1. TurboTax /
  2. Tax Calculators & Tools /
  3. Tax Tips and Videos

Tax tips & videos

We make becoming tax savvy easy with our how-to tax tips. Taxes Made Easy. Taxes Done Right®

Tax tip videos

Everything from managing deductions to tax tips for the self employed, we have you covered.

Browse all tax videos
Select a playlist:
TurboTax YouTube Channel
Select a playlist:
  • Chris Adams, customer since 2008, shares how easy it was to file his taxes with TurboTax after buying a house and welcoming a new addition to the family in the same year.  No matter what the life stage, TurboTax makes it easy for customers to file their taxes - no expertise required.

    Taxes for Life Stages: Buying a House and Having a Baby - TurboTax Customer Review

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com Abhik Dutta, customer since 2007, shares how easy TurboTax made it to file his taxes jointly for the first time after getting married. No matter what the life stage, TurboTax makes it easy for customers to file their taxes - no expertise required.

    Taxes for Life Stages: Getting Married - TurboTax Customer Review

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com First-time customer Jacqueline Bui shares how easy TurboTax made it to file her taxes after graduating college and getting a full-time job. No matter what the life stage, TurboTax makes it easy for customers to file their taxes - no expertise required.

    Taxes for Life Stages: Recent College Grad with a New Job - TurboTax Customer Review

  • Download for iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turbotax-tax-preparation-complete/id940247939?mt=8. Download for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intuit.turbotax.mobile&hl=en. The tax deadline is approaching. TurboTax makes it a snap. Capture your W-2 with a photo anytime, anywhere. Then finish fast, on any device. Get the TurboTax app and file for free today!

    Hurry, Beat the Tax Deadline, File Fast with the TurboTax Mobile App! - TurboTax Video Demo

  • https://myturbotax.intuit.com Let’s explore the security measures TurboTax uses to keep your data safe and secure. Learn how to confirm your TurboTax Online account information by email, text, or by a different method.

    How Does TurboTax Secure My Data? - TurboTax Support Video

  • https://myturbotax.intuit.com We'll show you step-by-step how to print your tax return in TurboTax Online if you can’t e-file it. You'll need Adobe Reader installed, which most computers already have.

    What If I Can’t E-file and I Don’t Have a Printer? - TurboTax Support Video

  • Healthcare.gov and other state marketplaces are holding special enrollment periods for those who received a tax penalty in 2014 for being uninsured.  Find out if you can enroll in health coverage for 2015 at www.turbotaxhealth.com.

    How TurboTax Online Works - TurboTax Video Demo

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com/health-care/ The Affordable Care Act cost-sharing subsidy is designed to lower you out-of-pocket health care costs when you purchase health insurance from the Marketplace. Watch this video guide to learn more about who qualifies for the Affordable Care Act cost-sharing subsidy and how to claim it.Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/turbotax
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/turbotax
Twitter: https://twitter.com/turbotax
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/turbotax/
Google+ :  https://plus.google.com/+turbotax

    What is the Affordable Care Act Cost-Sharing Subsidy (Obamacare)? -- TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com/health-care/ The Affordable Care Act requires all Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. But, who qualifies for an Affordable Care Act exemption? Find out more about who qualifies for an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty, how to claim an exemption on your tax return and how the Affordable Care Act may affect your taxes with this video guide from TurboTax.

    Who Qualifies for an Affordable Care Act Exemption (Obamacare)? -- TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com/ Weddings bring us closer together. Or further apart. Or injuries. But no matter what you went through last year, answering questions about it is much simpler. TurboTax 2015 TV Commercial 'Wedding' (Official :60)

    TurboTax 2015 Commercial 'Wedding' - TurboTax TV Ad (Official :60)

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com/ College girl’s gotta eat. And then probably dry-clean her purse. No matter what you went through last year, answering questions about it is much simpler. TurboTax 2015 Commercial Wedding 'Shrimp' (Official :15).

    TurboTax 2015 Commercial Wedding 'Shrimp' - TurboTax TV Ad (Official :15)

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com/ Sometimes fun requires medical insurance. No matter what you went through last year, answering questions about it is simple. Get your taxes done right with TurboTax. TurboTax TV Commercial Mardi Gras 'Loud Noise' (Official :15).

    TurboTax 2015 Commercial Mardi Gras 'Loud Noise' - TurboTax TV Ad (Official :15)

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com Traveling for work can be fun. Or terrible. Or at least a good story for Monday. No matter what you went through last year, answering questions about it is simple. Get your taxes done right with TurboTax. TurboTax 2015 Commercial Mardi Gras 'Where's Janet' (Official :60).

