Here‘s how it works:
Asks easy questions
We customize questions to your unique tax situation and put your answers on the right tax forms for you.
Guides you step by step
With tax answers on every screen, live answers online, easy import, and error checking, doing your taxes is easier than ever.
Efile for a fast refund
Efile with direct deposit to get your refund in as few as 8 days. Five federal efiles included.
Why TurboTax Basic is the easiest choice for you
TurboTax Basic was designed to make doing your simple taxes easy, by guiding you step by step through your federal tax return. Choose TurboTax Basic if any of the following apply to you:
- You file a 1040EZ or other simple tax return
- You own your home but don‘t have a mortgage
- You rent your home
If you have a mortgage, childcare expenses, or made charitable donations, TurboTax Deluxe will help you maximize your deductions for the biggest tax refund.
If you own investments or rental property, choose TurboTax Premier. It has everything in Deluxe PLUS will provide extra guidance so you get the most from your investments.
If you are a sole proprietor, consultant, 1099 contractor, or single-owner LLC, TurboTax Home & Business has everything in Premier and will help you make the most of your business and personal tax deductions.
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Everything you need to easily do your simple tax return.
Does the Hard Work for You
Asks Easy Questions, Tailored to You
Guides you step by step through your tax return, then puts your answers on the right tax forms for you, including 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. Skips interview questions that don‘t apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.
Improved Automatically Fills in W-2 and 1099 Info
Gets your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 100,000 participating employers and financial institutions and automatically puts it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary.
Improved Transfers Last Year‘s Tax Info
No retyping necessary. Fills in information from your previous year‘s return to save time and increase accuracy. Shows you what you‘re importing and where it goes in your return. You can also import from other tax software including TaxACT and H&R Block‘s TaxCut.
Imports Your Financial Data
Imports information from your financial software (including Quicken, QuickBooks 2007 and higher, and Microsoft Money) so you can skip the cut and paste this year.
New Makes it Easy to Hold Your Place
Flag areas in your tax return so you can get back to them easily.
Provides Help When You Need It
Get live answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community2. Plus you‘ll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.
Straightforward Guidance & Advice
Find help on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get plain-English explanations of specific tax areas and helpful examples when you need them.
Explains how changes in your life, such as purchasing a home, changing jobs or becoming a parent, will affect your taxes so you can prepare your return with confidence.
Not sure how to answer a tax question? We‘ll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.
Got a software question? No problem! Get answers from a TurboTax expert via e-mail, phone, or live chat.
Spots Errors and Shows How to Fix Them
New Smart Check Scans for Mistakes
Smart Check double-checks your 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.
Keeps You Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Forms
With a single click you can check for updates each time you start to ensure your return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms. No more disruptions while you work on your return.
Get Your Refund Faster with Included Federal Efile
Shows Your Tax Refund in Real Time
Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. Our Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.
Get your refund in as few as 8 days with efile and direct deposit. Free federal efile is included with TurboTax at no extra charge. If you‘re a returning user, we‘ll automatically transfer your efile information from your previous year‘s return to save you even more time.
Plus, includes these helpful features to make doing your taxes even easier:
Looking for a specific form? Just type in the name of the form and TurboTax will take you to it.
Compares Sales Tax vs. State Income Tax Deduction Savings
Shows you which tax deduction will get you the biggest savings: sales tax paid or state and local income tax paid.
Takes the Confusion Out of Vehicle Registration Deductions
Tells you if you can deduct vehicle registration costs and how to take the deduction.
Summarizes Your Tax Situation
Compares this year‘s return to last year‘s return and shows you how your numbers compare with the U.S. average, so you can rest assured your taxes are accurate.
Explains AMT and How to Avoid It
Gain a better understanding of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and how it affects your bottom line. Learn why you may be subject to AMT and how you can avoid it in the future.
Helps with Education Credits and Deductions
Tells you who qualifies for education credits, which expenses are deductible and how to save the most money.
Handles Social Security and Other Types of Income
Provides extra help for entering Social Security income, Disability income, Supplemental Security income, and dependent‘s Social Security income.
Simplifies Estimated Tax Payments
Explains how estimated taxes work and tells you if you need to make estimated quarterly payments.
Not sure Basic Edition will cover your unique situation? Start anytime and we will prompt you if another TurboTax program may be better for you. When you upgrade, the info you‘ve already entered so far will transfer automatically.
Guides You Step by Step Through Amending Returns, if You Need To
TurboTax makes it easy to amend your return. Need more time? You can submit an application for a filing extension with just a few clicks.
