TurboTax 2011 Now Offers Free Live Tax Advice
Free One-On-One Expert Tax Advice Delivers Total Confidence Your
Taxes are Done Right
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
TurboTax for 2011 now offers free one-on-one tax
advice, giving taxpayers unparalleled ease, accuracy and confidence
when preparing their tax returns. Whether it's by phone or live chat,
taxpayers can easily get answers to their tax questions from an
experienced tax professional — for free!
TurboTax, the nation's leading tax
software from Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU), guides customers through
their return step by step, helping them claim every tax deduction and
credit they deserve so they can be confident they get their biggest
possible refund, guaranteed.
Free One-On-One Expert Tax Advice
New for 2011, TurboTax offers free access to its "Ask a Tax Expert"
service. This gives taxpayers personalized answers to their tax
questions from an experienced tax professional by phone or live chat, so
they feel even more confident that their taxes are done right.
"We're focused on making it even easier for taxpayers to get their
maximum refund," said Dan Maurer, general manager of TurboTax. "Each
year, many Americans needlessly overpay someone else to do their taxes.
This year, TurboTax will provide free one-on-one expert tax advice,
giving those that need it the confidence that their tax return is done
TurboTax tax experts are highly qualified U.S. based IRS-Enrolled
Agents, CPAs or tax attorneys with extensive knowledge in tax law and
tax return preparation. Available daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT, the
a Tax Expert" service is accessible through all TurboTax desktop,
online and mobile offerings.
Making it even easier for taxpayers to get their biggest possible
refund, TurboTax 2011:
Guides taxpayers step-by-step through their tax return, getting them
every deduction and credit they deserve. New improvements make it
simpler to quickly enter personal information and claim important
deductions and credits, such as dependents or the Earned Income Tax
Credit, which could be worth as much as $5,751 per family.
Transfers information automatically from more than 400,000 employers,
banks and financial institutions. Customers gain immediate access to
essential tax information, dramatically reducing data entry and making
tax preparation easier and more accurate.
Offers more ways for customers to quickly get their tax refunds. Free
IRS electronic filing gives taxpayers an easy and fast way to receive
their federal tax refunds — in as little as seven days with direct
deposit. No other tax service or software can get taxpayers their
refund faster. Customers can also put their refund on the TurboTax
Prepaid Visa® Card.
Makes it even easier for customers to stay informed even after they
file by offering them the option to receive updates on their e-file
status via text messages. In addition, any taxpayer who e-files their
tax return can track the status of their federal refund with
MyTaxRefund, a free app available for iPhone
Mobile Makes it Easier
TurboTax mobile apps make it easy for customers to estimate their taxes,
prepare and e-file their return and track their tax refund. TurboTax
offers the nation's only start-to-finish tax apps that enable people to
prepare and e-file a federal and state tax return directly from a mobile
SnapTax, designed for taxpayers with simple returns (1040EZ), lets
customers snap a photo of their W-2, answer a few simple questions,
review for accuracy and e-file from an iPhone or Android in minutes.
Taxpayers who want more guidance can choose to prepare and e-file their
taxes with TurboTax
for the iPad, which combines the ease and accuracy of TurboTax with
the convenience and portability of the iPad. TurboTax apps for 2011 will
be available in January.
Pricing and Availability
TurboTax Online pricing starts at free for simple federal tax returns.
All TurboTax Online federal and state products include e-filing at no
additional cost and are now available at http://www.TurboTax.com.
TurboTax 2011 desktop products start at $29.95, including preparation
and e-filing for up to five
federal returns, and are available at retail stores or direct from
TurboTax is the nation's No. 1 rated, best-selling, do-it-yourself tax
preparation software. Available on desktop, online and mobile,
TurboTax helps more than 23 million people a year easily and accurately
claim every deduction and credit they're entitled to, so they get their
biggest tax refund possible.
For more information, visit the TurboTax
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® and TurboTax®, simplify small business management
and payroll processing, personal 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 $3.9 billion in its fiscal
year 2011. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major
offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and
other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Intuit, the Intuit logo and TurboTax, among others, are registered
trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United
States and other countries.
Ashley Kirkendall, 858-215-9069
Melika Mizany, 415-345-4779
Source: Intuit Inc.
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