How to File Taxes as a Blogger | TurboTax

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Kick your feet up with TurboTax!

This is my first year embarking in the small business/blogger world. As many of you know, I left my corporate position (of 7+ years) to pursue a little bit of me, and a lot of my passions. Fast forward one year: a lot has happened. I’ve got to work with incredible brands, including: Target Style, Tommy Hilfiger, Sears, Motorola & so many more. (Thanks for following along!) With amazing deals, comes the not-so-fun paperwork. As we’re gearing up for tax-season (insert crying-emoji here) — I can’t help but feel a tad anxious as I enter new territory (independent contractor world, what up!) That’s why; I’m ripping the band-aid off, and jumping in head first!

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Technology is my lifeline when it comes to the tough stuff! There’s an app for everything these days! There’s also incredible programs like TurboTax that do all of your work for you; so you can go back to enjoying the little moments! (Like, taking a long bubble bath with champagne). I’ve been a fan of the software for years, and this is coming from someone who can’t add. (Like, barely passed math). TurboTax simplifies the chaos in a matter of minutes — a few of my favorite features below:

  • W2 Snap: The ability to actually snap photos of your W2’s with your smartphone (like, what!) — I’ve got a big pile, so this feature will definitely come in handy!
  • SmartLook: Does anyone else love a live-chat on a website?! Wait for it: SmartLook actually connects customers with live TurboTax experts using one-way video technology. I mean, answering my questions for free (immediately) and helping me step through the entire return process. Talk about saving the day! I’m also a visual learner, so this is definitely a game-changer for me. Woot!
  • Mobile: Like I said before, there’s an app for everything these days! You can start your taxes with a click of a button (while you’re on the train coming home from work!) Talk about not wasting any time! I mean — there’s fun to be had!
  • ExplainWhy: As soon as you submit your taxes, TurboTax’s ExplainWhy feature offers personalized, bite-sized explanations of: credits, deductions, tax refund amounts and more! So, you can fully understand the process and ensure you’re getting every penny you deserve!

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In the mean-time, kick your feet up and relax! TurboTax has got everything under control! Click here to sign up! (I promise you’ll be at happy hour in no time!) Oh, and just how many people used TurboTax in 2015 alone? 5 million! The best DIY out there!

Now, onto relaxing … 

This post is sponsored by TurboTax & all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that make Heart of Chic possible! If you have any questions regarding TurboTax — I’d be happy to answer them! xx

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