Taxes Got You Down? Here's All the Free Stuff You Can Get on April 15

Cinnabon is bringing back its popular
For a lot of people, Tax Day isn't a happy day. Maybe you found out you owe a lot of money to the IRS; maybe you just spent way too long waiting in line at the post office. The good news is that several companies go out of their way to offer great deals and freebies on April 15 to ease the sting of dealing with the IRS. Here are a few:

Freebie Finding Mom flags a few junk-food freebies. Cinnabon is bringing back its popular "Tax Day Bites" promotion, where it offers two free Cinnabon Bites from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meanwhile, Great American Cookies is offering free birthday cake cookies all day, dubbing them "Cookie Currency Tax Rebates." And Arby's is offering free value-size orders of curly fries or small potato cakes all day on April 15 -- just print out this coupon.

Want to hit the movies after you finish your ordeal at the Post Office? AMC is offering a free small popcorn with this coupon Unlike many of these freebies, this one is actually valid for all of "tax weekend" -- it can be used from April 12 through 15. You can print it out or present it on a smartphone. passes along a freebies that's truly relevant to Tax Day: Up to 5 pounds of free shredding at Office Depot with a coupon. The deal is good through April 16 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. (Just be careful not to shred any important documents, as you'll need to have them handy in case you get audited.) Another helpful coupon from Office Depot lets you get a free black-and-white copy of your tax return, up to 25 pages; the coupon is good through May 1.

Matt Brownell is the consumer and retail reporter for DailyFinance. You can reach him at, and follow him on Twitter at @Brownellorama.

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Quite the list of taxes you have. I could not help but notice that there is also the Universal Services Fee (on most utility bills and the Death Tax. Bob, don't give the gov't any idea. If they heard of the emty wallet tax they would apply that too. Thanks for the smiles you both provided me as I read your poss. These were good ones.

April 15 2013 at 1:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Also, Livingsocial has 15% off, with the code: TAXDAY. :)

April 15 2013 at 1:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Thanks Scottee, for pointing that out. I was wondering if they have a empty wallet tax?

April 14 2013 at 10:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How much tax (money) is ever enough?
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
Capital Gains Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Court Fines (indirect taxes)
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel permit tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax Interest expense (tax on the money)
Inventory tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Local Income Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Septic Permit Tax
Service Charge Taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Taxes (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Road Toll Booth Taxes
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone federal excise tax
Telephone federal universal service fee tax
Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
Telephone state and local tax
Telephone usage charge tax
Toll Bridge Taxes
Toll Tunnel Taxes
Traffic Fines (indirect taxation)
Trailer registration tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

April 14 2013 at 7:53 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply