Anyway, after the entire process, it filed the Federal for me for free and I just received confirmation from the IRS that they received it. The refund will be direct deposited.
As for the state, it cost me $12.50 for that filing which is ok and I was able to authorize the payment I owed via bank debit. I also received confirmation from the state that it was received.
In conclusion, I used to use Turbotax which cost at least $50 and then I would have to pay an additional amount if I wanted to arrange for direct deposit refund.
Two years ago a close friend who is a CPA and tax expert offered to do my taxes for $50 and I was ok with that. I would rather pay a friend for his efforts than support a software company.
Anyway, I had to go with this online free service because I couldn't get a hold of my friend and get my tax stuff to him on time for me to get the refund I need.
All in all, I'd use FreeTaxUsa.com again in the future....
Thanks for you advice guys.........
I am glad it worked out for you. Tax time sucks.
One Monkey off your back. :^)