TurboTax offers free filing for military E1- E5

Continuing this tax season, TurboTax will still be offering the expansive military discount to all US active duty military and reservists.

The Details

For service members in ranks E-1 to E-5, you can file both your federal and state taxes for FREE with the TurboTax Online Federal Free Edition or Online Deluxe offerings. For guidance around investments, rental properties or small business income and deductions, TurboTax is also offering a $5 off discount for Online Premier and Home & Business.

Senior enlisted personnel ranks E-6 to officer also are included within the discount, and will receive $5 off all 2016 TurboTax online federal products.

RELATED: 5 states residents are fleeing to avoid tax rates

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5 states residents are fleeing to avoid tax rates

#1: California
Moving to: Nevada

Nevada does not have a state income tax on individuals or business entities, while California tacks on a whopping 13.3 percent income tax rate to residents.

Place to live: Clear Creek Tahoe
Private residential community located on the eastern slope of the Carson Range in Western Nevada, set on 2,136 acres bordering 6 million acres of national forest. 

#2: Minnesota

Moving to: South Dakota

Minnesota's income tax rates range from 5.35 percent to 9.85 percent while South Dakota's does not have an income tax rate.

Place to live: Prairie Hills
Luxury community in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

#3: Oregon

Moving to: Washington

Oregon's income tax rate is 9.9 percent, Washington has no income tax.

Place to live: Aldarra Golf Club
Private, membership-only golf community east of Seattle.  

#4: Arkansas

Moving to: Texas

Arkansas has an income tax rate of 6.6 percent, Texas has no income tax.

Place to live: Avilla
Luxury living community in Plano, Texas.

#5: Georgia

Moving to: Florida

Georgia has an income tax rate of 6.6 percent, Florida has no income tax rate.

Place to live: Grand Haven
Golf community seated on a 4,000-acre nature preserve on the Intracoastal Waterway

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Claim Your Discount

Once you determine which discount you qualify for, claiming it is a breeze. Just make sure you have your military W-2 to verify your rank, and the discount will be applied when you file your return. This offer extends to TurboTax online only, so go to TurboTax Military Discount for more information.

Tax Filing Custom Fit To You

Along with the military discount, TurboTax is proud to partner with you to ensure your maximum refund this tax season.

This includes:

• TurboTax will file both your military and civilian income (if applicable), including combat pay.

• TurboTax software searches for military-related expenses so you don’t miss any deductions or credits.

• Your personal experience supports Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders to help you determine your state of residence.

Through these TurboTax Online military offerings, we hope to show our appreciation for everything you do – and we will continue to strive to get you the refund you deserve.

Original article provided by TurboTax.com

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