TurboTax Basic

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  • No tax knowledge needed

    We'll ask you easy questions about your year and fill in all the right tax forms for you.

  • Personalized to your unique situation

    We ask questions to get to know you. Then, based on what you tell us, we'll search for every tax break that applies to you.

  • Thousands of error checks

    You won't miss a thing, we'll double-check your tax return for accuracy before you file.

  • Finish your state return faster

    Once you complete your federal taxes, we can transfer your information over to your state return to help you finish quickly and easily. (Fees may apply*)

  • Go at your own pace—no appointment necessary

    Finish your tax return in one visit or do a little at a time. We automatically save your progress as you go, so you can always pick up where you left off.

  • Always up-to-date

    When tax laws change, we’re on top of it, so you can be sure your tax return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms.

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    We're dedicated to safeguarding your personal information. We test our site daily for security, use the most advanced technology available, and employ a dedicated Privacy Team.

  • See your tax refund in real time

    We display and update your federal and state tax refunds (or taxes due) as you do your income taxes, so you always know where you stand.

  • Free federal e-file for your fastest possible tax refund*

    E-file your federal and state tax return with direct deposit to get your fastest tax refund possible. Free federal e-file is included.

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Reviews from TurboTax Basic CD/Download users

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 677 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Since I don't have a complicated filing. it is nice to have a source to use and do it without going to another person. I did wait until late due to getting all those sorry emails early on you sent out. April 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Finally finished I think the e-file ha gone through, but the print was so small, it makes me question it. I'll have to double check. Please return to prior year screens and directions. Customer support was excellent. February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use! This is my first time using TurboTax, but I will definitely continue to use it! It isn't complicated at all and it constantly offers you help if you don't understand something. I highly recommend it! March 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Down load failed System returned an unexpected runtime error, for every attempt, The downloaded fix did not fix my program. Had to find and download manually. It leaves me wondering if I filled the updated return. February 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hidden fees! While trying to do my taxes, NO WHERE on the box does it say you have to pay to send state taxes separately from federal. That is ridiculous and it's very upsetting. I will NEVER use TurboTax again. April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Easy I was hoping this would be easy and boy was it. I'm so thankful that I found this software, it saved me a ton of time and the expense of having to pay someone to do it for me. Thanks for a great product. April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Takes the pain out of doing taxes! I use to dread tax season. I had to make an appointment with our tax man, take time out of my day to go to the appointment, and then pay the tax man to do our taxes. Now it is quick, easy, and inexpensive! February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast and Easy! Thank you for the easy to use software for completing my return. I love how I can get the Simple version for $10 at my place of employment, than another $1 off with my employee discount. Thanks! February 16, 2015
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Minimum requirements for your computer

Windows® CD/Download Products

Below are the minimum requirements for TurboTax Deluxe Federal 2015 software installed on a Windows computer.


  • Pentium 4 or Later.
  • Athlon or Later.


  • 1024x768 or higher recommended.

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Administrative rights required.


  • 1 GB or more recommended.

Hard Disk Space

  • 650 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 client if not already installed).

Third Party Software

  • Microsoft .NET 4 included with TurboTax Installer.
  • Adobe Reader 10 or higher.
  • Administrative rights required.

Internet Connection

  • 56 Kbps (Broadband connection recommended).


  • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer.

Mac CD/Download Products

Below are the minimum requirements for TurboTax Deluxe Federal 2015 software installed on a Mac computer.


  • Multi core Intel Processor with 64-bit Support.


  • 1024x768 screen resolution or higher.

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X v10.9 or later [64-bit required].


  • 2 GB of memory.

Hard Disk Space

  • Federal Products: 460 MB.

Internet Connection

  • 56 Kbps (Broadband connection highly recommended).


  • Any Macintosh-compatible inkjet or laser printer.

