Free Federal and State tax e-file courtesy of State Farm

GTFan

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If you're interested, it's easy to get free tax filing (both fed and state) using link to Turbotax online at State Farm. It's not available yet, but the link will be active soon. All you have to do is have an active policy or open a credit card or savings account (minimum $100 balance), click on the banking link to apply. There are no fees as long as you keep $100 in the account. After your taxes are done, close the account and get your $100 back. I did this last year and will be doing it again this year.

Note that if your income is less than $52k a year, you may be eligible for free federal e-file, see this IRS link for details. But this won't give you free e-file in many states, for whatever reason (they should encourage it since it will save them money on processing, but many don't).

You'll file at Intuit's Turbotax website, and this means that they'll keep your data in their servers. Some don't like this, some don't care, but it sure makes it easier when you do taxes again the next year.

Note that you can also open a State Farm credit card for free to get this as well, but I don't think it's all that great since some folks might not want to get another card to put in the sock drawer (and take the credit inquiry hit). The Platinum card does pay 1% for every purchase towards a State Farm policy or bank account, but if you don't want to keep those then forget it.

Update 2008: This free file offer is still valid for the 2007 tax year, but you must be logged into your account with a valid policy, bank account/CD, or credit card to see the link for free TurboTax filing.

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nealh

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wow they ask for SS number and mother's maiden name.. I will pass..too much info on their servers
 

SilentVixen

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Originally posted by: nealh
wow they ask for SS number and mother's maiden name.. I will pass..too much info on their servers

All banks will do that for identity protection.
 

markrb38

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I don't use their bank, but I do have Home and Auto insurance through them.
Do I qualify?

Thanks,
Mark
 

ski2slow

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I took advantage of this last year. In addition to the Turbotax Basic, you can also choose Deluxe or Premium at a discounted rate.

Thanks OP.

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SimMike2

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Originally posted by: GreggyD
Or anyone, regardless of income, can use TaxAct for free (including e-file):

http://www.taxact.com/
I second that. I used it last year and it didn't cost me one penny and my refund was direct deposited about as fast as you can get.
 

GTFan

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Originally posted by: GreggyD
Or anyone, regardless of income, can use TaxAct for free (including e-file):

http://www.taxact.com/
Won't give you free state e-file though. The State Farm deal is the only one (that I know of) that's completely free for all.
 

GTFan

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Originally posted by: woofersus
Any idea whether or not a HSA through State Farm Bank counts?
If you can setup online access to the account, it should work. Try it at statefarm.com or call them to see.
 

GTFan

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Originally posted by: SilentVixen
Originally posted by: nealh
wow they ask for SS number and mother's maiden name.. I will pass..too much info on their servers

All banks will do that for identity protection.
Yeah, and they just use it to setup a form that you print out and send to them with a check to open the account. You can't avoid supplying SSN for bank accounts nowadays.
 

GTFan

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If you have an active policy with them (car, home, whatever) you should be able to access it online to qualify for this. I don't think it matters which agency you got it from.
 

Ktulu

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Originally posted by: m1a
I seen the link the other day but its gone now for me??????

Maybe it made no sense to tease people with it, if it wasn't available yet.
 

Dantzig

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I have a State Farm Bank checking account and used to have a State Farm credit card. The link is present :)
 

Jaxidian

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I have auto and home owners insurance through State Farm. This is hot hot hot for me! TurboTax Online Deluxe is what I always use and free sure beats paying $40 or whatever it usually is!

Thanks a TON, OP!!!!

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BlueWeasel

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I assume you need to add your individual policies to the online account for the link to show up/

Currently, there is no link or information for the TT deal in my account. I just added my auto and home insurance policies, so hopefully the link will show up once both are valid and confirmed.

[Edit] Nevermind...the link is now there once the policies were applied. :)