This Bestselling Tax Service Guarantees the Biggest Refund

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Looking for an easy, fast and stress-free way to do your taxes? With TurboTax, your taxes will be done right, and you’ll get the maximum tax refund.

There are four tiers of TurboTax service, and each nets at least four out of five stars. All that, plus 24/7 support from TurboTax specialists and consultants. It’s almost like you can’t afford not to give TurboTax a shot.

TurboTax Free Edition

If you plan to file a simple 1040 form with no attached schedules, the TurboTax Free Edition is perfect for you. With a 4.8 rating on over 37,000 reviews, the Free Edition could be considered the company’s number-one service. It costs—that’s right—zero dollars to file your federal and state taxes with this plan. The Free Edition is applicable for individuals with W-2 income, limited interest and dividend income from a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV, those eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) and any child tax credits, and those claiming standard deductions. It’s great for singles and students.

Be advised, though, if you plan to have any itemized deductions at all, or if you have business or 1099-MISC income, made money from sales of stocks bonds or other investments, if you get income from a rental property, or if you plan to claim tax credits, deductions, and income that’s reported on schedules 1-6—such as the Student Loan Interest Deduction—you’ll need the Deluxe Edition.

TurboTax Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition gives the free tier a run for that “number one” slot because it’s TurboTax’s most popular service; nearly 100,000 reviewers rate it 4.4 out of five stars. If you’re a homeowner, this is definitely the plan for you. It costs $60 to file your federal tax return (state return is extra), but the Deluxe package searches 350-plus tax exemptions and credits to make sure it secures every last deduction to which you’re entitled. It maximizes mortgage and property tax exemptions, and makes the most of charitable contributions buy turning donations into deductions. The Deluxe Edition lets you deduct medical expenses, account for property loss and theft, interest paid, and work and other miscellaneous expenses. And you can start the process for free; you don’t pay TurboTax a dime until you’re ready to file.

TurboTax Premiere Edition

If you have investments or rental properties, then you need the TurboTax Premiere Edition ($80). It’s so easy; just automatically import your financial data from thousands of banks and investment institutions, and TurboTax accurately reports stocks, bonds, ESPPs, and other investments, figures capital gains/losses, and finds your cost basis. You can easily set up new rentals, report income, and deduct depreciation to ensure you get your biggest tax deduction possible. And new for 2019: TurboTax Premiere will account for gains and losses from cryptocurrency transactions.

TurboTax Self-Employed Edition

What if you own your own business? A freelancer? Taxes are sure to be a huge pain. With TurboTax’s Self-Employed Edition ($120), you’ll get industry-specific deductions that are personalized to your line of work and your unique situation, so you can keep more of the money you earn. It covers industries like ride-share, online sales, fitness trainers, personal or professional services, and more, and accounts for expenses such as standard vs. actual mileage, cell phone bills, home office expenses,  business supplies, and much more.

What’s the TurboTax Guarantee?

So no matter your station in life, how much money you make, where you live, or what you do for a living, there’s a TurboTax plan that’s right for you. And if you use TurboTax, you’ll be certain to get the following guarantees:

  • Accurate Calculations Guarantee: If you pay an IRS or state penalty or interest because of a TurboTax calculation error, TurboTax will pay you the penalty and interest.
  • Maximum Refund Guarantee: If you get a larger tax refund—or smaller tax due—from another tax preparation service, TurboTax will give you your tax-prep fee back. Even TurboTax Online Free Edition customers are entitled to $15.
  • Accurate Expert Approved Guarantee: If you pay an IRS or state penalty (or interest) because of an error that a TurboTax CPA, EA, or Tax Attorney made while providing tax advice or acting as a signed preparer for your return, TurboTax will pay you back the penalty and interest.
  • Audit Support Guarantee: The TurboTax Audit Support Guarantee provides free year-round audit support guidance from a tax professional. You’ll get: one-on-one audit guidance from an experienced tax professional; answers to all your audit questions, year-round; and assistance on what to expect and how to prepare for your audit.

Don’t put it off any longer. Get TurboTax and finish your taxes quickly and easily, so you can back to what’s really important.

Get It: Try TurboTax today and get your maximum refund, guaranteed.

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