Seriously, eSmart Tax is offering just that. They are subsidy of Liberty Tax Service and they are giving 2.2 million people the opportunity to file their tax returns with them absolutely free of charge. There’s a catch though (there always is right), but this catch is pretty interesting. They’re offering this free filing service to anyone with the last name “Johnson,” and as the Internets tell me, there are roughly 2,200,000 of them in the US. The Johnson clan ranks second most popular trailing only Smith.
If you head over to www.iamajohnson.com (even if you’re not, ’cause they also have good options for us less-than-Johnsons) you can apply for your free return. They’re using a bunch of social media including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. They’ve also gotten the help of a real-life Johnson, Daryl Johnson in fact, to be the face of their entire campaign. If you didn’t guess by now, that’s his lovely mug up there.