    TurboTax 2015 Commercial Mardi Gras 'Where's Janet?' - TurboTax TV Ad (Official :60)

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com It's the most exciting thing to happen to taxes since the Boston Tea Party. Check out TurboTax's 2015 Short  'Boston Tea Party' Big Game commercial. https://turbotax.intuit.com/commercials/super-bowl

    TurboTax 2015 'Boston Tea Party' Short (Official :15) - TurboTax Big Game Commercial & TV Ad

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com It's the most exciting thing to happen to taxes since the Boston Tea Party. Check out TurboTax's 2015  'Boston Tea Party' Big Game Commercial! https://turbotax.intuit.com/commercials/super-bowl

    TurboTax 2015 'Boston Tea Party' (Official :60) - TurboTax Big Game Commercial & TV Ad

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com/ Weddings bring us closer together. Or further apart. Or injuries. But no matter what you went through last year, answering questions about it is much simpler. TurboTax 2015 TV Commercial 'Wedding' (Official :60)

    TurboTax 2015 Commercial 'Wedding' - TurboTax TV Ad (Official :60)

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com/ College girl’s gotta eat. And then probably dry-clean her purse. No matter what you went through last year, answering questions about it is much simpler. TurboTax 2015 Commercial Wedding 'Shrimp' (Official :15).

    TurboTax 2015 Commercial Wedding 'Shrimp' - TurboTax TV Ad (Official :15)

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com Traveling for work can be fun. Or terrible. Or at least a good story for Monday. No matter what you went through last year, answering questions about it is simple. Get your taxes done right with TurboTax. TurboTax 2015 Commercial Mardi Gras 'Where's Janet' (Official :60).

    TurboTax 2015 Commercial Mardi Gras 'Where's Janet?' - TurboTax TV Ad (Official :60)

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com/ It’s not always easy, but love finds a way. No matter what you went through last year, answering questions about it is simple. Get your taxes done right with TurboTax. TurboTax TV Commercial Mardi Gras 'Statues' (Official :30).

    TurboTax 2015 Commercial Mardi Gras 'Statues' - TurboTax TV Ad (Official :30)

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com/ Sometimes fun requires medical insurance. No matter what you went through last year, answering questions about it is simple. Get your taxes done right with TurboTax. TurboTax TV Commercial Mardi Gras 'Loud Noise' (Official :15).

    TurboTax 2015 Commercial Mardi Gras 'Loud Noise' - TurboTax TV Ad (Official :15)

  • For the first time, taxpayers will be required to report their health care status when they file their taxes. TurboTax CPAs Dirk Reschly and Lisa Greene-Lewis explain what you need to know about health care and taxes this year.

    Do I Need to Report My Health Care Coverage on My Taxes? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • If you’re supporting someone who lives with you, you may be able to claim him or her as a dependent. Beyond the home, if you provide over half of the support for a family member, they may also count as a dependent. TurboTax EA Andrea Chertkow and TurboTax CPA Lisa Greene-Lewis cover the various scenarios where you may be able to claim someone as a dependent on your taxes.

    Who Can I Claim as My Dependent? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Americans should file a 2014 federal income tax return even if their total income is below the Internal Revenue Service filing requirement ($10,150 for individuals or $20,300 for married filing jointly under age 65). TurboTax CPAs Monique LeMons and Lisa Greene-Lewis explain the importance of filing each year, regardless of income levels.

    I Didn't Make A Lot of Money Last Year. Do I Still Need to File My Taxes? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Like 2014, the IRS expects to issue 9 out of 10 tax refunds within 21 days for those who e-filed with direct deposit. TurboTax CPAs Lisa Greene-Lewis and Mike Tullio offer advice for the best ways to track your refund.

    When Will I Get My Refund? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • The Earned Income Credit (EIC or EITC) is a refundable tax credit given to taxpayers that earn low to moderate income from a job or being self-employed. TurboTax CPAs Lisa Greene-Lewis and Stacy Crocker explain the nuances of this frequently asked tax question.

    What is the Earned Income Credit and How is the Amount Determined? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Healthcare.gov and other state marketplaces are holding special enrollment periods for those who received a tax penalty in 2014 for being uninsured.  Find out if you can enroll in health coverage for 2015 at www.turbotaxhealth.com.

    TurboTax Explains Marketplace Insurance Special Enrollment Period - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • TurboTax CPA and blog editor, Lisa Greene-Lewis, joins Designing Spaces to help answer common tax questions like \“Where do I begin?', explain TurboTax’s easy-to-use tools, and offer tips on getting your financial house in shape on February 13th on Lifetime® TV.

    Great Tax Tips from TurboTax - Designing Spaces TurboTax TV Spot

  • Every year the IRS reports that about 900,000 people don't file their taxes because they think they don't make enough money and miss out on a refund close to $600.  Those who didn't file taxes in 2011 have until April 15, 2015 to file their  2011 taxes for a refund.  Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA tells you more.

    How to Uncover Unclaimed Tax Refunds - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Learn about four tax credits that you may be able to claim on your tax return. Don't miss out on maximizing your tax refund.

    4 Tax Credits to Boost Your Tax Refund - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Learn who you can claim as a dependent on your tax return!

    Who Can Be Claimed as a Dependent on Your Taxes - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Learn about the 2015 Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, which may boost your tax refund.

    2015 Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Learn who qualifies for the earned income tax credit (EITC), which can present significant tax savings for those who can claim it.

    Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • If you're expecting a tax refund, here are six things you should know for this tax year!

    6 Things to Know if You're Expecting a Tax Refund - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Learn about three money saving tips for the New Year.

