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For the Fifth Year, TurboTax Gives Millions of Hard Working Americans Free Federal and State Tax Preparation

SAN DIEGO, Calif., 12/4/2018 5:00 am PST -

TurboTax®, America’s number one free 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 refund.

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.

With TurboTax 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: Tax 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 year-over-year comparisons.
  • 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, birthday day.
  • 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 today and start their tax return for free.

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