and gymnastics, all of these activities are tax deductible. And if it wasn’t for using a tax software last year, it’s something we could have forgotten. Sure, we remembered to put all the receipts on top of the fridge in September, but by the time April rolls around all those things are forgotten.
To save money, most of us do our own taxes, but in the end, it’s quite possible it costs us more because we don’t know all the possible savings, as things change from year to year. With a tax software, it’s like working with a tax pro right in your own home that can make sure you don’t miss any of the possible tax breaks.
Otherwise the only thing broke may be you!
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