Seven and a half years ago, I sat down at my computer and began typing the first words that would eventually evolve into this website. My son was just a few months old at the time and I was looking for community, camaraderie, and compassion as I began my journey into motherhood. What I found was so much more…a means of expression…a creative outlet…undiscovered passions…and a means of provision. Whenever I tell someone what I do, they’re fascinated that I’ve been able to create something from nothing.
With “the business of blogging” comes the inevitable tax situation I deal with every single year. Because I never want to make a mistake, I always seek assistance when filing to ensure I’ve done my duty to our government while still retaining as much hard-earned income as possible. If you’ve ever sought out assistance from a CPA, you know that the cost can be excessive. Walmart understands that many families are hesitant to endeavor to file taxes on their own, so this year, they are making it easy to do so in select stores.
Affordable Tax Preparation
Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax will be available in select Walmart locations throughout the country to assist with affordable tax preparation. When you file your taxes in-store, you’ll receive assistance with downloading and understanding your W-2 form, identifying applicable tax deductions, and filing your tax return. Appointments can be scheduled or you can simply walk-in/drop off the documents needed to prepare your taxes. The time involved with ensuring every detail is accurate can be extensive, particularly for entrepreneurial small business owners. If you don’t have the time to file in-store, you can always file online.
Incentives for Filing Your Taxes at Walmart
As an incentive, anyone who files with Jackson Hewitt will receive a $50 Walmart gift card regardless of the location. Liberty Tax is also offering $50 cash to anyone who files plus another $50 when you refer a friend. Once you receive your tax refund, you can opt to have it direct deposited into a new Bluebird Account along with a $10 bonus.
Pick Up Your Tax Refund in Cash With Walmart’s New Direct2Cash Program
Once you’ve filed, your most important priority will likely be securing your tax refund. Yesterday, Walmart just announced a brand new service that allows families the option of skipping their check and picking up their tax refunds in cash. Walmart’s Direct2Cash program is available nationwide and will help save anyone owed a tax refund time and money. When you choose Walmart Direct2Cash, you’ll receive a confirmation code for your federal and/or state tax return via email from TPG or Republic Bank when the refund is available for pick-up. Simply visit the Walmart MoneyCenter or the customer service desk at your local Walmart store, provide your confirmation code, confirm your identity and receive your cash refund. The two most compelling reasons to opt for Walmart’s new Direct2Cash program include the reduction or even elimination of fees to cash a tax refund check and the shortened time it will take to receive your refund.
Online Tax Preparation Resources
When you visit Walmart.com/Tax, you’ll find a wealth of information and resources to help you file your taxes this season. Some of the most helpful resources on the site include a Tax Filing In-Store Checklist and an article to help you identify the most commonly overlooked tax credits. Additionally, you’ll find tax books, tax software, and more to help make filing your taxes seamless this season.
Be sure to visit Walmart.com/Tax or your local Walmart store to ease the stress of filling taxes and ensure your get your refund in a timely manner.