QuickTax Software Give-away Time

in Comments, CRA, Income Tax, Software, T4, Technology

It is time for the first major give-away on this site (ever).

Intuit was kind enough to contact me and send me 2 copies of  QuickTax Standard, which I will gladly give away (since I already bought a copy for myself before they sent me these (yes, irony is a good friend of mine)).

Legalities: Please note, I do use Quicktax (and Quicken) but the copies I have I paid for with my own money (more fool me), I think these are useful tools, but I am not being directly paid to run this give-away (in fact I am out of pocket because I have to ship it to you).  I do run advertising for Intuit to sell Quicktax, as you have seen over the past few weeks, but this give-away is not connected to those ads.

How can you win one of these free copies? Well, let’s first start out with some of the ground rules:

Free Software

Ground Rules

  1. I assume  you are a regular reader of this blog, so all you need to do is leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address to enter (no mailing address needed yet, just an e-mail).
  2. Given this software is for Canadian Taxes, you should really be a Canadian, or have a use for it (don’t just enter so that you can re-sell it on E-bay that is just scummy).
  3. Your comment needs to have a good reason why you want this software (if you say you are having problems with the CRA and are thinking about going for a short airplane trip, you are disqualified), yes, I want it is a valid reason, but so dull. Also remember I have ANTI-SPAM filters on my comments, so if your comment looks like SPAM it might not get entered (or if you are a SPAMMER!).
  4. If you subscribe to my feed, you will have my undying respect and your Karmic mojo will increase 3 fold (no, you don’t get another entry, but I figured I’d beg).
  5. Feel free to TWEET this (remember I am on twitter as the BigCajunMan (see the button below), and if I see you tweet this, I will add another entry in for you).
  6. I hope shipping this isn’t too expensive (no it is not going to go Fed Ex or overnight, it will go via Canada Post).
  7. If you are associated with Intuit or are married/related to me, you are not eligible to enter.
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Contest will close on Tuesday February 23rd at Midnight.


  • Gail C February 24, 2010, 3:17 PM

    I guess I’m a dinosaur. I still do it by hand on paper. But I do phone my return in instead of mailing it. I have started DRiPping and will need to upgrade my skills to file for next year so this tax program might help. Thanks for the offer and the blog.

  • J February 23, 2010, 10:27 PM

    I usually use studio tax but want to try quicktax to see if it saves time.

  • Scott February 23, 2010, 3:54 PM

    Ha! Is joke. There is no confrontation.

    What I’d really do is slap a new label on the Quicktax CD that says “Farmville Financial Fun”.

    If I can convince her it is some stupid Facebook game she’ll happily spend days (and days)
    (AND F#%@KING DAYS) trying to optimize our returns or grow virtual butternut squash or some other god-damned thing.

    I don’t CARE if you found a lonely little cow.

    I mean, if she’s going to spend all damned day sitting in front of the computer, kids fighting, biscuits burning, she might as well be doing something useful, eh?

    Okay, so I was wrong again… It happens…

    There will be a confrontation…

    Just as soon as she reads this…

    Better stock up on bleach and ammonia again.

  • Scott February 23, 2010, 3:42 PM

    For some reason lost in the mists of time, I’ve let my lovely spouse take care of filing the taxes for some reason.

    However, this wasn’t done for last year and they started sending me letters. My responses to them weren’t taken well, and now they’re coming after us.

    The outer ring of defences have been tested and may have been already breached. The homemade mustard gas mines worked well (Walmart house brand “Great Value” bleach and ammonia; recommended!) but dispersed a little too quickly in the breeze. A couple of fuel-air devices were deployed but failed to have much impact. (Shell regular grade 87 octane – not recommended but might work with premium)

    So, they’re pounding at the door. I’m almost out of 5.56mmx45; I’ll soon have to fall back to the safe room.

    The little woman has been there all along, ripping up sheets for bandages and making 10mm magnum handloaded cartridges for the inevitable final confrontation.

    I’d just like to be able to give her something nice.
    You know, for her troubles.

  • alice February 23, 2010, 11:28 AM

    I used free online software in the past to file my taxes and would like to try Quicktax to compare the differences. Thanks

  • Julia February 23, 2010, 1:59 AM

    I’d like to try Quicktax. Usually I just do my taxes on paper, as I don’t have many complications, but this year my boyfriend and I both did stints on E.I., he did the first two terms of his carpentry apprenticeship, and there are a lot of tradesperson, tools, apprenticeship and tuition credits.. so much stuff that would involve chasing up all kinds of forms- I wouldn’t know where to begin. Thanks!

  • larry beaudry February 22, 2010, 10:28 AM

    Yes pleease

  • Maxwell February 22, 2010, 10:27 AM

    In the past I have gone to H&R Block because I was young and unaware how easily it was to do online. Last year I used Ufile for my taxes. This year I was planning to use Ufile again, but winning Quicktax would surely change my mind 🙂

    Thanks for the great blog!

  • Luc-Rock February 22, 2010, 9:09 AM

    I’d love to win this because this wil be my first year filing with my common-law spouse.

  • amy February 21, 2010, 10:40 PM

    I always use Quicktax to do my taxes. It is very easy to use. My good reason for wanting it: It would be free

  • Johnny G February 21, 2010, 4:07 PM

    An obvious response that has so far been overlooked…Pick Me…Pick Me (can’t you just see the donkey jumping up and down!)

    Of course I will save you all of the mailing hassles…in fact pick me and I’ll take care of mailing out the other one.

    What offer could be sweeter!!

  • Jeff February 21, 2010, 12:27 AM

    I’ve been using Quicktax during the past couple of years so I might as well use it this year.

  • Doctor Stock February 20, 2010, 10:53 PM

    Great, thanks… Basically, I’m committed to managing my own money. That means doing my own taxes too!

  • Kim February 20, 2010, 6:35 PM

    I haven’t done my (our) taxes from last year and I have to do them soon so I can hopefully efile them this year.

    I can also pick it up and save you mailing costs.

  • Ian February 20, 2010, 12:04 PM

    Quicktax is a great program, I use it every year to do our taxes. I went to accountant one year and he pretty much just filled in the boxes in a program similar to Quicktax so why spend the extra money.

  • Maciej February 20, 2010, 11:14 AM

    Valid reason: Filing on my own for the first time!

  • 2Hirondelles February 20, 2010, 9:46 AM

    Bought mine weeks ago, but Tweeted to my child ’cause he/she has lots of friends.

  • gene February 20, 2010, 2:48 AM

    Valid reason: I like using the computer to file my taxes because it is most likely more accurate than paper and pencil, and I can netfile this way. Also, errors don’t require huge amounts of recalculating. I want to let the computer do that work for me.

  • luc February 20, 2010, 2:37 AM

    QuickTax is a program which I haven’t used yet and I’d like to give it a chance.

    In the past I used StudioTax(free) and UFile.ca(over the Internet) I found out a few things that are missing, such as:
    * assisted filling: I’d like the program to display instructions on how to fill various forms which are not quotes of CRA’s own manual, but in plain terms.
    * capital gains/losses: handle currency conversion from USD to CAD; give me recommandations on what investments are preferred.

  • Zach February 20, 2010, 2:24 AM Reply
  • Neil February 20, 2010, 1:58 AM

    Drat, I already bought mine. That’s the last time I sign up for auto-renewal.


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