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TurboTax 2016 Discounts & Service Codes for 2017 Tax Season

Hide 2017 Tax Season Coming: The 2017 tax season is coming soon with all new and updated TurboTax versions expected to be released in early December. For all of you that have filed a tax extension this year (with a deadline of October 15th), there are still discounted offers and coupons to be found (which are all listed below). Otherwise, see you back in December for a full update of the deals available on TurboTax for 2017!

Offers verified on Oct 14, 2016

  • TurboTax April 2016 Discounts
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Our Most Popular Deal!

  • Extra 18% off!
    At the official TurboTax Store!
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  • You can now save up to an extra $20.00 off on the online versions of TurboTax this week!  That’s up to 18% off your order from the official TurboTax Store. The Deluxe version is on sale right now for $44.99 vs. the regular price of $54.99, Premier for $64.99 vs. $79.99 and Home & Business for $84.99 vs. $104.99. Just follow the above link to activate this discount (you’ll have it applied to your order once you login at the TurboTax website).  This offer is available exclusively at Intuit.com, the makers of TurboTax. The deal is set to last through April 18th (you’ll have to file your online tax return and pay for the software before then to take advantage of the offer).
  • Offer expires on this year’s tax deadline, April 18th, 2016.

An Official Intuit Software Reseller

  • Up to $25 OFF
    TurboTax now on sale at Amazon!
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  • Amazon, one of TurboTax’s top resellers, has all versions on sale. You’ll now get up to $17.50 off for Deluxe to $25.00 off Premier and Home & Business.  At the moment it seems like you’ll save the most (precentage-wise) on the Premier version (it comes out to be nearly 23% off) but regardless of the version you choose, it’s unlikely you’ll find a lower price on the desktop versions at any other store or reseller. You’ll also be able to select from both the boxed versions with the installation disc inside (most orders will qualify for free shipping) and the download versions which let you download and install the software as soon as you make your purchase. What’s great about the downloadable versions is that you can start working on your tax return immediately and don’t have to wait for a few days for the disk to arrive in the mail. Also keep in mind that prices are subject to change and vary without notice so see amazon.com for more offer details and today’s sale price.
  • Sale prices may vary. See store for details.

The Quicken Bundle Offer is Back for 2016!

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    Quicken Bundle
    $20 to $50 off with the Quicken-TurboTax Bundle.
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  • If you’re a user of Quicken, then this is a good time of year to consider upgrading your older copy of Quicken to one of the new 2016 versions. Intuit is offering a bundle discount through when you TurboTax and Quicken together through them directly or at some of their major resellers.  The most popular place to pick up this deal is at Amazon where the bundles already include the discount in the price. Intuit also has a direct offer where you may qualify for the free Starter version or 50% off Deluxe, Premier or Home & Business. Or you can head on over to NewEgg where you can make your own bundle with any of the qualifying Turbotax and Quicken 2016 versions they have in stock.  Just note that each store has different policies and only a limited number of versions will qualify for this offer (some might require a rebate form while others offer an instant discount). We’ve put an entire page together of the offers available so just follow the above link to learn more about the options currently available to you.
  • Offer expirations will vary by retailer.

Qualifies for the Low Price Guarantee

  • Price Match
    Available at your local retailer.
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  • Now if you’re one of those people that like to buy software from your local in-town store, then we have another deal just for you. Most often the traditional brick and mortar stores have their items priced more than the online ones listed above. Well, what most of us don’t realize is that a majority of local stores have price match policies in place to help them be more competitive with their online counterparts. So if you like to shop at Staples, Best Buy, Office Depot any number of other local outlets, them be sure to come prepared with a posted sale price from one of Intuit’s authorized resellers and you should be able to have the store manager match the price right there on the spot for you. Of course restrictions and exclusions might apply, which may vary from store to store, so be sure to visit your local reseller for full offer details.
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TurboTax for Students

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    Students!
    Students get a break on their taxes.
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  • Ah, those were good times as a student… parties, friends, cross country road trips, and not a care in the world (for the lucky folks that had their parents fund their education). Oh, and of course the discounts. Turbotax offers students to ability to file their tax return for free using their software. Their free version includes tax forms 1040EZ/1040A for simple tax returns, with all the support you need to process your college related expenses (textbooks, tuition, rent, etc.). Just keep in mind that if your working or running a side business and have investment or business related deductions, then you’ll have to upgrade to one of the paid versions of TurboTax software.
  • Open only to those who qualify.

