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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:14 AM
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WTF? TurboTax says I can have my refund sent to my bank account, or to a WALMART money card!?!?
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 01:16 AM by garybeck
I just finished my tax return and I have a small refund coming, and TurboTax is giving me the choice of:

1) have the refund sent to my bank account
2) check in the mail
3) funds added to existing Walmart moneycard


WTF? How did Walmart get in on this?

:wtf:
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:16 AM
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1. Well I'll boycot turbotax too I guess
:silly:
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:34 AM
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2. Did you use the "free" TurboTax that is appearing on TV and internet ads


Have been thinking of using TurboT for federal filing, but can't figure out why TurboT would be offering it for free.

Is there a catch?

Thanks.

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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:55 AM
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3. no, i paid the money
i think you have to have low income to get the free one
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:45 AM
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4. i believe they HAVE to offer it free depending on income. we did the free one.
and i guess there is a trick because the state should have been free too and last year we ended up paying to file the state one but this year we didn't. something about the address you use. not sure. but there is a free one and a paid one..... as i said, i believe they have to offer a free version. the federal government wants to encourage efiling.
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left is right Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:01 AM
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6. the catch is the software wont release
it until you pay for the state filing
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:47 AM
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10. just use the IRS website.
it's free. We had ours direct deposited.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:52 AM
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11. yeah. They store your private details in a database, then sell the info and have the refunds sent to
their bank in the cayman islands
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:48 AM
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5. Have you noticed that the tax booths Walmart has in the front of their stores
push this too?

Just select one of the other two options and turn your taxes in. Consider it a "no" vote.
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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:11 AM
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7. Mine says a visa money card
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 05:22 AM by quaker bill
but then I purchased the premium version. I run a very small business on the side, so this version works better.

Some people don't have bank accounts. Some of them are probably also WalMart shoppers.
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99th_Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:36 AM
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8. Hey dude, do the card thang & go get your prostate examined while you are at it.
I hear Walgreen's, et. al. are now providing an impressive array of medical services now.

Who knew?
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Travis_0004 Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:31 AM
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9. I don't see a problem
The fact is a lot of people don't have bank accounts, so they cant use direct deposit. If they got a check, they could get it cashed (likely at Walmart) for a small fee, or they can get a money card.

I don't remember seeing that option, but I did my taxes in January. As far as I'm concerned, more options is always a good thing. Those who don't want to use it can skip it, and if somebody thinks that is the best deal, they can take advantage of it.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:49 AM
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12. You didn't know that Walmart is taking over the entire economy in the US?
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:56 AM
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13. It's free if you do a simple filing, not itemized or anything else. If you want to do
state it will cost you. I've used them and have had no problems.
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