How TurboTax works

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 2013?

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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W-2 import complete

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.

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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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We're standing by 24/7

Get answers when you talk or chat with our experts,* or visit our community 24/7.

Types of support: chat, call and community

Chat live with a TurboTax expert to get answers to your questions

A TurboTax expert will answer your questions when you call

Visit our community forum 24/7 for answers anytime

Get personalized answers to your questions.

Get personalized answers to your questions when you call a TurboTax expert.* Or, visit our community forum at any time for additional support and TurboTax tips. Plus, in the unlikely event that the IRS does contact you, we've got you covered with our Audit Support Guarantee.

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An email confirmation has been sent to you.

Get your fastest tax refund possible.

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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Use some of your federal refund to purchase an e-gift card and we'll add up to a 10% bonus! See offer details.

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Subtract any fees from your federal tax refund

Pay nothing out of pocket.

If you do not want to use a credit card, simply subtract any TurboTax preparation fees from your federal tax refund and have the remaining balance deposited directly into your bank account. Additional fees may apply.

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Satisfaction guaranteed!

TurboTax gives you the power to get your taxes done right and your maximum refund, guaranteed. Start TurboTax now and prepare your tax return for FREE. Pay only when you decide to print or efile.

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