TurboTax is the biggest name in online tax preparation, and rightfully so. It makes filing your taxes as simple as possible, so you don’t have to pay a tax professional to do the work for you, saving you a lot of money.
TurboTax combines an affordable tax filing option with the simplest options when it comes to completing your taxes, giving it a leg up over all the other online tax preparation services.
The great thing about TurboTax is that if you have simple tax returns, you can file both your federal and state taxes for free. Absolutely free, no hidden fees. If you have deductions you want to include, pricing starts at $34.99 for your federal tax return and $36.99 for your state tax return.
Filing: TurboTax offers a myriad of ways to file your taxes, including from your desktop, mobile phone, tablet or even from downloaded software. It also offers professional tax preparers to help your with your taxes, although it is remotely since TurboTax does not have any physical offices.
Refund: When you are ready to get your refund, TurboTax can directly deposit the money into a bank account, or send you a check or prepaid credit card, whichever you prefer.
TurboTax: Tax Help
Preparation: TurboTax offers support via email, online chat or phone. It also has online forums where you can connect with others that may be having the same tax issues as you as well as tax experts who can help.
Audit: TurboTax does provide help if you end up being audited by the IRS. You can also sign up for Audit Defense for an additional cost.