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Intuit Reports Strong Tax Season Led by 7 Percent Increase in TurboTax Online Units

Company Updates Consumer Group Revenue Guidance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 4/25/2019 12:00 pm PDT -

Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today released the second and final update for its fiscal year 2019 consumer tax offerings. Season-to-date through April 20, total TurboTax Online units increased 7 percent and overall TurboTax units increased 5 percent versus the comparable prior-year period.

“We had a great season. As the category leader, we grew the category, grew our share and are proud of the experiences we delivered for our customers,” said Greg Johnson, executive vice president and general manager of Intuit’s TurboTax business.

“We delivered our best free offering yet and made significant progress in our effort to transform the assisted category. We’ve generated strong momentum heading into next year,” said Johnson.

“We improved the experience for customers with simple returns by providing year-over-year data transfer for no charge and extending state filings for free the entire season,” said Michelle Clatterbuck, Intuit’s chief financial officer. “We now expect full-year fiscal 2019 Consumer Group revenue growth of approximately 10 percent, at the high end of our previous guidance range of 9 to 10 percent. We look forward to sharing our full company fiscal third quarter results when we report earnings in May.”


Season-to-date TurboTax Federal Unit Data


Units in thousands


Season through
April 20, 2019


Season through
April 21, 2018



TurboTax Online   31,861   29,814   7%
TurboTax Desktop   4,889   5,030   -3%
Sub-total TurboTax Units   36,750   34,844   5%
TurboTax Free File Alliance   1,171   1,169   0%
Total TurboTax Units   37,921   36,013   5%

The company is scheduled to report third quarter fiscal 2019 results on May 23.

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Cautions About Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forecasts of expected growth and future financial results of Intuit’s Consumer Group.

Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the following: our ability to compete successfully; our participation in the Free File Alliance; governmental encroachment in our tax businesses, our ability to adapt to technological change; our ability to predict consumer behavior; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; our reliance on third party intellectual property; any harm to our reputation; risks associated with acquisitions and divestitures; issue of additional shares as consideration or incurring debt to fund an acquisition; our cybersecurity incidents (including those affecting the third parties we rely on); customer concerns about privacy and cybersecurity incidents; fraudulent activities by third parties using our offerings; failure to process transactions effectively; interruption or failure of our information technology; ability to maintain critical third party business relationships; our ability to attract and retain talent; deficiency in quality, accuracy or timely launch of products; difficulties in processing or filing customer tax submissions; risks associated with international operations; changes to public policy, laws or regulations affecting our businesses; litigation in which we are involved; seasonal nature of our tax business; changes in tax rates and tax reform legislation; global economic changes; exposure to credit risk of the businesses we provide capital to; amortization of acquired intangible assets and impairment charges; our ability to repay outstanding debt; our ability to repurchase shares or distribute dividends; volatility of our stock price; and our ability to successfully market our offerings. More details about these and other risks that may impact our business are included in our Form 10-K for fiscal 2018 and in our other SEC filings. You can locate these reports through our website at Fiscal 2019 guidance speaks only as of the date it was publicly issued by Intuit. Other forward-looking statements represent the judgment of the management of Intuit as of the date of this release. We do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement or other information in this presentation.