TurboTax Deluxe

Maximize your deductions

(4.3/5 | 17705 reviews)
Star ratings are from 2021

Why use TurboTax Deluxe?

  • Guidance for homeowners

    Your biggest investment might also be your biggest tax break—mortgage interest, property taxes,
    and more.

  • Deduction finder

    Searches for more than 350 tax deductions and credits to get you the biggest
    tax refund—guaranteed.

  • Complex life,
    simplified taxes

    Guides you through common life changes and their impact on your taxes, so you get every tax deduction
    and credit.

  • Deduct your donations

    Track and value items
    you donate to
    charities

    with ItsDeductible™.

  • See your
    audit risk

    Audit Risk Meter™ checks your return for audit triggers and shows your risk level, reducing your chance of
    a
    tax audit.

  • 1 free state download

    Includes state tax preparation for
    one state—
    a $40 value.

Extra guidance to maximize deductions
  • Guidance for homeowners

    Your biggest investment might also be your biggest tax break—mortgage interest, property taxes, and more.

  • Deduction finder

    Searches for more than 350 tax deductions and credits to get you the biggest tax
    refund—guaranteed.

  • Import your W-2 and 1099 info

    Import your W-2 from over a million employers, and your 1099 tax form data
    from participating
    financial institutions.

  • Tax credits for your dependents

    Claim important family tax credits, like the Child & Dependent Care Credit, Earned Income Credit (EIC), and child tax credit.

  • See your audit risk

    Audit Risk Meter™ checks your return for audit triggers and shows your risk level, reducing your chance of a tax audit.

  • Education tax credits

    If you or your children attended college or trade school, get education tax credits and deductions (1098-E, 1098-T) for tuition, books, and student
    loan interest.

  • Deduct your donations

    Accurately track and value items you donate to charities
    with ItsDeductible™ (included) plus other donations such as cash, mileage and stocks.

  • Get a head start

    Import last year's TurboTax return or import your personal information if you prepared your taxes with TaxAct or H&R Block CD/Download software.

