TurboTax Online Basic guides taxpayers step-by-step through their return. The software asks easy-to-understand questions in plain English, then instantly places the information onto Internal Revenue Service-approved forms. Updated with the latest tax laws, TurboTax double-checks for errors and flags potential audit risks. Ideal for returning TurboTax users, TurboTax Basic makes doing your simple taxes easy by guiding you step by step through your federal tax return. It also searches for credits and provides tax-saving tips to help you get the biggest refund possible. Choose TurboTax Basic if any of the following apply to you:
- You file a 1040EZ or other simple tax return
- You own your home but don't have a mortgage
- You rent your home
Does the Hard Work for You
Asks Easy Questions, Tailored to You - Guides you step by step through your tax return, then puts your answers on the right tax forms for you, including 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. Skips interview questions that don't apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.
Automatically Fills in W-2 and 1099 Info - Gets your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 100,000 participating employers and financial institutions and automatically puts it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary.
Transfers Last Year's Tax Info - No retyping necessary. Fills in information from your previous year's return to save time and increase accuracy. Shows you what you're importing and where it goes in your return.
Imports Your Financial Data - Imports your financial data from Quicken, so you can skip the cut and paste this year.
Finds Every Credit You Deserve: Pay for tuition? You could add as much as $1,800 to $2,000 to your refund with the Hope Credit or Lifetime Learning Credit. Buy a hybrid? The Hybrid Car Credit could add as much as $3,000 to your refund. Each year, lots of taxpayers get a smaller refund than they deserve because they fail to take advantage of all the tax credits they're eligible for. That won't happen with TurboTax. We'll make sure you get every credit you've got coming for the biggest refund possible.
Offers Help When You Need It
Live Tax Answers - Get live answers and tax-saving tips online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community. Plus you'll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.
Straightforward Guidance and Tax-Saving Tips - Find help on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Plus get plain-English explanations of specific tax areas with helpful examples and tips for keeping more money in your pocket.
Life Events Expert - Explains how changes in your life, such as purchasing a new home, changing jobs, or becoming a parent, will affect your taxes.
Guide Me - Not sure how to answer a tax question or what information to enter? We'll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.
FREE Technical Support - Got a question about using TurboTax? No problem! Get answers for free from a TurboTax expert via e-mail, phone, or live chat.
Spots Errors and Shows Where to Fix Them
Checks for Mistakes - Double-checks your return for errors, so you can be confident your taxes are done right.
Guaranteed Accurate Calculations - If you should get hit with an IRS or state penalty or interest due to a TurboTax calculation error, Intuit will pay you the penalty and interest.
Always Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Laws - Ensures your return includes the latest tax forms and complies with every update in the tax law.
Get Your Refund Faster with FREE Federal Efile
Shows Your Tax Refund in Real Time - Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. Our improved Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.
FREE Efile Speeds Up Your Tax Refund - Get your refund in as few as 8 days with efile and direct deposit. If you're a returning customer, we'll automatically transfer your efile information from your previous year's return to save you even more time.
This version only includes the Federal return, the State-specific software is available at checkout.
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