    3 Money Saving Tips for the New Year - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • TurboTax CPA, Lisa Lewis shares 5 end of year tax tips to help save you money at tax-time.  Find out how expenses like your home, charitable giving, and medical expenses can help you get a bigger tax refund.

    5 End of Year Tax Tips for 2014 - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • TurboTax CPA Lisa Lewis gives you the latest update on expired tax breaks. Find out what tax laws are on the table to be passed by Congress.

    Are Your Tax Breaks Up for Vote? Know the Latest - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • TurboTax CPA Lisa Lewis offers three simple tips for saving money this summer, such as reevaluating your bills, rates and 401k. Watch this helpful video from TurboTax for three ways to increase your summertime funds.Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/turbotax
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/turbotax
Twitter: https://twitter.com/turbotax
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/turbotax/
Google+:  https://plus.google.com/+turbotax

    Simple Tips for Saving Money This Summer – TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  •  Can you reduce your taxable income with income tax deductions? Which type of income tax deduction, standard or itemized, is the best method for you? This episode of TurboTax Tax Fundamentals takes the mystery out of itemized and standard income tax deductions and how to use tax deductions to lower your taxable income and save money on your tax return.Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/turbotax
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/turbotax
Twitter: https://twitter.com/turbotax
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/turbotax/
Google+:  https://plus.google.com/+turbotax

    Reduce Taxable Income with Itemized and Standard Tax Deductions – TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • https://turbotax.intuit.com/health-care Get the facts on the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, and how health care reform will impact your taxes.

    Affordable Health Care Act Explained -- Obamacare Facts - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • What is a dependent? You know claiming dependents gets you tax breaks, but which individuals qualify on your income tax return? Your child? Your neighbor? Your cat? Actually, the term 'dependent' applies to either a qualifying child or a qualifying relative. Watch this video to learn more about who you can claim as a dependent on your tax return.

    What is a Dependent? Who Can You Claim on Your Tax Return? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • The IRS performs an audit on an individual for a wide variety of reasons. Find out why the IRS audits people with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips. TurboTax offers free Audit Support with our products.

    Why Does the IRS Audit People? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Tax law is complicated by nature, but that doesn't mean you can't slowly begin to unravel its mystery over time. Understand your taxes with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    How to Understand Your Taxes - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • A tax audit isn't nearly as scary as it may sound at first glance. Learn about tax audits with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    What are Tax Audits? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • A tax refund is the amount of money you over-pay in taxes throughout the year. Get a tax refund with help from TurboTax in this video clip.

    What is a Tax Refund? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • A number of tax forms exist to cover federal, state and city tax filing situations, but online filing can help you file your taxes accurately even if you can't tell one form from another. Discover why standardized filing makes a difference in this video on tax basics.

    What are Income Tax Forms? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Why would you owe federal taxes even though your employer withholds taxes from your paycheck throughout the year? Learn how the number of allowances you claim can affect your bank balance on April 15th (April 18th for 2010) in this video on tax basics.

    Why Would I Owe Federal Taxes? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  •  Receiving an IRS letter of deficiency is an important part of the IRS tax audit process.  Watch to learn more about the IRS letter of deficiency and IRS notice of deficiency and how it affects your audit.

    Did You Receive an IRS Letter of Deficiency? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Learn more about how to file for bankruptcy, how to stay eligible for bankruptcy, and how it affects your federal tax debt.

    Filing for Personal Bankruptcy? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Watch our demo on how e-filing your tax return can accelerate when you get your tax refund. *Update for 2013:  The IRS issued more than 9 out of 10 refunds to taxpayers in less than 21 days last year. The same results are expected in 2013.

    Efiling for a Faster Tax Refund - TurboTax Video Demo

  • Tax benefits are things that save you money on taxes, like deductions or credits. Educate yourself about tax benefits with help from TurboTax in this video clip.

    What are Tax Benefits? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Finding the tax bracket you fall into will help you know just how much money you have to pay each year. Find your tax bracket with help from TurboTax in this video clip.

    How to Find Your Tax Bracket - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • What are tax codes? IRS tax codes can seem complicated.  Find out more about the IRS internal revenue codes and new tax laws, explained in easy-to-understand terms with TurboTax.

    What are Tax Codes? Understanding IRS Tax Code - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Making a change on your income tax return is easy! Find out when and how to file an income tax amendment form, and which changes the IRS allows.

    What are Tax Amendments? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Tax planning strategies are effective in helping you maximize your income tax savings at the end of the year.  Year-end tax planning includes learning eligibility for credits and deductions, and keeping up tax records.

    Tax Planning Strategies and Tips - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • You know you have to pay your taxes, but do you know exactly what the federal government spends your hard earned money on? If not, you may be surprised to learn how the government spends the taxes it collects each year.

    How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • There is no doubt that many taxpayers file their returns before the April deadline so they can get their tax refunds quickly. But remember, the IRS does need some time to process your tax return before it can issue the refund. Watch this video to learn more about when you'll be receiving your tax refund. *Update for 2013:  The IRS issued more than 9 out of 10 refunds to taxpayers in less than 21 days last year. The same results are expected in 2013.

    What Days of the Week does the IRS Deposit Tax Refunds? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Even if you earned income this year, you may not be obligated to file a tax return.  Watch this tax tips video from TurboTax to help determine your filing status and learn about tax-exempt income.