Self Employed Tax Bundle

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    QuickBooks Bundle
    QuickBooks-TurboTax Bundle Discount.
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  • Another one of the bundle deals available this tax season is the QuickBooks bundle that’s specifically tailored for self-employed individuals who both file their own tax returns and use QuickBooks to manage their finances/customers. For $11.99/month for your first year 12-months of membership (later it becomes $16.99/month), you’ll get QuickBooks Online and full access to TurboTax Home & Business to file your State and Federal tax return. What’s nice about it is that QuickBooks calculates your quarterly estimated taxes automatically and maximizes your deductions with Schedule C categorization, and then with just a few clicks you can import your data into TurboTax. That’s helpful to cut down the time it takes you to complete your taxes and helps you be more accurate when you send in your quarterly estimated taxes.
  • This is an ongoing offer from Intuit.

TurboTax is free for qualified military families

  • Military FREE
    Take advantage of the free military deal.
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  • Did you know that you may qualify for free software from TurboTax in 2016? You may even be able to receive waived state and federal filing fees. Special offers are available to qualifying low income individuals/households and those in active military duty or who where in active service in some or all of the 2015 calendar year. Follow the above link to learn more about the eligibility requirements and how you can signup.
  • Visit Intuit.com for offer details and qualifications.

Norton-Turbotax Bundle Offer

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    Norton Bundle
    The Norton-Turbotax Bundle Offer
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  • Norton and TurboTax have teamed up again this year to offer their bundle discount. Save when buying select versions of TurboTax 2015 tax preparation software along with Norton Security software (new for 2016) at Amazon. To take advantage of this deal, simply select one of the bundle sets at Amazon.com and the discount will be automatically reflected in your cart (you’ll have a few different options to choose from). Just note that there is a limit of one bundle discount per person/household.
  • Offer expires on April 15th, 2016.

Free Trial Available for TurboTax Online

  • Free Trial
    Try TurboTax Online risk-free!
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  • If you’ve never used TurboTax, you’re switching from another tax program or are doing your own taxes this year for the first time, then TurboTax will let you try out their software before you pay for it. Just follow the above link and then select the version that you would like to try. You’ll be able to complete most of your tax return and see how the program works before paying for it (and see an estimate of the tax refund you may qualify for). If you decide to complete and file, just continue and purchase the program. If not, just stop once it asks you to provide your payment information. At this step you’ll be able to either save your work to come back at a later date or delete the free account that you created.
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Other TurboTax Special Offers in 2016

Other TurboTax Payment Methods Available

  • Refund Processing
    Deduct TurboTax fees from Refund.
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  • If you don’t have a debit or credit card to pay for your TurboTax fees, or just simply don’t want to use it, then there’s a payment alternative available to you. It’s the Refund Processing Service option from TurboTax. It works like this: If you have a federal tax refund coming your way and your e-filing this year, then you can just have TurboTax conveniently deduct the fees from it rather than paying with your debit or credit card. Obvious this option isn’t available if you are not expecting a federal refund or you are only going to receive a state refund. Those wanting to pay for their TurboTax software by personal check, Paypal, Bitcoin, cash or another payment method will still have to wait until these become available one day.
  • Extra fees with this payment option may apply.

A check is not your only refund option.

  • TurboTax Visa
    Get your refund on a Visa debit card.
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  • For 2016, you several options to receive your tax refund. You can go with the traditional check that’s mailed to your home address or have the feds send you a direct deposit directly to your bank account (this is what I choose). TurboTax also gives you a third option which is to send you your tax refund on a prepaid NetSpend Premier Visa debit card. So whatever refund is coming your way, that entire amount will be put on the debit card and you’ll have up to that limit to spend in stores, online or at ATMs nationwide. This is a alternative option for anyone that doesn’t have a checking account or doesn’t want to provide personal banking info to the federal government.
  • See terms and conditions for details and fees.

Get an extra 6 months to file your taxes.

  • File an Extension
    File an IRS tax extension with TurboTax
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  • If you’re asking yourself “where did the time go?” then you’re not alone. The April 15th tax deadline comes around faster than most of us expect. At least the good news this year is that you have a few extra days to file as the deadline is pushed out to April 18th or 2016 due to a holiday on the 15th and weekend on the 16th and 17th. But if the extra three days is still not enough, then you can use TurboTax to file an IRS tax extension for both your Federal and State tax returns. Once approved (usually within 48 hours), you’ll have an extra 6 months, all the way up to October 15th, to finish your tax return and avoid penalties by being late. Just remember, if you are estimated to send a payment to the IRS for 2015 taxes owed, then be sure to do it as soon as possible (best before April 15th) to minimize paying any penalties and interest charges.
  • See site for tax extension details.

