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TurboTax Deluxe Income Tax Software


TurboTax Deluxe has all the features of TurboTax Basic, but is aimed at users with a more deduction claiming tax situations. It is an ideal choice if you want to take advantage of more than 350 possible, but not very well known, tax deductions.

TurboTax Deluxe contains all the basic edition features, along with extra power to correctly calculate even complicated tax issues. For example, TurboTax Deluxe includes "Its Deductible" – a program that calculates the accurate value of items donated as charitable contributions. A lot of people value their donated items far to low and loose considerable amounts of money each year due to this mistake.

Like basic, it provides an interview in plain English and provides explanations and examples when you need them. It will also transfer data from earlier years and can import information from programs such as Quicken, QuickBooks and Microsoft Money.


Support For Tax Deductions


In addition to these basic features, TurboTax Deluxe will offer you extra help and guidance with deductions, including medical, home, child-care and education based concerns.

You can create a year-to-year comparison of your deductions to maximize the tax savings for you and your family. It contains deduction tips from official IRS publications and comes with a pedagogic video and the TurboTax Income Tax Handbook.

All versions of TurboTax can be safely and conveniently downloaded online from the manufacturer (Intuit). Deluxe is downloaded as a 56 MB size file and the estimated download time is no more than 15 minutes if you download via a DSL connection. It will naturally go even faster if you are connected through a Cable Modem, 9 minutes. If you already own another edition you can easily upgrade anytime online.

This income tax software brand will not only save you time and money by taking care of the calculations and filling out the forms for you, it will also make it possible for you to file your form electronically to the IRS using E-file. By filing electronically you can receive your tax return much sooner than by mail. By using TurboTax to calculate your taxes and fill out the forms, you limit the risk of errors considerably.

Error Free Income Tax Preparation

According to the IRS's own research, the tax returns prepared on paper include errors in more than 17.5 percent of the cases. That’s almost one out of every five tax returns! For the tax returns prepared and filed electronically, that number is below 0.5 percent. It is easy to understand why Americans using software such as TurboTax can receive their tax returns much faster and without any hassle. Last year, over 40 million Americans sent their tax returns to the IRS electronically. That number is increasing each year as more and more taxpayers realize the benefits of electronically calculated tax returns.



HR Block Income Tax SoftwareThe benefits are not limited to speed and correct figures, TurboTax will also increase the safety of the transaction. When you send in your filled out forms via regular mail you have no way of knowing whether or not they actually reached the IRS in time. Unfortunate taxpayers have experienced the unpleasant surprise of receiving a letter from the IRS months after they dropped their forms in the mailbox; a letter demanding their income tax return, plus considerable amounts of money in interest and penalties.


When you use TurboTax to electronically file your tax return, you will receive an instant verification from the IRS that proves that the agency has received your forms.



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