Conquering Fears: The Power Of Doing Your Taxes On Your Own

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the #WeAllGrow Summit, a gathering of digital Latina influencers in Long Beach. I was not surprised about my community’s interest in financial literacy.


I care about financial stability. If you know me, you have read about my personal story and the reason why I focus on empowering women about taking control of their own finances. If you haven’t read the personal tragedy I experienced in 2011, you can read it here:


At the summit, there were many sessions on personal finance. However, what surprised me was the fact that many of us Latinas do not file our taxes on our own. In fact, we still visit the local tax person to handle our money. I stopped by the #TurboTax suite at the summit and heard many stories from women.



Caption: #TurboTax Suite at the #WeAllGrow Summit in Long Beach



Think about it. We check our bank account on our phones and even make purchases the same way. We make money transfers online and check our credit scores via some apps. However, many of us are still afraid of technology when it comes to filing our taxes.


I am here to tell you that you can feel safe when doing your taxes with TurboTax. All I did was to download the app, took photos of my W2s and 1099s and the app automatically and securely transferred the information into my profile.



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All I had to do was to answer easy questions such as: “Do you own a home?” “Do you have children?” TurboTax coaches you step-by-step to help you get your taxes done right. I did my taxes with TurboTax because of three key benefits:


Maximum Refund Guaranteed – TurboTax searches over 300 deductions. The app finds every tax deduction and credit to get you your biggest refund or your money back guaranteed.


I Could Double Check My Return – The app runs through thousands of errors and double-checks your tax return as you go. There’s no room for errors.


I Had 100% Accurate Calculations Guaranteed – TurboTax’s calculations are 100% accurate or the company will pay you any IRS penalties.


Wanna know something else? I needed help when I hesitated with a question and decided to connect in real time with an enrolled agent via one-way video. I was able to see him, but he couldn’t see me. The on-demand agent answered my question at 10 pm at night. This feature is called SmartLook and it is available in both English and Spanish!


So, do not be afraid to make a mistake because the truth is, you won’t. You are smart and confident enough to be in control of your own money.


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