Friday, March 29, 2013

ReadyReturn - Find out what the government knows about you (It is also a free tax return!)


We are closing in on the April 15th--the not so favorite time for most folks in the USA. In case you live under a rock, this is when the tax returns are due. If you are lucky (more importantly have extra some cash) you can work with a tax consultant or HR Block to have them mitigate your misery of having to do your taxes. If not, you are probably either doing your taxes by hand (calculator) or using shrink wrapped tax preparation software to get the job done. Everyone must pick their poison.

Now close your eyes. Take a deep breadth and let me ferry you away to a cherished land where April 15th comes and goes and you have nothing to fear or dread or miss a minute of your fav baseball team's game.  And now, drum roll please, how would you feel if this mythical piece of real estate was accessible to residents of the golden state at no extra charge. Yes, you heard me. Go to this site and enter a little bit of personal identification info and you might be one of the lucky ones that has a tax return all filled out and waiting for you! I encourage all my readers to take this test drive. If you are one of those that does not like the idea of the government doing your work for you since they already have the data, to you I say, still do it and find out what the government knows about you. Once you know what they know you can plan the next year better. There is really on downside to this whole thing.

Also check the Wiki on this topic. Following text was interesting and kind of "expected" for me: "Between 2001 and 2010, Intuit Inc., maker of the tax-preparation software TurboTax, spent more than $1.7 million in an attempt to kill ReadyReturn."