TurboTax®, America’s number
tax preparation provider, from Intuit
Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), is once again giving millions of hard working
Americans with a simple tax situation the ability to file their federal
and state tax returns for free - guaranteed. With TurboTax Free Edition,
taxpayers with a simple tax return can be confident that filing their
taxes will be completely free and they are getting their maximum tax
Last year, the average IRS tax refund was $3,194 - for many people this
is their biggest paycheck of the year and TurboTax is focused on helping
them get every dollar they deserve at tax time. Taxpayers work hard for
their money and TurboTax wants to help them find and keep more of it.
That's why TurboTax has been providing free federal and state tax
preparation to millions for five consecutive years.
Free Edition taxpayers can be confident that they are filing their
federal and state taxes with the best free tax preparation for free.
“At TurboTax we want to make sure hard-working Americans hold on to as
much of their hard-earned money as possible,” said Greg Johnson,
Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intuit’s Consumer Group.
“With the tax refund being the biggest paycheck many taxpayers receive
all year, we want to continue to help millions of taxpayers with simple
tax returns get their biggest tax refunds possible for free with
TurboTax Free Edition.”
TurboTax Free Edition features include:
NEW! Tax Reform Guidance:
reform guidance so taxpayers know up front if they benefit from
claiming the standard
deduction or itemized
deductions. Taxpayers will also know how their tax outcome has
changed under the new law with easy-to-understand explanations and
NEW! Free Data Transfer: Returning customers can easily transfer
their prior year information for free and new customers can
effortlessly import a PDF of last year’s tax return and information
for free, giving new and returning customers up to a 50% head start
while eliminating data entry. Free data transfer gives new and
returning customers an effortless, worry-free start to their taxes.
NEW! Driver’s License Barcode Scan: Another easy way for new
customers to get a jump start on their taxes using their mobile device
without tedious data entry. Just scan the barcode on your driver’s
license to quickly upload your basic information — name, address,
W-2 Snap and Autofill: Taxpayers can save time and jumpstart
their taxes by importing their W-2 from their payroll providers or snapping
a photo of their W-2, verifying their data and watching as
their information is put on all their right tax forms for them. With
W-2 import over 150 million W-2s are supported.
Step-by-step Guidance for Valuable Credits: Taxpayers get
step-by-step guidance so they can easily claim the Earned
Income Tax Credit worth up to $6,431, and the Child
Tax Credit worth up to $2,000.
NEW! Streamlined, Personalized Experience: Powered by TurboTax
own Tax Knowledge Engine, TurboTax uses artificial intelligence and
machine learning to guide taxpayers through a dramatically more
personalized experience - revealing smart, streamlined tax preparation
and less work.
Free Audit Guidance: Although less than one percent of
taxpayers are audited, in the unlikely event of an audit, taxpayers
can be confident that TurboTax has them covered with free
audit guidance from a tax professional.
In addition to the availability of TurboTax Free Edition, all TurboTax
Online products are now available. Taxpayers can visit TurboTax.com
today and start their tax return for free.
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