    Who Needs to File an Income Tax Return? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • It is important to understand how your adjusted gross income (AGI) affects your taxable income. Your AGI determines whether you can claim certain deductions and credits. To have AGI explained further, check out this tax tips video from TurboTax.

    Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Explained - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Familiarizing yourself with IRS tax deductions will greatly help increase your tax return. The more deductions you can report, the lower your taxable income will be.  Find out more about getting all possible tax deductions with this tax tips video from TurboTax.

    How to Get All of the Tax Deductions Possible When Filing - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Falling behind on your loan or credit card payments is never a pleasant situation to be in. Your're probably wondering how this may affect your tax refund. Watch this video to find out more about how judgments can affect your tax refund.

    How Judgments Can Impact Your Taxes - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • You are probably aware that if you fail to pay your credit card bills or other loans on time, your credit rating can suffer as a result, not paying your income taxes on time could potentially have similar results to your credit rating. Watch this video to find out more about taxliens and how they will affect your credit rating.

    How a Tax Lien Can Affect Your Credit - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Having your debt cancelled may square you with your creditor, but that debt may still be taxable.  This video will help you determine whether you need to report your cancelled debt to the IRS.

    Debt Cancellation and Your Taxes Explained - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Many companies offer cash back rewards for purchasing their product, but is this reward considered taxable income? Watch this video to learn more about cash back rewards and taxable income.

    Are Cash Back Rewards Taxable Income? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Have you recently won big at the poker table?  Before you go spending your winnings, you should watch this video and determine how much of that money is taxable.

    Guide to IRS Form W-2G Certain Gambling Winnings - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Most taxpayers prefer to file their tax return on the shortest and least time-consuming tax form possible. This is why the IRS allows some taxpayers to use the 1040EZ form instead of the longer 1040. And maybe even better is the money you can save if you are eligible for free e-filing.  Watch this video for more information on how to file a 1040EZ for free.

    How to File a 1040EZ IRS Form for Free - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Do you live in a state that imposes an income, sales, real estate or personal property tax? If you make payments for any of these taxes, you should know that the IRS may let you deduct them on your federal tax return. Watch this tax tips video from TurboTax for more information on how to claim state taxes on your federal tax return.

    How to Claim State Taxes on a Federal Tax Return - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Wanting to file your return quickly and easily? The 1040 EZ is one of three standard forms that can allow you to file your taxes quickly. Watch this video to find out more about filing your 1040EZ.

    When to Use Tax Form 1040EZ - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Did you receive a 1099-MISC in the mail this year? If it reports an amount in box 7 for non-employee compensation, calculating the tax on it isn't as difficult as you may think. Watch this video to learn more about calculating your taxes on IRS form 1099.

    Calculating Taxes on IRS Form 1099-MISC - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Unless you've amended a tax return before, you may not know why taxpayers file a 1040X or when you should use it yourself. This is because filing a 1040X form is only necessary to correct certain types of errors or omissions on an original tax return after it's been filed with the IRS. Watch this video to find out more about amending prior tax returns.

    When to Use Tax Form 1040X - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Filing your tax return online can be extremely convenient.  But did you know the IRS also allows you to make payments on taxes you owe from previous years?  Watch this video to learn more about e-filing your taxes.

    Can I E-File if I Owe Taxes? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Do you have some concern that your tax refund will be garnished by some of the creditors you owe money to? If so, you should know that their ability to garnish your tax refund depends on what the debt is for and who the original creditor is. Watch this video to find out more about tax refund garnishment.

    Guide to Income Tax Refund Garnishment - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • When you still owe the IRS for past taxes, it's likely that the agency will be more willing to work with you—such as allowing you to pay your tax in monthly installments. To find out more about how owing the IRS will affect your credit watch this video.

    Does Owing the IRS Affect Your Credit Score? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • If you need to recover a tax return from previous years, you have a few options. Watch this video to find how about recovering past years tax returns.

    How to Recover Past Tax Returns - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Have you missed the April 15th deadline for taxes, or is it fast approaching? There is still hope, watch this video to find out about filing your taxes after April 15th.

    Filing Taxes After the April Deadline - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • When should you use tax form 1040A? If you aren't sure which credits or deductions you can claim on your tax return, watch this video and find out if tax form 1040A is right for you.

    When to Use Tax Form 1040A - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Have you been appointed as trustee of a trust or the administrator of an estate? If so, you may be interested to hear about the tax returns you are responsible for filing. Watch this video to find out more about fiduciary income tax returns.

    What is a Fiduciary Income Tax Return? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • If you finish your tax return and are confused as to why you need to send the IRS a check, there is only one possible explanation for this: you paid less tax during the year than you owed for your income level. Watch this video to find out more about why you may owe money of your tax return.

    Why Do I Owe on My Tax Return? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Are you aware that there are other factors that affect the amount of your standard deduction besides your filing status? If not, you'll be interested to learn about the standard deduction rules for certain taxpayers. Watch this video to find out more about the standard deduction.