Is there an app for that?

  • iPhone App
    Use TurboTax on your iPhone/iPad.
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  • If you’re dreading the thought of booting up your old PC that’s collecting dust in your closet just to file your tax return, then don’t worry. That’s because you don’t have to use it or install any software on your computer if you don’t want to. With the online versions for TurboTax (which happen to be on sale right now) you can complete your entire tax return in your online account using their free app. That means you can start working on your 2015 tax return from your iPad or other tablet, then save it and continue working on it from your iPhone, and then finish it off from your work computer (or any other order). This is helpful if you and your spouse are jointly working on your taxes so both of you can use your own devices when working on it. Plus you don’t have to worry about loosing any of your data is a computer crash as everything is securely stored in the cloud.
  • Available free with TurboTax Online editions.

Your data is safe, you can sleep peacefully.

  • Security
    Your tax info is safeguarded with TurboTax.
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  • With all the news lately regarding hacking scandals, including the hospital in California that was cyberattacked and their data held ransom, you may be worried about trusting a third-party company with your tax info. TurboTax is one step ahead as they’ve implemented multiple security safeguards to ensure that no one ever accesses your personal data without your authorization. That includes the use of fingerprint passwords in their iPhone app, multi-factor and single-use password authentications, SSL data encryption that surpasses IRS standard, and auto email notifications whenever any new user logs-in to your account. Be sure to read the full details on the protections in place at intuit.com.
  • See how you’re being protected at TurboTax.com.

TurboTax have the Affordable Care Act covered

  • Affordable Care Act
    Health insurance is part of taxes.
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  • With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), every year you’ll now have to provide insurance information or request to have it exempt/waived when competing your tax return. Remember that if you didn’t have health insurance in 2015, then you might owe a penalty on your taxes (and at times it can be a significant hit to your income). TurboTax makes it easy for you to determine if any penalties will be owed, even with complex situations like having multiple healthcare providers, partial year coverage, or if you spent the year abroad.
  • See TurboTax for full offer details.

How do I apply a TurboTax Discount or Service Code?

Unlike other companies that use the traditional “promo code” boxes at checkout, TurboTax uses click-through coupons. That means, any discounts currently available at intuit.com are applied to your order when you physically follow the posted offer link. Then once on their site, you’ll see the sale price clearly marked. Then just make your selection and continue your purchase.

Don’t get this confused with a “service code” which you’ll see at checkout. TurboTax doesn’t apply general discounts through the service code section, rather, uses it for special case-by-case circumstances (like to record an order to a customer representative that helped with the purchase).

If you’re not planning on filing (i.e. paying) for your tax return today using TurboTax, and instead are just beginning to work on your return using one of the online editions, then it’s just important to pay attention at checkout that the offer you selected today is still reflected in your account once it’s time to pay for the software (that when it’s redeemed, not at the click date). Sometimes if you wait too long, the deal can expire before you have a chance to pay (there’s usually a price increase from Intuit in mid-February). If that happens, just save your return and come back here to find another coupon to use.

Below is an example of what you should see after you follow one of the available offers – Just remember that this is only an example and the exact pricing/savings will depend on the ultimate one one that you choose from those available at the time of purchase.

TurboTax Choose Version 2016

If you’re new to TurboTax or your 2015 tax situation has changed and you don’t know which version to choose, then it’s not a big deal. That’s because TurboTax automatically guides you though any upgrades you’ll need. So you can you just start with the “free” option and as you go through your tax forms and upload your W2 and/or 1099 forms, complete the investments sections, etc., you’ll be given the option to upgrade if needed.

What about some of the other TurboTax offers out there?

So there are a number of other partner offers from TurboTax out there, like from banking institutions, including Bank of America, Chase, AAA, Capital One, and Vanguard, as well as a number of credit unions (Navy Federal Credit Union and Pentagon Federal Credit Union are the two most popular ones). However, we no longer track any of these partner/client promotions so you’ll have to check with your bank directly to see if they are offering anything for 2016. However, at the end of the day, you’ll find anyway that the discounts listed here are often the same or better than any of those partner offers anyway. If you’re still interested in learning more about the ones available, then contact your favorite bank, credit card company, or credit union to see if they are partners with TurboTax this year, and if so, how much you can save if purchased through them.

Is my State return included in TurboTax?

