Biggest possible refund
If it's a legal deduction, we'll help you get it.
Want to lower your taxes and increase your refund? As long as it's legal, we'll help you take advantage of deductions and credits you might otherwise miss. So, do your federal and state income taxes online and receive your best possible refund quickly.
Our easy-to-understand interview process guides you step-by-step and reminds you about forgotten expenses and credit opportunities. It's very easy and user-friendly, but also very thorough. Bottom line: we'll help maximize your deductions and credits, so you get the biggest possible refund. ezTaxReturn makes it easy - and almost fun - to do your taxes online.
Not a great record keeper? Not to worry!
- We ask about life events (i.e., marriage, children, education costs, home purchase) to help you take advantage of every credit and deduction the law allows.
- We probe you about forgotten expenses.
- We remind you about credits and deductions you may otherwise forget.
5 tips for getting the biggest tax refund
Getting a big fat refund check opens the door to so many possibilities. You can use the lump sum of cash to reduce your debt, pay bills, boost your savings, go on a well-deserved vacation, or simply treat yourself to something nice. According to the IRS, the average refund in 2022 was $3,039. Here's how to make sure you get your maximum refund.
Review your filing status
Choosing the right tax filing status is a crucial because it determines your filing requirement, standard deduction, which tax credits you're eligible for and how much taxes you'll pay. The five filing statuses are single, head of household, married filing jointly, married filing separately and qualifying widow(er). Login and we'll help you choose the best filing status for your tax situation.
Adjust your withholding
Having the right amount of taxes withheld from your pay can prevent you from getting an unexpected tax bill or a huge refund. It's a good idea to check your withholding at the beginning of the year, anytime the tax law changes or when you experience a major life changing event such as getting married, having a baby, or starting a second job. You can adjust your withholding by submitting a new W-4 to your employer if necessary.
Max out your retirement accounts
Maxing out your retirement accounts now can help you live luxuriously in your golden years. Plus, your contributions can help beef up your tax refund. Traditional IRAs and 401Ks are funded with pre-tax dollars, so every dollar you contribute lowers your taxable income by the same amount.
See if itemizing makes sense for you
If the amount of your deductible expenses is greater than the standard deduction, itemizing may be the better option.
Qualifying expenses include:
- Home mortgage interest
- State and local income taxes or sales taxes
- Real estate and personal property taxes
- Charitable contributions
- Medical and dental expenses
Claim every tax break you deserve
Taking advantage of every possible tax credit and deduction minimizes your tax liability and can help you score a bigger refund. Some of the most popular tax credits are the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit, American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC), the Lifetime Learning Credit and the Saver's Credit.
We guarantee it.
We guarantee you'll get an equal or bigger federal refund (or smaller balance due) than you'll get from any other online tax program or professional tax preparer. If you learn otherwise, we'll refund the applicable price you paid* to ezTaxReturn.com.