    Changes in the Standard Deduction for Certain Tax Filers - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Filing your taxes long before the April deadline may not be your top priority, but if you're self-employed or anticipating a refund, there are some benefits you may want to know about. Watch this video to find out more about fling your tax returns early. *Update for 2013:  The IRS issued more than 9 out of 10 refunds to taxpayers in less than 21 days last year. The same results are expected in 2013.

    Benefits of Filing Taxes Early - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Filling out your tax return by hand is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. These days, not only can you file your return with the Internal Revenue Service online, but you can pay your taxes electronically too. Watch this video to get more information on how you can file your taxes online.

    Using the Web to File Taxes Online - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • If you experience a period of unemployment or are currently unable to find work, the last thing you're probably thinking about is your taxes. But since you still need to file a tax return, you may be interested in some of the tax benefits available to you. Watch this video to learn more about how being on unemployment may affect your taxes.

    Unemployment and Taxes Explained - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Many taxpayers earn income from several different sources.  In this video, you'll learn how to calculate your adjusted gross income, which will help you deduce how much tax you owe.

    How to Calculate My Federal Adjusted Gross Income - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • You may be wondering if the bonus you receive at work is subject to special tax treatment. Watch this video to learn more about work bonus, and how they affect your Adjusted Gross Income, or AGI.

    Are Bonuses Included In Adjusted Gross Income AGI? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Do you need to correct the filing status on a past return? Are you concerned that if you file an amended return that it will trigger an IRS audit? Watch this video to find out if amending your filing status will trigger an IRS audit.

    Does Amending Your Filing Status Trigger a Tax Audit? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Did you receive a letter from the IRS? Do not be alarmed, this may even be good news. Watch this video to learn more about the steps to take when you receive an IRS notice.

    Steps to Take When You Get an IRS Notice - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • If you live in a state that doesn't charge a sales tax, consider yourself lucky since 45 of the 50 states do charge the tax on goods you purchase there. Watch this video to find out more about shopping in tax free states and how this may affect your taxes.

    What You Should Know About Shopping in Tax Free States - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Do you have an outstanding debt that's past due and you're concerned that a collection agency will take your federal tax refund because of it? Watch this video to find out if and which agencies can take your tax refund.

    Can a Collection Agency Claim My Tax Refund from the IRS? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Many people make mistakes when filling out their tax returns but it's not the end of the world.  Watch this tax tips video from TurboTax to learn more about amending past tax returns.

    How to Amend Taxes That Are Already Filed - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Wondering which documents are needed to file your taxes? This video will carefully outline the different forms that will help you complete your taxes.

    Documents Needed to File Income Taxes - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • If you purchase stock in a corporation or invest in a mutual fund that periodically pays dividends, the payments you receive throughout the year can provide you with some extra income. Though you must always report the dividend income on your tax return—it doesn't always mean you will pay tax on it. Find out more about taxes on dividends with this helpful tax tips video from TurboTax.

    Taxes on Dividends Explained - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Do you know how to calculate your adjusted gross income, or AGI? Every tax return form has a line to report it. See this tax tips video from TurboTax for more information on AGI.

    How to Figure Out Adjusted Gross Income - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Choosing which tax form to use can sometimes be tricky. In most cases, filing a 1040 is the way to go. This tax tips video from TurboTax can help you decide if it's right for you.

    When to Use the Tax Form 1040 - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • The capital gains tax applies when a person sells a capital asset, like stock. Find out about the capital gains tax with help from TurboTax in this video clip.

    What is the Capital Gains Tax? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Paying rental property income tax? Learn more about rental income tax deductions that may save you money this year.

    What is Rental Property Income Tax? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Learn more about how payroll tax deduction affects your refund and your paycheck.

    What are IRS Payroll Deductions? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • What is the Internet Tax Freedom Act and how does it affect your online shopping? Learn more about the Internet Tax Freedom Act and how it protects you from paying sales tax on internet purchases.

    What is the Internet Tax Freedom Act? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Have you received a tax audit letter in the mail? Never fear, these steps will help you prepare and get you through each step.

    Tax Audit Preparation Checklist - TurboTax Video

  • Inheritance taxes are taxes that a person needs to pay on money or property they have inherited after the death of a loved one. Educate yourself about inheritance taxes with help from TurboTax in this video clip.

    What are Inheritance Taxes? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  •  If you are living in a state which requires that you pay state sales taxes, learn more about the different sales tax rates and how to minimize your sales tax payments.

    What are Sales Taxes? - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Using an income tax calculator to estimate your federal income tax is simple.  TurboTax explains income tax calculators and how they can be used to estimate your federal income tax this year.

    Estimate Your Federal Income Tax -- Tax Calculator - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Tax-sheltered investments prevent your gains from being taxable.  Using legal tax shelters is a good thing, and IRS tax shelters can save you money.  Watch for more info on how to save with tax sheltered investments.

    Understanding Tax Shelters - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  •  Filing a tax return is easy once you've determined how to use federal tax return forms.  Learn more about credits, deductions, and reporting personal income, to maximize your tax refund.

    What is a Tax Return? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • You may need to file both state and federal income taxes.  What are state taxes and who files state taxes? Learn more about filing state taxes, how to file online, and how to receive a state tax refund.

