Over the last few years, I’d been a loyal follower of taxactonline, until I spent the better part of tonight, filling in all my information (W2’s, home mortgage interest, etc), only to find out that for 2015, they’ve “moved the goalposts” in that you now have to buy their “Deluxe Edition” (albeit only $15) to file anything more than a basic 1040EZ form - their free software doesn’t include itemized deductions anymore.
Apparently I’m not the only one who’s disappointed with their change:
I’m not interested in going down to the neighborhood H&R-Block joint and having them do it for me, and I suppose I could just do mine (over the span of a few hours) with pencil and paper, but I always liked the simple Q&A fashion that they presented.
I briefly checked out TurboTax, and it appears that theirs is the same sort of deal - unless you’re filing a 1040EZ (i.e. no itemized home-mortgage deductions), you’re gonna have to pay to upgrade with them as well.
Any other free online tax-filing avenues that you know about / are a fan of?