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Taxpayers Have More Tax Questions, TurboTax Has Free Answers

TurboTax Offers All Taxpayers Free Live Tax Advice

SAN DIEGO – Jan. 15, 2009 – TurboTax®, the nation’s No. 1-rated, best selling tax software from Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) is offering free live tax advice through January 31. And taxpayers are asking questions in record numbers. Tax questions submitted though increased 163 percent over the same period last year.

"Not surprisingly, people have questions about the impact of the economy on their taxes. Foreclosures, investments and unemployment are top of mind," said Bob Meighan, a certified public accountant and vice president with TurboTax. "TurboTax makes it easy to get your tax question answered now so you can get a jump on your taxes, file early and get your refund back fast. It’s about helping taxpayers get the biggest possible refund they deserve and putting that money in their wallet when they need it."

No purchase is required. Any taxpayer can talk to a live TurboTax tax expert who will answer their personal, federal tax-related question for free (a $29.95 value) through Jan. 31 at Taxpayers can submit a question online and they’ll receive a personal call back, at a time they request. This is a limited time offer and subject to availability through January 2009.

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax® software, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation software suites for professional accountants. The company's financial institutions division, anchored by Digital Insight, provides on-demand banking services to help banks and credit unions serve businesses and consumers with innovative solutions.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.1 billion in its fiscal year 2008. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other locations. More information can be found at