    What are State Income Taxes? TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • What are tax cuts? Tax cuts may reduce your taxes owed if they affect your income tax bracket.  Learn more about new tax cuts, how they affect you, and how income tax cuts can help you save money.

    New Tax Cuts and How You May Pay Less - TurboTax Tax Tips Video

  • Bob Meighan, CPA and VP of TurboTax, provides you with some great tax tips to take advantage of before year-end 2011 to get the refund you deserve. Bob discusses maximizing deductions and credits, retirement accounts, and charitable contributions.

    Year-end tax tips from Bob Meighan - TurboTax Video 2011

  • A federal tax lien is a hold on personal property placed if a person fails to make a tax payment. Avoid a federal tax lien with help from TurboTax in this video clip.

    What is a Federal Tax Lien? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Tax exemptions work just like a deduction and reduce your taxable income each year. Learn about tax exemptions with help from TurboTax in this video clip.

    What are Tax Exemptions? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Federal taxes are taxes a person pays that goes directly to the government of the United States. Research federal taxes with help from TurboTax in this video clip.

    What are Federal Taxes? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • IRS publications can help fill in the gaps and ease your frustrations when preparing your tax return. Learn about IRS publications with help from TurboTax in this video clip.

    What are IRS Publications? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • The IRS charges taxes on certain monetary gifts that people make during the year. Learn about the Gift Tax IRS rules with help from TurboTax in this video clip.

    Gift Tax IRS Rules - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • The IRS has some very specific requirements when it comes to tax return retention. Learn about IRS tax return retention requirements with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    IRS Tax Return Retention Requirements - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • The IRS is a government organization responsible for collecting taxes from the American public. Learn about the IRS with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    Who is the IRS? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Tax deductions allow you to decrease your taxable income which can save you money come tax season. Track tax deductions with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    How to Track Tax Deductions - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Standard tax deductions give taxpayers the option of claiming a predictable lump-sum deduction instead of adding up their personal and business tax deductions. Get the pros and cons of standard deductions in this video on tax basics.

    What is the Standard Tax Deduction? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Income tax rates change depending on both the amount of money you make and how you made it. Find out about income tax rates with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    What are Income Tax Rates? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • The tax tables issued by the federal government and many state governments determine what amount of tax you owe based on your net income after deductions and exemptions. See how your tax status affects your position on the tables in this video on tax basics.

    What are Tax Tables? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • What do people mean when they mention the Fair Tax Movement, and why does this movement not affect you when you prepare your tax returns? Learn about the history and purpose of the Fair Tax movement in this video on tax basics.

    What is a Fair Tax? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Not paying your taxes on time without IRS consent is called abatement. Learn about IRS penalties for abatement with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    IRS Penalties for Abatement - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • IRS forms are filled out by taxpayers each year to indicate how much money that person owes to the government. Find out about IRS forms with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    What are IRS Forms? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Tax laws are specific laws relating to the tax system in the United States. Learn about tax laws with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    What are Tax Laws? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Income taxes are a percentage of money that you pay to the government based on every dollar you make at your job. Learn about income taxes with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    What are Income Taxes? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Income tax credits are similar, but are not identical, to income tax deductions. Learn about tax credits with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    What are Tax Credits? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Though it can be difficult, you can find tax law information in a few different places. Learn how to find tax laws with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    How to Find Tax Laws - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • State tax forms are forms that you fill out when filing your state income tax return. Learn about state tax forms with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    What are State Tax Forms? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • http://turbotax.intuit.com/irs-tax-extensions If you don't have enough time to file your state income tax return by the deadline, you can file an extension. Learn how to file for a tax extension of state taxes with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips. TurboTax Easy Extension is a free and easy way to file an extension online.

    How to File for an Extension of State Taxes - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • A flat tax requires you to pay a fixed percentage of your income, no matter what that income actually is. Learn about a flat tax with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips.

    What is a Flat Tax? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • http://itsdeductible.com The value of clothing donations to charity are based on published lists of retail values or current thrift store prices. List your donation values on the form 8283 with the help of TurboTax in this video on filing annual taxes. Or use the free ItsDeductible tool from TurboTax to track your donations year round http://itsdeductible.com.

    How to Estimate the Value of Clothing for IRS Deductions - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Social security tax is collected by the government to fund the benefits of retirees and those unable to work. Discover how much you owe in social security taxes with help from TurboTax in this video on annual tax filing.

    What is the Social Security Tax? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • The Lifetime Learning tax credit is available to anyone who takes at least one class during the year at a post-secondary school, whether it counts toward a degree or not. Obtain the available tax credits for students with information from TurboTax in this video on annual tax filing.

    What is the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Tax schedules are sometimes required as attachments to your basic tax filing, the most common being a schedule A for itemized deductions. Learn about tax schedules with information from TurboTax in this video on annual tax filing.

    What are Tax Schedules? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Itemized deductions can help save you even more money during tax season if your deductions exceed the standard amount. Learn about itemizing your deductions with help from TurboTax in this video on annual tax filing.

    What are Itemized Tax Deductions - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • http://turbotax.intuit.com/irs-tax-extensions/ Tax extensions are available to anyone who needs extra time to file, but it does not apply to payment deadlines. Submit the proper forms before April 15th to get a filing extension with help from TurboTax in this video on annual tax filing.