TurboTax Basic Includes These Tax Forms
TurboTax takes the worry out of deciding which forms you need to file. Just answer simple questions and TurboTax fills out the right forms for you.
Most Commonly-Filed IRS Tax Forms and Schedules
Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Return
Schedule A Itemized Deductions
Form 1040A Individual Income Tax Return
Schedule B Interest and Dividend Income
Schedule D/D-1 Capital Gains and Losses/Additional Capital Gains and Losses
Form 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Schedule C/EZ Profit (or Loss) from Business/Net Profit from Business
Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit
Schedule E Supplemental Income and Loss
Schedule SE Self-Employment Tax
Other Tax Forms and Schedules
Schedule F Profit or Loss from Farming
Schedule H Household Employment Taxes
Schedule J Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen
Schedules K-1 Worksheet (Form 1041) Estates and Trusts
Schedules K-1 (Form 1065) Partner‘s Share of Income, Credits, Deductions
Schedules K-1 (Form 1120S) Shareholder‘s Share of Income, Credits, etc
Schedule R Credit for Elderly or Disabled
Schedule 1 - 1040A Interest and Ordinary Dividends for Form 1040A Filers
Schedule 2 - 1040A Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Schedule 3 - 1040A Credit for Elderly or Disabled
Form 982 Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness
Form 982WKS Cancellation of Debt Worksheet
Form 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals
Form 1040-V Payment Vouchers
Form 1040X Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1098T Tuition Statement
Form 1099-MISC Miscellaneous Income
Form 1099-Q Payments From Qualified Education Programs
Form 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement, etc.
Form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit
Form 1116 AMT Foreign Tax Credit for AMT
Form 1310 Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form 2106/EZ Employee Business Exp/EZ Employee Business Expenses Short Form
Form 2119 Home Sale Worksheet
Form 2120 Multiple Support Declaration
Form 2210/2210AI Underpayment of Tax/Annualized Income
Form 2210F Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers
Form 2439 Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains
Form 2441 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Form 2555 Foreign Earned Income
Form 3468 Investment Credit
Form 3800 General Business Credit
Form 3903 Moving Expenses
Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels
Form 4137 Tax on Unreported Tips
Form 4255 Recapture of Investment Credit
Form 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Form
Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
Form 4684 Casualties and Theft
Form 4797 Sales of Business Property
Form 4835 Farm Rental Income and Expenses
Form 4852 Substitute W-2 or 1099-R
Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File
Form 4952/AMT Investment Interest Expense Deduction/Investment Interest Expense Deduction - AMT
Form 4972 Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions
Form 5329 Additional Taxes on Retirement Plans
Form 5405 First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 5695 Residential Energy Credits
Form 6198 At-Risk Limitations
Form 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax
Form 6252 Installment Sale Income
Form 6781 Gains/Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles
Form 8283 Non-cash Charitable Contributions
Form 8332 Release of Claim to Exemption for Child of Divorced of Separated Parents
Form 8379 Injured Spouse Claim and Allocation
Form 8396 Mortgage Interest Credit
Form 8453 U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS E-File Return
Form 8582/AMT/CR Passive Activity Loss Limitations/AMT/Credit Limitations
Form 8586 Low Income Housing Credit
Form 8606 Nondeductible IRAs
Form 8615 Tax for Certain Children Who Have Investment Income of More Than $1,800
Form 8801 Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax
Form 8812 Additional Child Tax Credit
Form 8814 Parent‘s Election To Report Child‘s Interest and Dividends
Form 8815 Exclusion of Interest from Series EE and I Bonds
Form 8822 Change of Address
Form 8824 Like-Kind Exchange
Form 8829 Business Use of Your Home
Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses
Form 8853 Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts
Form 8857 Innocent Spouse Relief
Form 8859 DC First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 8862 Info to Claim EIC After Disallowance
Form 8863 Education Credits
Form 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
Form 8881 Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs
Form 8885 Health Coverage Tax Credit
Form 8888 Direct Deposit of Refund
Form 8889 Health Savings Account
Form 8891 Canadian Retirement Plans
Form 8903 Domestic Production Activities Deduction
Form 8910 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8914 Exemption for Taxpayers Housing Individuals Displaced by Midwestern Disasters
Form 8915 Hurricane Retirement Plan Distributions
Form 8917 Tuition and Fees Deduction
Form 8919 Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages
Form 8930 Midwestern Disaster Area Distributions
Form 9465 Installment Agreement Request
Form SS-4 Application for Employer ID Number
Form TD F 90-22.1 Report of Foreign Bank Accounts
Form W-4 Employee‘s Withholding Allowance Certificate
Form W-2 Wages and Tax Statement
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