Makes Getting Your Biggest Refund Easy
* Asks Easy Questions, Tailored to You — Asks plain-English questions then puts your answers on the right forms for you, including 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. Skips interview questions that don’t apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.
* Gets You the Biggest Possible Refund, Guaranteed — We guarantee TurboTax Online Free Edition will get you your biggest refund possible.
* Includes Downloadable Audit Support Center — Gives you step-by-step guidance on everything you need to know and do if the IRS contacts you.
* Saves Your Progress — Do your taxes at your own pace, at any time of day. You can even skip around in your free
* Handles Different Types of Wages and Income — We’ll walk you through entering your W-2s, unemployment benefits, retirement, disability, and survivor’s benefits. If you need extra guidance and tax answers, upgrade at any time.
* Try it without creating a user ID. Save your info when you want to.
* Right for You — Not sure Federal Free Edition will cover your unique situation? Start your free federal tax return anytime and we will prompt you if another TurboTax program may be better for you. When you upgrade, the info you’ve entered so far will transfer automatically.
Provides Help and Tax-Saving Tips
* 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, so you can prepare your return with confidence.
* FREE Technical Support — Got a question about using TurboTax? No problem! Get answers for free from a TurboTax expert via e-mail or live chat.
* Lets You Stop Anytime and search for tax and technical help from easy-to-follow articles written by the TurboTax experts.
* New Makes it Easy to Hold Your Place — Flag area in your tax return so you can get back to them easily.
* File an Extension or Amendment if You Need To — Running out of time? Easily prepare an application for a filing extension with just a few clicks. Or, amend a return you’ve already submitted.
* Additional Guidance Available Instantly — Want step-by-step guidance? You can upgrade to TurboTax Basic at any time and the info you’ve entered so far will transfer automatically.
Spots Errors and Shows Where to Fix Them
* New Smart Check Scans for Mistakes — Smart Check double-checks your tax 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, we’ll pay you the penalty and interest.
* Always Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Laws — We ensure that your return includes the latest tax forms and complies with every update in the tax law.
* Preview Your Tax Summary and 1040 Tax Form Before You File — Preview a summary list to find any missing info, or view your filled-in 1040 form before you file.
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 Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates your federal refund (or taxes due) as you complete your return.
* FREE Efile Speeds Up Your Tax Refund — Efile for FREE with direct deposit and get your refund in as few as 8 days. Or choose to print and file for free.
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