    What are Tax Extensions - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Tax breaks refer to any applicable tax laws that reduce the amount of taxes you owe at the end of the year. Find out which tax breaks apply to you with information from TurboTax in this video on annual tax filing.

    What are Tax Breaks? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Students can accumulate tax reimbursements of up to $2,500 for tuition, books and supplies. Find out if you qualify for either the American Opportunity or the Lifetime Learning credits with information from TurboTax in this video on annual tax filing.

    2012 Tax Tips for Students - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Tax appeals are often necessary in the unlikely case you are audited, and it's a surprisingly informal and quick process. Understand how to appeal a tax audit with information from TurboTax in this video on annual tax filing.

    What are Tax Appeals? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Ever wonder what is an energy tax credit? Learn more about how the energy tax credit may benefit you on your 2011 tax return.

    What Are Energy Tax Credits? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Are you wondering who you can claim as a dependent on your tax return? Watch this video for tax tips on who you can claim and who you can't.

    What Are Dependents? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Do you think the estate tax might apply to you? Learn who is impacted by estate taxes for your 2010 tax return.

    What Are Estate Taxes? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • There are many eligible expenses that may be used as tax deductions on your tax return. Learn more about what may qualify as a tax deduction.

    What Are Tax Deductions? - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Here are some tax tips for deducting charitable contributions on your tax return. Also check out http://www.itsdeductible.com a free tool for tracking charitable donations all year.

    Deducting Charitable Contributions - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • If you're self-employed, learn these tax tips for your 2011 tax return.

    Tax Tips for the Self-Employed - TurboTax Video 2011

  • In November, 2009, the federal government extended and expanded the popular First-Time Homebuyer's Credit.  It lets you trim your tax bill by up to $8,000.  Sign a contract to buy a home before April 30, 2010 and then close on it by June 30, 2010 and you can claim the credit on your 2009 or your 2010 tax return.For more information, visit http://turbotax.intuit.com

    Learn About The First-Time Homebuyer's Credit

  • Is college tuition in the future for you or your kids?  The American Opportunity Tax Credit extends bigger financial benefits to college-tuition paying middle-class families.  Married couples making up to $160,000 per year combined, and individuals making up to $80,000 per year, can claim benefits in 2009 and 2010. For more information, please visit:  http://turbotax.intuit.com

    Learn About the New 2009 College Tax Credit

  • If you purchased your new vehicle between February 17, 2009 and December 31, 2009, you can deduct the State sales tax under the Auto Assistance Ownership Amendment.  You can claim all the vehicles you purchased that meet this requirement.  Each one is eligible on up to a $49,500 sticker price and that weigh up to 8,500 pounds.For more information, please visit:  http://turbotax.intuit.com

    The New 2009 Tax Deduction for Car Buyers

  • New tax credits can lower the cost of energy-saving improvements to your home.  From basements to attics, the federal government wants homeowners to save energy year-round.  They're even willing to pitch in with tax credits for energy efficient improvements like replacing an aging furnace or drafty windows and doors.For more information, please visit:  http://turbotax.intuit.com

    Save Taxes by Saving Energy

  • Did you pay for child care in 2009 so you could work, or look for work?  If so, you may qualify for $3,000 in tax credits for one dependent, and a maximum of $6,000 for two dependents or more.  For more information, visit:  http://turbotax.intuit.com

    Child Care Tax Credits 2009

  • These are answers to some basic questions about income taxes.  Income taxes fund government services.  Your employer withholds taxes from your wages and pays the government on your behalf.  When you start a job, you fill out a W-4 form.  Each January, your employer sends you a W-2 form that reports total taxes withheld.  For more information, visit:  http://turbotax.intuit.com

    Taxes 101 for Your Income Tax Return - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • Most Americans enjoyed an instant tax break last year thanks to the Making Work Pay tax credit.  But some may face an unexpected tax bill in April.  The break took the form of lower withholding taxes that amounted to $400 for single workers and $800 for two income couples.  For more information, visit:  http://turbotax.intuit.com

    Making Work Pay Tax Credit 2009

  • Uncle Sam encourages your generosity by allowing tax deductions for donations to not-for-profit organizations.  To qualify, your donations must go to organizations with a 501(c) designation from the IRS.  Most donations to places of worship, international relief organizations, and war veterans groups are deductible.  For more information, visit:  http://turbotax.intuit.com

    IRS Rules for Charitable Giving - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • This is an update on tax deductions for job hunters.  Searching for a job can run up costs.  Can you deduct them on your tax return?  Yes, but with a few limitations.  Job search expenses are deductible when you look for work in the same occupation.  Expenses incurred hunting for a brand new occupation, even after a layoff, are not eligible.  Nor are expenses when looking for a job for the first time, or after a substantial break between jobs.  For more information, visit:  http://turbotax.intuit.com

    Tax Deductions for Job Hunters - TurboTax Tax Tip Video

  • There are tax moves you can make now to boost your refund in the New Year. CPA and VP of TurboTax Bob Meighan shares three tips about what you can do before Dec. 31 to reduce your tax bill in the coming year. For more tips, visit: http://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/.