Tax Forms included with TurboTax CD/Download products

Commonly Filed Tax Forms and Schedules
1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
1040A U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Schedule B Interest and Dividend Income
Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit
1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Schedule A Itemized Deductions
Schedule C Self-Employment Business Income and Deductions
Schedule SE Self-Employment Tax
Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses
Schedule E Supplemental Income and Loss, including rental property
Other Tax Forms and Schedules
Schedule F Profit or Loss from Farming
Schedule H Household Employment Taxes
Schedule J Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen
Schedules K-1 (Form 1041) Estates and Trusts
Schedules K-1 (Form 1065) Partner's Share of Income, Credits, Deductions
Schedules K-1 (Form 1120S) Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits, etc
Schedule R Credit for Elderly or Disabled
Form 982 Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness
Form 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals
Form 1040-V Payment Vouchers
Form 1040X Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace Statement
Form 1095-B Health Coverage
Form 1095-C Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage
Form 1098 Mortgage Interest Statement
Form 1098-C Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats and Airplanes
Form 1098-E Student Loan Interest Statement
Form 1098-T Tuition Statement
Form 1099-A Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property
Form 1099-B Proceeds from Broker Transactions
Form 1099-C Cancellation of Debt
Form 1099-DIV Dividends and Distributions
Form 1099-G Certain Government Payments
Form 1099-INT Interest Income
Form 1099-K Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions
Form 1099-MISC Miscellaneous Income
Form 1099-OID Original Issue Discount
Form 1099-Q Payments From Qualified Education Programs
Form 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement, etc.
Form 1099-SA Distributions from an HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA
Form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit
Form 1310 Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form 14039 Identity Theft Affidavit
Form 2106/EZ Employee Business Exp/EZ Employee Business Expenses Short Form
Form 2120 Multiple Support Declaration
Form 2210/2210AI Underpayment of Tax/Annualized Income
Form 2210-F Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers and Fishermen
Form 2439 Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains
Form 2441 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Form 2555 Foreign Earned Income
Form 3468 Investment Credit
Form 3800 General Business Credit
Form 3903 Moving Expenses
Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels
Form 4137 Tax on Unreported Tip Income
Form 4255 Recapture of Investment Credit
Form 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Form
Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
Form 4684 Casualties and Theft
Form 4797 Sales of Business Property
Form 4835 Farm Rental Income and Expenses
Form 4852 Substitute for Form W-2 or 1099-R
Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File
Form 4952/AMT AMT Investment Interest Expense Deduction/Investment Interest Expense Deduction
Form 4972 Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions
Form 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (including IRAs)
Form 5405 First-Time Homebuyer Credit and Repayment of the Credit
Form 5695 Residential Energy Credits
Form 6198 At-Risk Limitations
Form 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax
Form 6252 Installment Sale Income
Form 6781 Gains/Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles
Form 8283 Non-cash Charitable Contributions
Form 8332 Release of Claim to Exemption for Child of Divorced of Separated Parents
Form 8379 Injured Spouse Allocation
Form 8396 Mortgage Interest Credit
Form 8453 U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS E-File Return
Form 8582/AMT/CR Passive Activity Loss Limitations/AMT/Credit Limitations
Form 8586 Low-Income Housing Credit
Form 8606 Nondeductible IRAs
Form 8615 Tax for Certain Children who have Unearned Income
Form 8801 Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax
Form 8812 Additional Child Tax Credit
Form 8814 Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends
Form 8815 Exclusion of Interest from Series EE and I U.S. Savings Bonds
Form 8822 Change of Address
Form 8824 Like-Kind Exchange
Form 8829 Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Form 8834 Qualified Electric and Plug-in Electric Vehicle Credit
Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses
Form 8853 Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts
Form 8857 Request for Innocent Spouse Relief
Form 8859 Carryforward of D.C. First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 8862 Information to Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance
Form 8863 Education Credits
Form 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
Form 8881 Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs
Form 8885 Health Coverage Tax Credit
Form 8888 Direct Deposit of Refund
Form 8889 Health Savings Account
Form 8903 Domestic Production Activities Deduction
Form 8910 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8911 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit
Form 8917 Tuition and Fees Deduction
Form 8919 Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages
Form 8936 Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8938 Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets
Form 8941 Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums
Form 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets
Form 8958 Allocation of Community Property Amounts
Form 8959 Additional Medicare Tax
Form 8960 Net Investment Income Tax
Form 8962 Premium Tax Credit (PTC)
Form 8965 Health Coverage Exemptions
Form 9465 Installment Agreement Request
Form SS-4 Application for Employer Identification Number
Form W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Form W-2 Wages and Tax Statement
Form W-2G Certain Gambling Winnings
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