Quick, PopWatchers! Gather up your receipts, your proper forms of ID, and get your financial thinking caps on because Super Saturday is here! (And no, we don’t mean the Super Saturday usually intended as a massive shopping spree following a national holiday. This event is one that will actually help your wallet instead of hurt it.)
For today — and today only — the IRS is being all To hell with this economic downfall! by offering tax filers freetax preparation, along with help with questions, or the arrangement of payment schedules.
The catch (you so knew there was going to be at least one): In order to get your good ‘ol taxes prepared for no dinero, you have to earn $42,000 or less. So if you meet this requirement, or if you just want to ask an expert a burning question (heck, I’m always wondering if the money I spend on batteries for my TV’s remote control can get me a deduction; after all, I have to [cough] watch TV for [cough] work purposes), make sure to get to one of the 200-plus Taxpayer Assistance Centers ASAP.
According to the IRS, “more than 80 percent of all taxpayers receive a refund,” so you may as well attempt to refuel your bank account while you can. And if you’re wondering why EW has all of a sudden gone all Fortune magazine on you, don’t worry, we haven’t. (Press play below.)