Last year I filed my federal and state taxes and got both my tax refunds within a week, all for free. I'll be doing the same thing this year and thought I should tell you guys about it here as well. If you have earned less than $30,000 last year and you live in NC (or a few other states), you can use TurboTax Freedom Edition. Most websites offer you free federal filing but charge you between $12.95 and $19.99 for state filing. TurboTax Freedom is the only place I have found that allows you to do your state filing for free. So if you're a student like me and didn't earn too much last year, don't worry about filing out paperwork or paying someone online to file. Just try TurboTax Freedom and collect those tax refunds lickity split!