Free TurboTax Giveaway With TurboTax Coupon Codes (Online Versions)

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2012-02-1716

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We’ve got another coupon code giveaway, this time, care of TurboTax. Sometimes, handling the tax implications of investment losses, donations, medical expenses and other taxable transactions can be a little complicated to manage. However, if you want to get the most out of your tax deductions and get the refunds that you deserve, you’ll need to properly account for them. Thatโ€™s where TurboTax comes in. Whether you want to review your last yearโ€™s tax information or deduct some investment losses, TurboTax will help you through the process. Better yet, they offer exciting bonus services for free.

TurboTax Code Giveaway (Online Versions)

For now, we are giving away three free product codes for TurboTax Online. If you can leave a comment below that shares a tax story or tip, or tell us your thoughts about the tax software or accounting methods you use, then your comment can get counted for the giveaway. There are 3 codes I can offer for free — two for TurboTax Premier ($50 value) and one for the Deluxe version ($30 value). I will contact the winners (or takers) when the giveaway is over (usually in a few days or when there are enough entries), and I’ll provide them with additional information and instructions on how to proceed.

For those who would like to learn a little more about TurboTax, do check out the following information. Here are more interesting links on TurboTax:

  • TurboTax Products Page: Do your taxes the easy way. You’ll find the following products, one of which may suit your needs: TurboTax Online FREE Federal Edition for basic returns; TurboTax Online Basic with a bit more guidance than the free edition (plus free eFile); then there are the Deluxe, Premier and Online Home & Business versions with free eFile as well. All will charge an additional fee for state filing.
  • TurboTax Product Comparison Page: See how TurboTax products stack up!
  • TurboTax Free Calculators, Tools and Tips: Make sure you check out the calculators to help you determine your tax refund, optimize your IRA contributions, boost your take home pay or see how life events can affect your refund.

You may also want to check out our comprehensive TurboTax review, or read a little more about this software below!

How does this tax software work?

The TurboTax guarantee is simple. They will give you the biggest tax refund that you’re entitled to when you file your taxes by using their online services. Their software covers over 350 possible deductions. These include charitable donations, medical expenses, and personal and business specific deductions, among other things.

There’s actually a lot to like about TurboTax, including their active community and a live chat set up. Through these features, you can easily inquire about matters relating to your tax situation. In addition, TurboTax also has an Audit Risk Meter, which has the function of rigorously checking your tax return for omissions or errors that might lead to a state penalty or an IRS audit.

What does TurboTax offer?

TurboTax offers multiple options and services for helping you prepare your taxes: Free Federal, Basic, Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business. They are all priced differently, with the Home & Business package being the most expensive. The product codes that we make available here can help waive that expense.

Let’s take a quick look at the most basic software from TurboTax, which is the TurboTax Online Federal Free Edition. With this edition, TurboTax guides you through the federal tax preparation process at absolutely no charge. They’ll help you calculate the optimal refund that you should receive, and they’ll have your refund sent to you through their e-filing system. Take note that this applies to federal taxes, with an additional charge for state taxes.

The Online Federal Free Edition is suitable for everyone, regardless of their income. Rated 5 stars by thousands of customers, this edition prepares simple tax returns and also provides some practical tax-saving tips on the side. Free technical support and an active smart check scan are included in the package.

Created February 17, 2010. Updated February 17, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Digerati Life. All Rights Reserved.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Andy May 30, 2010 at 4:33 am

Great piece of software; by the way one of Amazon’s best sellers. Recommended!

Mac Riddel February 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I used to use a few different “box” versions of tax prep software and they were ok, though every time I had to re-do all my basic information each year. As this is the online version of TurboTax, I have no worries on losing my data or finding my tax returns from previous years…it’s all saved on their site. And the best part is, you don’t pay until you’re ready to file. And if I can accomplish this at no charge, that would make tax day just a bit easier this year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Maryanne Kelleher February 18, 2012 at 7:02 am

I’ve used Turbo Tax for awhile now – I tried using another competitor a few years ago and was disappointed in it. Love that Turobox Tax now allows you to store on the internet so I don’t have to worry about lost tax returns.

Jason Schramm February 18, 2012 at 7:40 am

I am entering for the premier version as I own stocks.

I keep all my tax docs in a pile until I’m ready to start on my taxes. And I use turbotax online. It’s very easy to use. They ask you questions to help you fill out your taxes. Like do you own a home? If yes then they ask you more about that.

And I live your site. Always looking for personal finance tips. And I just bought my first house. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jason Schramm February 18, 2012 at 7:41 am

I like your site. darn iPhone autocorrect. Lol. But I live it too.

Silicon Valley Blogger February 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

haha, Thanks! Am glad you live this site. That’s the best compliment ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

Eric February 18, 2012 at 8:51 am

I very much enjoy the convenience of having last years information uploaded automatically. The TurboTax site is very user friendly and the Q&A has helped me solve numerous tax questions. Since using TurboTax I’ve never felt I needed to speak to a tax specialist. The program does that work for me.

T. Thema Martin February 18, 2012 at 10:23 am

I definitely need it to do my taxes.

Jeremy B February 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

I use online tax prep services the most. My technique is to use several of the big-name tax online services and input all my tax information. I compare which one will provide with the largest tax return for me and I then go ahead and use that service to e-file my taxes. Since I’ve done this in the past, all my information have been saved from previous years and will just carry-over to the current tax year which makes this process a whole lot smoother. I hope my technique helps anyone trying to maximize their returns!

Kayla February 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I used Tax Act for free last year. It doesn’t seem like anyone is offering free filing this year except for basic. We have a business, so basic won’t work. I am trying to figure out which online prep site is the best value. Thanks for the info.

Sue Kaiser February 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I’ve used software to do my taxes since 1998. I’ve tried several others but Turbo Tax is always the one I go back to. I haven’t bought mine yet this year – winning would get me going on my taxes for this year.

Revanche February 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I’m actually dreading taxes this year as this is the first year of married taxes and I don’t know how messy they’ll be that I think software will be crucial to maintaining my sanity. I used H&R Block for my own last year and it was actually relatively doable – my fingers are crossed that TurboTax will save me from an accountant and tearing my hair out for one more year between two jobs, side income and a house! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Valerie February 19, 2012 at 2:15 am

I keep a large envelope in my filing cabinet. Anything I think may be needed for taxes for the year, I put it right in the envelope so I am collecting things throughout the year.

Janet February 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I start a tax folder at the beginning of the year and make sure anything relevant goes into it, particularly deductions and the vehicle license fee. When it comes time to doing taxes, it’s all right there

Silicon Valley Blogger February 20, 2012 at 9:47 am

Thanks for your interest! It’s time for me to pick some winners for this giveaway and will announce them here shortly. I will also contact the winners via email and provide you the instructions for next steps. It seems that TurboTax is quite a popular product so I’ll make sure to try to increase the code pool next time! Thanks again for joining.

Silicon Valley Blogger February 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I’ve assigned the entries their numbers, not counting duplicate entries, older entries and my comments. There were 11 unique entries, and the winners are:

Entry 3: Jason Schramm
Entry 8: Sue Kaiser
Entry 10: Valerie

Here is the tool I used for the picks.

turbo tax winners

I will get in touch with you via email to let you know how to get started with using TurboTax!

Thanks to all those who joined. I wish I could offer more codes. Perhaps I’ll be able to wrangle more of them in the future.

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