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We coach you step-by-step to help get your
taxes done right,
even if you have no
previous tax knowledge.

Did you own a home in 2015?

You answer simple questions about your life.
We do all the math.

Simply tell us what you do for a living, if you own a home, if you have any children, and about any charitable donations you made this year. Our calculations are 100% accurate, guaranteed. Plus, TurboTax is always up-to-date with the latest tax laws, including health care, so you can be confident your taxes will be done right.

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Auto importing your information is fast, easy, and reliable.

Automatically import your W-2 tax form information directly into your TurboTax return from over a million participating employers and financial institutions. This saves you time, and helps to ensure your information is entered quickly, correctly, and completely. Plus, we securely save your information as you go, so you can always come back and finish later.

Checking for missed tax deductions and credits

We double-check your return to make sure it's done right and you get your maximum tax refund, guaranteed.

We run thousands of error checks as you go and double-check your return before you file to help make sure there are no mistakes. We search over 350 tax deductions and credits to find every tax break you qualify for so you get your maximum refund, guaranteed. Plus, we'll explain why your unique tax situation resulted in your exact refund amount.

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File your return electronically to get your fastest refund possible, guaranteed. For extra peace of mind, you'll receive immediate email confirmation from the IRS once your tax return has been accepted. Once you've filed, you can track your tax return online or on your phone with our TurboTax mobile app to know exactly when your refund will hit your bank account.

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  • Filing Deadline: IRS filing deadline for tax year 2015 is April 18, 2016 (except for residents of Massachusetts or Maine, where the IRS filing deadline for tax year 2015 is April 19, 2016).
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