Narrow your results
Select all that apply to find reviewers similar to you.
Own a business
Student
Select a row below to filter reviews:
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stress Relief!! This was a great program! Walked me through everything!!
Date published: 2021-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome this software is easy to use and very convenient for filing a late return
Date published: 2021-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Super easy to follow instructions. I've been using TurboTax for many years.
Date published: 2021-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turbo Tax saved me from Chaos and Confusion I'm a committed Turbo Tax user. I find the process streamlined and clear.
Date published: 2021-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from USE A BIGGER FONT !!! Instructions were generally easy to understand - BUT THEY ARE WAY TOO TINY. I have excellent vision for close material ,but I found your font ridiculously small, and my MacBook Pro wouldn't enlarge it. Many pages were 75% blank, so there was plenty of room for a bigger font. Also when I clicked for help or more explanation, it was not always easy to get back to the place I was working on in the return.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from TurboTax Hard to Use for 2020 Tax An example of my disgust with TurboTax 2020 is that when I tried to use e-file for federal and state filing (following the directions, of course), both returns were rejected. The rejection notification from Turbo Tax gave instructions of how to find out the problem(s) by saying to sign into T-Tax again and an explaation of the problems would be the first thing that came up on-screen. That screen never appeared and no matter what I could not find any explanation of the returns' problems. Finally just filed by snail mail. I'm sure I'll here from the IRS now. Thanks a lot.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from E=File Both returns were repeatedly rejected. Finally got Federal return accepted by entering -0- in Spouse's AGI (which is incorrect). Could not fix state return. Rejected because it could not match spouse's SSN to prior year EVEN THOUGH IT WAS CORRECT. Had to mail it and now I need to figure out to get a refund for the State e-file. Not happy.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turbotax is Awesome! Easy Peasy, lemon squeezy, that's what grateful people say.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Final Steps are not well supported TT2020 was the easiest to use version so far. The "hints" (".... don't enter it here; it will be addressed later on" etc.) were a big stress reducer. However, the final steps of saving and printing are poorly supported. Saving the return as a *.pdf is fine but not having the option to specify were it would be saved or even telling me where it would be saved. One with lessor familiarity with Windows Explorer would have a hard time with this. It was also difficult to distinguish the file names of the filing copy and the retention copy. THERE SHOULD BE BUILT-IN UTILITY TO MAKE BACKUP COPIES OF BOTH THE tt-data AND THE returns TO A USB DRIVE OR CD - an AIR-GAPPED BACKUP IS ESSENTIAL THESE DAYS! I was VERY disappointed when TT did not import information for my rental properties from MY 2019 return. I cannot help but think you removed this functionality when I declined the in-app $30 offer to update from Basic to Premier.
Date published: 2021-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT PRODUCT The product is very thorough insofar as covering all aspects of a particular tax issue The product is very user friendly
Date published: 2021-10-17
TurboTax® Deluxe CD or Download Reviews - Page 2
Narrow your results
Select all that apply to find reviewers similar to you.
Own a business
Student
Select a row below to filter reviews:
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stress Relief!! This was a great program! Walked me through everything!!
Date published: 2021-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome this software is easy to use and very convenient for filing a late return
Date published: 2021-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Super easy to follow instructions. I've been using TurboTax for many years.
Date published: 2021-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turbo Tax saved me from Chaos and Confusion I'm a committed Turbo Tax user. I find the process streamlined and clear.
Date published: 2021-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from USE A BIGGER FONT !!! Instructions were generally easy to understand - BUT THEY ARE WAY TOO TINY. I have excellent vision for close material ,but I found your font ridiculously small, and my MacBook Pro wouldn't enlarge it. Many pages were 75% blank, so there was plenty of room for a bigger font. Also when I clicked for help or more explanation, it was not always easy to get back to the place I was working on in the return.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from TurboTax Hard to Use for 2020 Tax An example of my disgust with TurboTax 2020 is that when I tried to use e-file for federal and state filing (following the directions, of course), both returns were rejected. The rejection notification from Turbo Tax gave instructions of how to find out the problem(s) by saying to sign into T-Tax again and an explaation of the problems would be the first thing that came up on-screen. That screen never appeared and no matter what I could not find any explanation of the returns' problems. Finally just filed by snail mail. I'm sure I'll here from the IRS now. Thanks a lot.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from E=File Both returns were repeatedly rejected. Finally got Federal return accepted by entering -0- in Spouse's AGI (which is incorrect). Could not fix state return. Rejected because it could not match spouse's SSN to prior year EVEN THOUGH IT WAS CORRECT. Had to mail it and now I need to figure out to get a refund for the State e-file. Not happy.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turbotax is Awesome! Easy Peasy, lemon squeezy, that's what grateful people say.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Final Steps are not well supported TT2020 was the easiest to use version so far. The "hints" (".... don't enter it here; it will be addressed later on" etc.) were a big stress reducer. However, the final steps of saving and printing are poorly supported. Saving the return as a *.pdf is fine but not having the option to specify were it would be saved or even telling me where it would be saved. One with lessor familiarity with Windows Explorer would have a hard time with this. It was also difficult to distinguish the file names of the filing copy and the retention copy. THERE SHOULD BE BUILT-IN UTILITY TO MAKE BACKUP COPIES OF BOTH THE tt-data AND THE returns TO A USB DRIVE OR CD - an AIR-GAPPED BACKUP IS ESSENTIAL THESE DAYS! I was VERY disappointed when TT did not import information for my rental properties from MY 2019 return. I cannot help but think you removed this functionality when I declined the in-app $30 offer to update from Basic to Premier.