    3 End of Year Tax Tips for 2010 - TurboTax Video

  • Learn how to claim energy tax credits on your 2011 tax return.

    Energy Tax Credits - TurboTax Video 2011

  • Learn how to deduct mortgage interest and property taxes from your 2011 tax return.

    Deducting Mortgage Interest and Property Taxes - TurboTax Video 2011

  • Wondering if you can claim a parent? Learn who you can claim as a dependent on your 2011 tax return.

    Claiming Dependents on Your 2011 Tax Return - TurboTax Video

  • Did you know that errors on your tax return can affect the amount of your tax bill, and the amount of time it takes to get a tax refund?  Believe it or not, missing or incorrect social security numbers tops the list of errors when filing your tax return with the IRS.  For more information, visit: http://turbotax.intuit.com

    How To Reduce Errors on Your Tax Return

  • April 15 is right around the corner. If you're one of the 30 million Americans who have not yet filed, you're not alone. Don't panic. Here are four tips to help make tax time easier. For more information, please visit: http://turbotax.intuit.com.

    Last-Minute Tax Filing Tips

Swipe to view more videos
Scroll to view more videos

Tax tip videos

Unfortunately, your current browser does not support native video or flash.
To view TurboTax tip videos, please install flash or use a modern browser (FireFox, Safari or Chrome).

Browse tax tips by category

Browse tax tips by category

College
* Important Offer Details and Disclosures
  • Try for Free/Pay When You File: TurboTax online and mobile pricing is based on your tax situation and varies by product. Actual prices are determined at the time of print or efile and are subject to change without notice. Special discount offers may not be valid for mobile in-app purchases.
  • TurboTax CD/Download products: Price includes tax preparation and printing of federal tax returns and free federal efile of up to 5 federal tax returns. Additional fees apply for efiling state returns. E-file fees do not apply to New York state returns. Prices subject to change without notice.
  • TurboTax Mobile: Actual prices are determined at the time of print or efile and are subject to change without notice. Come back here before you file to confirm that the price has not changed, especially if it's been a while since you downloaded this app.
  • Anytime, anywhere: Internet access required; standard message and data rates apply to download and use mobile app features and content. TurboTax mobile app devices supported include Android 4.1 and above, iOS 8 on iPhone 4s and above, and iPad 2.
  • Fastest refund possible: Fastest tax refund with efile and direct deposit; tax refund timeframes will vary.
  • Pay for TurboTax out of your federal refund: A $34.99 Refund Processing Service fee applies to this payment method. Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • About our TurboTax Product Experts: Customer service and product support (phone or chat) vary by time of year. Phone support not included with Free Edition.
  • About our credentialed tax experts: Live tax advice service is available for your toughest tax questions; fees may apply. Service, experience levels, hours of operation and availability vary, and are subject to restriction and change without notice. Click here for full terms and conditions. Not available for TurboTax Business customers.
  • Get up to 10% on top of your federal refund: Amazon.com Gift Card offer is for federal refunds only. Limits apply ($2000 per e-card, maximum $10,000 per customer). Offer available only for TurboTax Online (except Federal Free Edition) or CD/download versions sold and shipped, or downloaded directly from Intuit or Amazon. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards cannot be canceled, transferred for value or redeemed for cash.

    Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards ('GCs') cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods at Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of Amazon.com or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.
  • #1 best-selling tax software: Based on aggregated sales data for all tax year 2013 TurboTax products.
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars: Average based on customer ratings on TurboTax.com for TurboTax Online and CD/download products tax year 2014, as of January 2015.
  • Most Popular: TurboTax Deluxe is our most popular product among TurboTax Online users with more complex tax situations.
  • TurboTax CD/Download priority phone support: Priority phone support for TurboTax CD/Download Premier and Home & Business is accessible exclusively via the TurboTax.com Help Center.
  • Benefit Assist: After you file, TurboTax automatically shows you a full list of government benefits you may qualify for, like Food Stamps or reduced phone & utilities. Plus, we help you apply, saving you time and making it easier than ever to get more money! Estimate based on calculation of Benefit Assist users from tax year 2013 and published reports of average benefit and savings amounts from federal and state programs. Actual amounts and qualifications based on your individual situation; some individuals will not qualify. Feature may not be available for all customers.
  • Simplified State Experience: New, simplified state tax preparation available for most filers.
  • Eligibility for $25 cash back for returning Deluxe customers: Customers who have completed their 2013 taxes in TurboTax Deluxe (CD or download), and have completed their 2014 taxes in either TurboTax Premier or TurboTax Home & Business (CD or download), and apply here before 11:59PM PDT April 20, 2015, are eligible for $25 back. 2014 TurboTax Advantage users are ineligible for this offer. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
  • $0 Upgrade Offer: Valid for customers who filed their 2013 taxes with TurboTax Deluxe (CD or download), completed prior year data transfer this year, and encounter an upgrade to either 2014 TurboTax Premier or 2014 TurboTax Home & Business (CD or download). Valid February 6, 2015 through April 20, 2015. TurboTax Advantage users are ineligible for this offer. This offer may not be combined with our $25 cash back offer. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.