For most tax filers, like us here in California, you’ll also need to file a State tax return. Others, like in Nevada, don’t need to because those residents don’t pay State income tax. That’s why you’ll notice that you can purchase TurboTax, specifically the desktop versions, with or without your State return. Of course it’s cheaper without it and you’ll find that in most, if not all, cases it’s cheaper to buy it upfront in the desktop version that getting it later on as an add-on.

As far as the online versions go, it doesn’t matter as it’ll get added to your account when needed as you go. But just remember that the prices posted on TurboTax’s website for all the Online versions exclude the State return. The cost will vary depending on when you end up filing and if you have an active coupon applied to your account, but often it’s around $36.99 per each State return that you e-file. So be sure to take that into consideration when estimating your final cost of the software.

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It’s also worth mentioning that TurboTax’s pricing tends to change throughout the tax season. Usually, the closer that we get to the tax deadline (this year it’s on April 18th for those filing individual and joint tax returns), the less offers we see and ultimately the more we end up paying. As always you can count on us here at Software Voucher to continue monitoring the best promotions all the way up through 2016 to help you save the most possible on your purchase.

Picked the Wrong TurboTax Version? Then you can Upgrade, Downgrade or Get a Refund.

If you picked the wrong venison of TurboTax, then in most cases it’s not a big deal because you’ll be able upgrade to a more powerful version of the software (of course at an additional upgrade fee) or downgrade to a lower version. Downgrading is a bit more difficult but possible if you haven’t yet paid for the software (for the Online versions). If you bought a Desktop copy of the software no later than in the last 60 days, then you’ll be able to apply for a refund.  Then you can re-purchase the correct version of the program.

What happened to the Amazon refund bonus offer from TurboTax?

One of our favorite perks when using TurboTax during the last few years the bonus refund offer… That was when you could get 10% extra tacked on top of your federal tax refund if you choose to put it on an Amazon gift card (as opposed to getting a check for the amount). While it limited you to spend your gift card on Amazon, regular shoppers got a sweet deal because an extra 10% really added up quickly. For example, if you decided to put $2000 of your tax refund on the card, you would get $200 just for doing so (in total, you would receive a $2200 gift card to use on anything sold at Amazon).

But everything changed in 2016 because TurboTax no longer offers this deal. That’s right, no bonus refund offer at all. Ah, but it doesn’t mean it’s completely disappeared. H&R Block now offers nearly the identical deal when you file with their tax software (they too have software that’s comparable to TurboTax for all of you do-it-yourself filers). You get to choose from a number of stores, including Best Buy, REI, Home Depot, iTunes, and more. But best of all, this is the first year that it includes at Amazon as one of your options (looks like TurboTax lost it’s exclusivity and H&R Block took it over).

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In all honestly, a lot of these tax software programs are awfully similar and they should all give you the same end-results. After all, they are must follow the same tax code. Both TurboTax and H&R Block let you begin working on your tax return online through any of their versions before paying for it so it’s worth trying it out. At the end of the day, you have to see which one is either cheaper for you and/or how much you can earn if you want to refund bonus deal.

Here’s some more details about H&R Block’s bonus refund offer for 2016.

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When will TurboTax for 2017 become available?

If you're wanting to get a head start in your tax planning, you'll be able to purchase TurboTax for the 2016 tax year around mid-to-late November 2016. We're tracking the latest release date news and invite you to share your wishlist and future enhancement recommendations.

What are your other filing options this tax season?

If your heart is not yet set on TurboTax (which, just so you know, is the #1 best selling tax software brand), then we encourage you to also see the promotions offered on H&R Block’s tax preparation software. They offer a very similar set of programs that are priced significantly less than equivalent TurboTax versions. Similar to TurboTax, there are four versions to choose from depending on the complexity of your return. All orders include offer free advice from a tax expert as many times as you need it and in-person audit support at one of your local H&R Block offices. You are also covered by their 100% accuracy and maximum refund guarantee.

Another option is to see if any TurboTax discount is available at your bank of credit union - Like at Bank of America, Citi, Chase, Capital One, or Vanguard. You can usually find more details through your online account or by visiting your favorite and nearest financial institution.

Want to Party TurboTax Style?

TurboTax is once again is giving 3000 lucky individuals a chance to host their very own tax party - They call it the You Party. The way it works is that you invite 10 friends or family members to your home and your show them what TurboTax is all about. TurboTax sends you props, balloons, a few informational folders, and an activity guide. And in return for you promoting their products, TurboTax lets you file with any of the TurboTax Online versions for free this year and all your guests get a service code to save 50% on their orders. That’s a pretty good deal if you ask us!

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