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Turn Tax Time Into Party Time With TurboTax

Thanks to TurboTax for sponsoring this post and this fun #FiestaTurboTax and for empowering Latinos to file their taxes with confidence and ease by providing bilingual information and support!


Most people get stressed when tax seasons comes around, but with TurboTax, there is no need to worry! Thanks to TurboTax I have found that filing your taxes yourself is not only possible and easy, but it can also be fun. Let me repeat that, yes taxes can be turned into something fun! After I learned about all the amazing features TurboTax has to make filing your taxes easier and stress-free I wanted to share this with my friends and family and empower them to claim their taxes, save money and get the best refund so throwing a #FiestaTurboTax sounded like a wonderful idea. It was not only a great excuse to get together, but I was also able to share with my friends why I think that TurboTax is a such a great option when it comes to doing your taxes.


A couple of my friends have never done their taxes themselves, they had been paying a CPA to do their taxes for them, and they were spending a lot of money. They wanted to save and do their taxes, but they just did not know where to begin. I found out that most people’s greatest fear when it comes to filing their taxes is doing them alone and not having anyone to help them through. With SmartLook from TurboTax you have access to a live tax expert who guides you through the process and answers your questions by drawing on your screen to get you the answers you need, so you don’t feel alone. Because TurboTax has bilingual experts available we were able to talk with them and get our questions answered in Spanish and English. Knowing that people don’t like doing their taxes alone throwing a TurboTax party with friends sounded like the ideal plan to motivate everyone to do their taxes together.


TurboTax sent me a couple of party boxes filled with swag that I shared with everyone who attended our #FiestaTurboTax. We put on some Juan Luis Guerra music in the background to motivate everyone. A friend brought essential oils to make the house smell great and uplift the mood; ya’ll aromatherapy really works!  I got guava pastelitos, appetizers and cupcakes and made refreshing blueberry limeade. We also decorated the room with colorful balloons.


As soon as friends started arriving with their families, you could just feel a positive energy and when we sat down with our laptops and tablets, ready to tackle our taxes online the mood was relaxed and positive. We were looking forward to doing our taxes together!


As we went trough the process, we really appreciated TurboTax’s ExplainWhy which provided us with easy to understand and short explanations and information of what refunds we were getting and why. With TurboTax, you can also get a jump start on your taxes by just snapping a photo of your W-2 with your phone or tablet and watch as your information is securely put into all the right tax forms for you. When we got stuck, we reached out to the bilingual tax expert that TurboTax has available who probably thought we were crazy as there were music and laughter all around.


Everyone felt so empowered and happy once we were done filing our taxes. It took us about an hour to do it, which included some interruptions by the kids.


Once we were done, we celebrated not only that we were able to do our taxes on our own and save with TurboTax but also celebrated getting awesome tax refunds! Did you know that TurboTax has a Maximum Refund Guarantee?! That means you can be sure you are getting the most money back!


If you have not filed your taxes yet throwing a #FiestaTurboTax and filing with TurboTax together with family and friends is a great way to get your taxes done & have a good time too! April 18th is the deadline to file your taxes, so what are you waiting for? Don’t leave it for the last minute! Share your experience using the #FiestaTurboTax hashtag.


About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. robin Rue

    My husband is an accountant and he uses this program when he does our friends and family’s personal taxes. He raves about it.

  2. candy

    Really nice that you made filling out your tax paperwork into a party. Sure everyone loved your idea and even made some laugh at having fun filling and filing their taxes. There are many programs out there that can help with this evil necessity.
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  3. Katie Kinsley

    Lol, tax season is never fun. I ended up doing my taxes on a day I had to take off of work because I was sick.
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  4. Tammy

    Oh my. We just did our taxes on Turbo Tax. Been using that software longer than I want to remember. But I’m having a hard time wanting to turn it into a party. LOL

  5. Destany

    I like programs that make it easier for people to do their taxes. I’ve never used Turbo Tax, but it’s always a possibility for the future!
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  6. paula schuck

    Wow taxes in an hour! ? That’s nuts. I could totally do that. I hate tax time. It is my least favourite time of the year as a small business owner. So many receipts to organize and go through. It’s exhausting. This looks like you made it fun with Turbo Tax though.
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  7. Jeanette

    I already did my taxes this year, but now I wish I did them with you! It looks like it would’ve been a whole lot more fun then when I did them! LOL
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  8. lisa

    I love Turbo Tax. I do our taxes myself every year with Turbo Tax. It’s so easy with their step by step system.
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  9. Pam

    How much fun is that to make tax time more exciting! I am not thrilled with tax time so I’d love to find any way to make it more exciting. 🙂 We use Turbo Tax too.

  10. Amanda

    Thankfully my husband handles our taxes since he works in finance. I don’t think I could do it without him but it sounds like Turbo Tax is a great resource to use!
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  11. Sasha

    We love Turbo Tax. My hubby and I have been using it for years.

  12. Annemarie LeBlanc

    This is a good idea. A really stressful activity becomes enjoyable when it is done with friends. It is like having an accountability partner and a party at the same time. I have to check Turbo Tax and maybe this will save me from headaches.

  13. Emily

    Ha ha, you have to enjoy tax time somehow! We did our own taxes for years, but now with me being self employed and my husband owning a business it became easier for us to have a professional do it.

  14. Bonnie @wemake7

    Now that is awesome! Tax time can be so stressful, what a great way to distress and hang out with others while getting your taxes done.

  15. krystal

    We still haven’t finished up our taxes and are truly panicking! I wish tax time was more of a party like this! 😉

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