|[January 03, 2013]
TurboTax 2012: The Power to Keep What's Yours
SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--
Americans work hard for their money. From teachers to construction
workers, firefighters to servicemen and women, TurboTax®, the nation's
No.1 rated best-selling tax
software from Intuit (News - Alert) Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) gave more than 25 million
Americans last year the power to get more of it back.
TurboTax guides taxpayers through a personalized experience to help them
find every tax
deduction and credit they deserve - whether a soldier's deployment
pay, a student's loan interest or a teacher's crayons - so they know
they're keeping all of their hard-earned money.
In addition, highly qualified TurboTax tax experts are available
year-round for free so that taxpayers can get answers to their
questions, even before starting their returns. And only TurboTax lets
taxpayers talk to certified public accountants, Internal Revenue Service
enrolled agents or tax attorneys as often as they like while they're
preparing their tax return, free.
"My TurboTax CPA was amazing," said Laura Jones of Philadelphia.
"He helped me find an additional $300 on my return. When I needed help,
TurboTax was there for me, every step of the way."
This year, TurboTax seamlessly combines the power of technology with the
expertise of credentialed tax experts to deliver a customized
experience, no matter the person's job, family or life situation.
NEW! TurboTax Military Edition: Specifically created for
members of the military by TurboTax employees who are members of the
military and our TurboTax experts, TurboTax
Military Edition addresses the unique tax situations and
challenges facing servicemen and women. The specialized product guides
them through state of residency and combat pay questions, as well as
tax deductions for uniforms, permanent change of station and special
tax provisions for the earned income tax credit. TurboTax Military
Edition is free for junior enlisted personnel, rank E-1 to E-5,
through Feb. 14.
Personalized interview: TurboTax for 2012 offers customized
income entry to help new and returning customers easily and accurately
enter the information required for their return. TurboTax focuses on
the most common types of income and provides visual images of typical
tax forms, like a W-2
so customers know exactly what they need to do. Because TurboTax
tailors questions to the unique tax situation of each individual,
customers see only what is most relevant to them.
MyTurboTax: New for TurboTax Online customers, MyTurboTax
delivers a personalized experience for each customer to check e-file
and refund status, view orders, access prior year returns, and manage
their account settings, including SMS text notifications for their
e-file status. MyTurboTax is mobile and tablet optimizedso everything
is available on-the-go, anytime, all in one place.
Keep More of Your Hard-Earned Money
Up to date with the latest tax forms, TurboTax guides taxpayers through
the deductions and credits that are most relevant for them so they get
their biggest possible tax refund, guaranteed. A teacher's classroom
supplies could be worth up to a $250 tax deduction. A student's books
and tuition could be worth an education
tax credit up to $2,500 and a working mother with two children can
claim the earned
income tax credit, which may put an additional $5,236 in her pocket.
With TurboTax, taxpayers get their fastest refund possible, with e-file
and direct deposit. Customers can also choose to get their refund on a
newly issued Visa prepaid card from Netspend or on any bank-issued
pre-paid debit card.
"We know people work hard for their paychecks and we believe they should
have the power to keep as much of it as possible," said Dan Maurer,
general manager of TurboTax. "TurboTax 2012 gives customers a more
personalized experience and access to our tax experts so they can be
confident we're by their side, every step of the way."
File on Smartphone or iPad
Whether taxpayers want to estimate their taxes, prepare and e-file their
return, or track their tax refund, TurboTax has a mobile app for that.
the first mobile tax preparation app, is available to even more people
this year. In addition to 1040EZ filers, now taxpayers with dependents
and those claiming the earned income tax credit, can also snap a photo
of their W-2, answer a few simple questions, and e-file within minutes
from their smartphone.
Anyone can use SnapTax to start their taxes for free by snapping a
picture of their W-2, and then with a click, securely transfer that
information to TurboTax
Online. In addition, those who e-file their tax return can track the
status of their federal refund with MyTaxRefund,
a free app available for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android (News - Alert) devices.
Starting in mid-January, taxpayers can also conveniently prepare and
e-file their taxes from their iPad and download TurboTax for the Mac
from the Apple (News - Alert) App Store.
Pricing and Availability
TurboTax Online pricing starts at free for simple federal tax returns.
TurboTax Online federal and state products include e-filing at no
additional cost and are available at http://www.TurboTax.com.
TurboTax 2012 desktop products start at $29.99, include preparation and
e-filing for up to five federal returns, and are available at retail
stores and direct from TurboTax.
TurboTax is the nation's No. 1 rated, best-selling, do-it-yourself tax
preparation software. Available on desktop, online and mobile,
TurboTax helped more than 25 million people last year keep more of their
hard-earned money. For more information, visit the TurboTax
press room,like us on Facebook (News - Alert) at www.facebook.com/turbotax,
follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/turbotax,
or visit our blog, Tax Break: The TurboTax Blog, at blog.turbotax.intuit.com/.
Intuit Inc. is a leading
provider of business and financial management solutions for small and
mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit
unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products
and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken®
simplify small business
management and payroll
finance, and tax
preparation and filing. ProSeries®
and Lacerte® are
Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit
Financial Services helps banks and credit unions grow by
providing on-demand solutions and services that make it easier for
consumers and businesses to manage
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $4.15 billion in its
fiscal year 2012. The company has approximately 8,500 employees with
major offices in the United
States, Canada, the United
Kingdom, India and
other locations. More information can be found at http://www.intuit.com.
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