SimpleTax Review: A Simple Way to File Your Taxes

Sean Cooper
Burn Your Mortgage Author, Personal Finance Journalist, Money Coach, Speaker. Mortgage-Free at 30.
Personal Finance

Mar 03,2018

With the tax season in full swing, the clock is ticking on the tax filing deadline. Most of us have until April 30th to file our taxes. You should have all your tax slips by now, so there’s no better time than the present to get started.

In Canada our tax system is one based on self-assessment. That means the responsibility of filing your taxes falls squarely on your shoulders. It’s up to you to voluntarily complete your income tax return to report your annual income and claim any tax deductions and credits you’re entitled to. Based on this, you’re able to calculate any amount owing to the taxman (boo!) or any amount you’ll get back as a tax refund (yay!).

Many years ago filing your own taxes used to be a lot of work, but thanks to income tax software like SimpleTax, it’s become a lot easier – dare I say simple? (Pun intended).

Simple Step-by-Step Tax Preparation

Are you sick and tired of hunting for the right tax forms? With some tax preparation software you have to be a tax whiz in order to use it, but not with SimpleTax. With SimpleTax, you won’t need to go digging for tax forms. Its smart search box lets you type in almost anything and add it to your tax return in an instant. Your tax return is displayed on one page and your refund is instantly calculated as you go. The software’s simple interface and content makes filing your taxes so easy that anyone can do it confidently.

Not sure where to start with filing your taxes? SimpleTax has you covered. By answering a few simple questions, the intuitive software will add all the tax forms you need to complete your tax return.

To help save time, like most income tax software, Simple Tax also lets you auto-fill your tax return. This makes the transition seamless if you’re switching from using other income tax preparation software.

Complete Your Taxes on the World Wide Web

When preparing your taxes with SimpleTax, even the software installation is simple, since there is none. SimpleTax is web-based tax preparation software. It works directly from your web browser. Complete your taxes in a location that’s convenient for you – at home, work or at the gym. It’s completely up to you!

Worried about security? Who isn’t after the Equifax data breach. To help protect your personal data, SimpleTax encrypts your data both in transit and on its servers. You’re the only one who can unlock your data using your own password.

Maximum Refund Guaranteed

If you’re anything like me, you work hard for your money. You want the maximum refund you’re entitled to. To achieve this, the SimpleTax software helps you find the optimal split for donations, medical expenses, pension income, and more.

But wait, there’s more! SimpleTax offers a maximum refund guarantee. If someone else finds you a larger tax refund, SimpleTax will refund you any money you paid them.

Speaking of filing your tax return, even the online filing process is simple. (Seeing a trend?) File your return instantly online and get the full refund you’re entitled to in as little as eight days via direct deposit.

Pay What You Want

One of the easiest ways to burn your mortgage sooner is by not paying an arm and a leg for someone else to complete your tax return. SimpleTax has a unique pricing structure. It’s totally free, unless you choose to pay. That’s right, even if you’re earning rental income or side hustle like me, you can complete it all without ever paying a dime.

Why would the company choose this pricing structure? Because the founders believe “you shouldn’t have to pay to do your taxes.” However, should you find the tax software useful (and I’m confident you will), you can choose to donate, although you’re under no obligation to do so.

The Bottom Line

SimpleTax lives up to its name. You’ll be hard-pressed to find web-based tax preparation software that’s easier to use. The software successfully reduces the act of preparing and filing your tax return into the most basic, simple terms.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for SimpleTax today and enjoy a friendly, fast and fun tax filing experience.

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