Date published: 2021-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT PRODUCT The product is very thorough insofar as covering all aspects of a particular tax issue The product is very user friendly
Date published: 2021-10-17
TurboTax® Deluxe CD or Download Reviews - Page 2
Commonly Filed Tax Forms and Schedules
1040U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Schedule 1Additional Income and Adjustments to Income
Schedule 3Non-refundable Credits
Schedule AItemized Deductions
Schedule BInterest and Dividend Income
Schedule CCovers miscellaneous income and some related expenses (1099-MISC)
Schedule DCapital Gains and Losses
Schedule ESupplemental Income and Loss, including rental property
Schedule EICEarned Income Credit
Schedule SESelf-Employment Tax
Other Tax Forms and Schedules
Form 982Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness
Form 1040-ESEstimated Tax for Individuals
Form 1040-VPayment Vouchers
Form 1040XAmended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1095-AHealth Insurance Marketplace Statement
Form 1098Mortgage Interest Statement
Form 1098-CContributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats and Airplanes
Form 1098-EStudent Loan Interest Statement
Form 1098-TTuition Statement
Form 1099-AAcquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property
Form 1099-BProceeds from Broker Transactions
Form 1099-CCancellation of Debt
Form 1099-DIVDividends and Distributions
Form 1099-GCertain Government Payments
Form 1099-INTInterest Income
Form 1099-KPayment Card and Third Party Network Transactions
Form 1099-MISCMiscellaneous Income
Form 1099-NECNon Employee Compensation
Form 1099-OIDOriginal Issue Discount
Form 1099-QPayments From Qualified Education Programs
Form 1099-RDistributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement, etc.
Form 1099-SADistributions from an HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA
Form 1116/AMTAMT Foreign Tax Credit/Foreign Tax Credit
Form 1310Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form 2106Employee Business Expenses
Form 2120Multiple Support Declaration
Form 2210-FUnderpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers and Fishermen
Form 2210/2210AIUnderpayment of Tax/Annualized Income
Form 2439Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains
Form 2441Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Form 2555Foreign Earned Income
Form 3115Application for Change in Accounting Method
Form 3468Investment Credit
Form 3800General Business Credit
Form 3903Moving Expenses
Form 4136Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels
Form 4137Tax on Unreported Tip Income
Form 4255Recapture of Investment Credit
Form 4506Request for Copy of Tax Form
Form 4562Depreciation and Amortization
Form 4684Casualties and Theft
Form 4797Sales of Business Property
Form 4835Farm Rental Income and Expenses
Form 4852Substitute for Form W-2 or 1099-R
Form 4868Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File
Form 4952/AMTAMT Investment Interest Expense Deduction/Investment Interest Expense Deduction
Form 4972Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions
Form 5329Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (including IRAs)
Form 5405First-Time Homebuyer Credit and Repayment of the Credit
Form 5695Residential Energy Credits
Form 6198At-Risk Limitations
Form 6251Alternative Minimum Tax
Form 6252Installment Sale Income
Form 6781Gains/Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles
Form 7202Credit for Sick Leave and Family Leave of Certain Self-Employed Individuals
Form 8283Non-cash Charitable Contributions
Form 8332Release of Claim to Exemption for Child of Divorced or Separated Parents
Form 8379Injured Spouse Allocation
Form 8396Mortgage Interest Credit
Form 8453U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS E-File Return
Form 8582/AMT/CRPassive Activity Loss Limitations/AMT/Credit Limitations
Form 8586Low-Income Housing Credit
Form 8606Nondeductible IRAs
Form 8615Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income
Form 8801Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax
Form 8814Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends
Form 8815Exclusion of Interest from Series EE and I U.S. Savings Bonds
Form 8822Change of Address
Form 8824Like-Kind Exchange
Form 8829Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Form 8834Qualified Electric Vehicle Credit
Form 8839Qualified Adoption Expenses
Form 8853Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts
Form 8857Request for Innocent Spouse Relief
Form 8859Carryforward of D.C. First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 8862Information to Claim Certain Refundable Credits After Disallowance
Form 8863Education Credits
Form 8880Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
Form 8881Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs
Form 8885Health Coverage Tax Credit
Form 8888Direct Deposit of Refund
Form 8889Health Savings Account
Form 8903Domestic Production Activities Deduction
Form 8910Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8911Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit
Form 8915-BQualified 2017 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments
Form 8915-CQualified 2018 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments
Form 8915-DQualified 2019 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments
Form 8915-EQualified 2020 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments
Form 8919Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages
Form 8936Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8938Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets
Form 8941Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums
Form 8949Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets
Form 8958Allocation of Community Property Amounts
Form 8959Additional Medicare Tax
Form 8960Net Investment Income Tax
Form 8962Premium Tax Credit
Form 8994Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave
Form 8995Qualified Business Income Deduction Simplified Computation
Form 8995-AQualified Business Income Deduction
Form 9465Installment Agreement Request
Form 14039Identity Theft Affidavit
Form SS-4Application for Employer Identification Number
Form W-2Wages and Tax Statement
Form W-2GCertain Gambling Winnings
Form W-4Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Schedule 8812Child Tax Credit
Schedule FProfit or Loss from Farming
Schedule HHousehold Employment Taxes
Schedule JIncome Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen
Schedule RCredit for Elderly or Disabled
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.
Schedules K-3 (Form 1120S)Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits, etc.-International
Schedules K-3 (Form 1065)Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc.-International
Schedule LEPRequest for Change in Language Preference
TurboTax Federal Tax
Year
2021 Software
Minimum System Requirements

