Updated February 1st, 2016: It’s not unusual for companies to bundle their software programs at discount. Of course TurboTax is known for offering all kinds of bundle deals – Especially when it comes to the Quicken-TurboTax bundle during tax season. We’ve also seen a number of other TurboTax bundles with Norton, Nuance, and McAfee. But for 2016, we also have the QuickBooks Self-Employed Tax Bundle where you can get Quickbooks for as low as $11.99/month for the first year and with it, be able to file your tax return with TurboTax Home & Business annually as part of your subscription.
What are the benefits of the QuickBooks Self-Employed Tax Bundle?
Time is what all of us small business owners never seen to have enough of. That’s why Intuit introduced tax integration into their QuickBooks products so that you don’t have to spend unnecessary time into consolidating your books and accounting for the tax year during tax season.
With this bundle, you get help finding the best business deductions, help in keeping up with your quarterly tax payment, a mobile app to track your income on the go on your iPhone, and one-click exporting of your Schedule C forms to TurboTax. Then once it’s time to file, you don’t have to pay extra for tax software because TurboTax Home & Business with Federal and State e-file is included free with your active membership.
How much will it cost me?
All new customers also get a discount off their first year of membership – the price drops down to $11.99 per month. Then after the first year, unless you come across a coupon or some sort of renewal discount, the monthly fee goes up to $16.99 per month in your 13th month. But given that TurboTax Home & Business Online costs around $145.00 annually to file if you have a State return to do, plus factoring in the cost of QuickBooks if you were to get Premier 2016 (retails for $499.99), the QuickBooks Self-Employed Tax Bundle option is a pretty good option. Just keep in mind that while the introductory offer seems to be an ongoing it is is subject to change or end at any time.
In terms of cancelation, the good new is that you can cancel at any time. That means if you find out this bundle is not the best option for you, or that you no longer need it for your business, then simply cancel your subscription at any time and you’re good to go.
Any other QuickBooks-TurboTax bundles available?
There doesn’t seem to be any other offers available for 2016. Last year Amazon had a TurboTax Home & Business and QuickBooks Essentials Bundle offer but that since has ended (it was $20.00 off if you would buy the 1-year subscription of QuickBooks Essentials along with Home & Business). However we are keeping an eye out for any new bundle offers and will be posting the details here if anything else is released this tax season.
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