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Video: How TurboTax Protects You from an IRS Audit

Updated for Tax Year 2021 / October 16, 2021 07:21 AM


OVERVIEW

At TurboTax we help you avoid the hassle of an audit.


Video transcript:

The IRS audits less than 1% of all taxpayers. And with TurboTax you can make sure your risk is as low as it can go.

First, we’ll guide you step by step, to help you avoid making mistakes while preparing your tax return. Then, when you’re finished with your taxes, TurboTax double checks your return to ensure accuracy and avoid common audit triggers.

Our calculations are 100% guaranteed. If you’re ever assessed an IRS or state penalty or interest due to a TurboTax calculation error, we’ll pay you the penalty and interest.

Our Audit Risk Meter will show you just where you stand before you file. Of course, even with a spotless tax return, there’s always a rare chance you may be randomly audited.

TurboTax has you covered

When you file your taxes with TurboTax, you automatically receive access to our Audit Support Center for help understanding your IRS notice, what to expect and how to prepare for an audit, and finding year-round answers to your audit questions. The TurboTax Audit Support Guarantee also includes the option to connect with an experienced tax professional for free one-on-one audit guidance.

For those who want even more protection, TurboTax offers Audit Defense, which provides full representation in the event of an audit, for an additional fee.

Remember, with TurboTax, we'll ask you simple questions about your life and help you fill out all the right tax forms. With TurboTax you can be confident your taxes are done right, from simple to complex tax returns, no matter what your situation.


All you need to know is yourself

Just answer simple questions about your life, and TurboTax Free Edition will take care of the rest.

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