Product activation required via internet. Download option requires free online
Intuit account.

Windows® CD/Download Products
(Basic, Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business
and Business)
NOTE: TurboTax Business is Windows Only

Operating Systems
  • Windows 8.1 or later (Windows 8
    not supported)
    • Specific Win OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
RAM
  • 2 GB or more recommended
Hard Disk Space
  • 1 GB for TurboTax (plus up to 4.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 if not
    already installed)
Monitor
  • 1024x768 or higher recommended
Third Party Software
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 (included with TurboTax Installer)
Internet Connection
  • 1 Mbps modem (Broadband connection highly recommended). Required for product activation, software updates and optional
    online features
Printer
  • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer
  • Administrative rights required


Mac CD/Download Products (Basic, Deluxe, Premier, and Home & Business)

Operating Systems
  • macOS Catalina 10.15 or later (macOS Mojave 10.14 not supported)
    • Specific MAC OS: macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Big Sur 11, macOS Monterey 12
RAM
  • 2 GB or more recommended
Hard Disk Space
  • 1 GB for TurboTax
Monitor
  • 1024x768 or higher recommended
Internet Connection
  • 1 Mbps modem (Broadband connection highly recommended). Required for product activation, software updates and optional
    online features
Printer
  • Any Macintosh-compatible inkjet or laser printer


Technical Support
Easy to use & guaranteed accurate
  • No tax knowledge needed

    Translates taxes into easy to answer questions about your life and puts the information in the right place for you.

  • Tailored for your unique situation

    Guides you through common life changes, big or small, and finds any new tax deductions and credits you may qualify for.

  • Thousands of error checks

    Double-checks your tax return for accuracy before you file, so you won't miss
    a thing.

  • Finish your state return faster

    Once you complete your federal taxes, transfer your information over to your state return (fees may apply).

  • Go at your own pace—no
    appointment necessary

    Finish your tax return at one time or do a little at a time and pick up right where you left off.

  • Up-to-date with the latest tax laws

    When tax laws change, TurboTax changes with them, so you can be confident you have the
    latest information.

  • Security is built into everything we do

    TurboTax safeguards your information, so you can file your taxes confidently and without
    any worries.

  • See your tax refund in real time

    Displays your refund (or tax due) in real time, so you always know where
    you stand.

  • Your tax refund, your way

    Choose to receive your tax refund by check or direct deposit to your
    bank account.

  • 1 free state download

    Includes state tax preparation for one state – a $40 value.

  • 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.

  • Answers as you go

    Free U.S.-based product support by phone and easy-to-understand answers
    online 24/7.

Product activation required via Internet. Download option requires free online Intuit account. Windows 8 and macOS Mojave 10.14 not supported, click here for full
system requirements.

What customers are saying
about TurboTax
Deluxe CD/Download

  • customer review 5 out of 5

    Keeping Tax
    Time Simple

    Overall a very good, concise, detailed, and with explanations of different areas of the tax code. I have been a customer for over 10 years."

    IOTTMAN -
    Seattle, WA

  • customer review 5 out of 5

    Superior Tax
    Software Product

    "Overall, if I were to give a grade, I would give TurboTax an A+ rating! The software is user-friendly. I've been using TurboTax since its inception and will continue to make it my only
    tax software."

    LDT714 -
    New York

  • customer review 5 out of 5

    Easier than ever

    "I have been using TurboTax for more years that I can remember. I do know that it gets easier and easier with each passing year. I will continue to use TurboTax to complete my income tax returns. Thanks TurboTax."

    DebPhilly -
    NC


*Actual customer testimonials. Photos are illustrative only.

View all product reviews

Get your maximum tax
refund — guaranteed

  • Maximum Refund Guarantee

    Searches over
    350 tax deductions

    TurboTax finds every tax deduction and credit you qualify for to get you the biggest tax refund, guaranteed.

  • Complete Check of Your Return

    Double-checks your return

    TurboTax runs through thousands of error checks and double-checks your tax returns as you go to help make sure there are no mistakes.

  • 100% accurate calculations guarantee

    100% accurate calculations

    TurboTax calculations are 100% accurate so your taxes will be done right, guaranteed, or we'll pay you any IRS penalties.



Curious if TurboTax CD/Download is right for you?


Compare it side-by-side with
TurboTax Online.