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Why TurboTax Basic is the easiest choice for you…
Ideal for returning TurboTax users, TurboTax Basic makes doing your simple taxes easy by guiding you step by step through your federal tax return. It searches for credits and provides tax-saving tips to help you get the biggest refund you deserve. TurboTax also double checks information as you go to help make sure your return is accurate. Be confident it’s done right.
Choose TurboTax Basic if any of the following apply to you:
- You file a 1040EZ or other simple tax return
- You own your home but don’t have a mortgage
- You rent your home
If you have a mortgage, childcare expenses, or made charitable donations, TurboTax Deluxe can help you maximize your deductions for your biggest tax refund.
If you own investments or rental property, choose TurboTax Premier. It has everything in Deluxe PLUS provides extra guidance to help you get the most from your investments.
If you are a sole proprietor, consultant, 1099 contractor, or single-owner LLC, TurboTax Home & Business has everything in Premier and can help you make the most of your business and personal tax deductions.
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Everything you need to do your taxes, easily and accurately.
We Do the Hard Work for You
Easy Questions, Tailored to You — We ask questions in plain English and then put your answers on the right forms for you, including 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. TurboTax skips interview questions that don’t apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.
Transfer Last Year’s Tax Info — No retyping necessary. TurboTax fills in information from your previous year’s return to help save time and increase accuracy. You’ll be shown what you’re importing and where it goes in your tax return.
Automatically Fill in W–2 and 1099 Info — Get your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 400,000 participating employers and financial institutions. TurboTax automatically places it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary.
Import Your Financial Data — Import information directly from ItsDeductible, so you can skip the cut and paste this year.
Continue at Your Own Pace — Save your progress. Do your taxes at your own pace, at any time of day.
We Help You Make Sure Your Taxes Are Correct
Smart Check™ Scans for Mistakes — Before you file, TurboTax completes thousands of error checks on your tax return to help make sure it is accurate and you avoid triggering an audit.
Guaranteed Accurate Calculations — If you should get hit with an IRS or state penalty or interest due to a TurboTax calculation error, we’ll pay you the penalty and interest.
Keep Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Laws — With a single click you can check for updates each time you start to ensure your return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms. No more disruptions while you work on your return.
Get Answers When You Need Them
Live Tax Answers — Get answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community. Plus, you’ll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.
Straightforward Guidance & Advice — Find answers on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get explanations of specific tax areas in plain English and helpful examples when you need them.
EasyGuide™ — Not sure how to answer a tax question? We’ll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.
Life Events Expert — We explain how changes in your life, such as purchasing a home, changing jobs or becoming a parent, will affect your taxes so you can prepare your return with confidence.
FREE Technical Support — Got a software question? No problem! Get answers from a TurboTax expert via phone or live chat.
Get Your Tax Refund Faster with Included Federal Efile
See Your Tax Refund in Real Time — Watch your refund add up as you complete your tax return. Our Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.
Federal Efile Included — Efile your federal return to get the fastest refund possible. Free federal efile is included with TurboTax at no extra charge. If you’re a returning user, we’ll automatically transfer your efile information from your previous year’s return to save you even more time.
Plus, these helpful features make doing your taxes even easier:
Search Topics or Forms — Looking for a specific form? Just type in the name of the form and TurboTax will take you to it.
Compare Sales Tax vs. State Income Tax Deduction Savings — We show you which tax deduction will get you the biggest savings: sales tax paid or state and local income tax paid.
Remove the Confusion from Vehicle Registration Deductions — We tell you if you can deduct vehicle registration costs and how to take the deduction.
Get Your Tax Situation Summarized — We compare this year’s return to last year’s return and show you how your numbers compare with the U.S. average.
Understand the AMT and How to Avoid It — Gain a better understanding of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and how it affects your bottom line. Learn why you may be subject to AMT and how you can avoid it in the future.
Get Help with Education Credits and Deductions — We’ll tell you who qualifies for education credits, which expenses are deductible and how to save the most money.
Extra Help for Social Security and Other Types of Income — We provide you with extra help for entering Social Security income, Disability income, Supplemental Security income, and dependent’s Social Security income.
Simplified Estimated Tax Payments — We explain how estimated taxes work and tell you if you need to make estimated quarterly payments.
Risk Free — Not sure Basic Edition will cover your unique situation? Start anytime and we will prompt you if another TurboTax program may be better for you. When you upgrade, the info you’ve already entered so far will transfer automatically.
Get Step by Step Guidance Amending Your Return, if You Need To — TurboTax makes it easy to amend your return. Need more time? You can submit an application for a filing extension with just a few clicks.
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|TurboTax||Leading Tax Store|
|Asks you questions and fills in the right tax forms||
|Gets you every deduction and credit you deserve||
|Easily handles major life changes that can affect your taxes||
|Free tax advice from experienced tax experts who are all CPAs, Enrolled Agents, or Tax Attorneys1||
|Prepare and file your taxes on your schedule, anytime, 24/7||
|Saves you an average of $100 or more in preparing your taxes2||
|Saves you from additional form-by-form charges||
TurboTax prepared more federal tax returns last year than the leading tax store.3
1Live tax advice service is free and available year-round by phone or live chat for questions on 2012 U.S. Federal and State tax returns (restrictions apply). Free Edition customers only receive live chat; Business Edition customers only receive phone. Service, experience levels, hours of operation and availability vary and are subject to change without notice. Tax Attorneys are not providing legal advice and are authorized under IRS Circ 230 to provide tax assistance and tax advice. See full offer details.
2Based on 2012 reported company and survey data for personal returns. Actual savings vary based on tax situation.
3Based upon industry, historical and publicly available data for 2010 returns in the U.S.