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TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-File + State 2012 for PC [Old Version]

by Intuit
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  • Helps you get every dollar you deserve from your taxes
  • Customizes to your situation based on your job, family and life
  • Get expert help when you need it, free
  • Double-checks your return for deductions and credits and helps you avoid triggering an audit
  • Includes 5 Free Federal E-files and one download of a TurboTax State product
  • Note: State preparation and printing is included in this version. State E-file is available at an additional charge.
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Use some (or all) of your federal refund to purchase an Gift Card from TurboTax and TurboTax will tack on an extra 10%—so $500 would become $550. Learn more.
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Price includes tax preparation and printing of tax returns. Additional state E-Filing fees may apply. Please check directly with the publisher for the most current state and E-filing fees applicable to your unique situation.

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  • ASIN: B009HBCU9W
  • Release Date: November 15, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,232 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

Note: State preparation and printing is included in this version. State E-file is available at an additional charge.

It’s Your Money. Keep More Of It with TurboTax.

Why spend more than you should to have someone else do your taxes for you? TurboTax puts the power in your hands to keep more of your hard-earned money, with the peace of mind of knowing you have experts in your corner every step of the way.

  • Guides you step by step, asking plain-English questions that are easy to understand and answer.
  • Customized to your situation: searches for the latest deductions and credits based on your job, family, and life so you know you’ll get every penny you deserve.
  • TurboTax is right there with expert help when you need it, so you won’t get stuck if you have a question.
  • Double-checks your return every step of the way to help you get all of the deductions and credits you deserve.
  • Scours your return to flag problem areas that might trigger an audit. If anything does come up, TurboTax tells you how to fix it. Plus, TurboTax's audit support tools give you access to step-by-step guidance on what to do if the IRS contacts you.

TurboTax Is in Your Corner

Tax experts when you need them

TurboTax's CPAs, EAs, and Tax Attorneys are here for you year-round so you can get expert answers to your questions and help when you need it, free (by phone or live chat1). Free online audit support tools provide you extra assistance, and Audit Defense services are available for purchase. The Audit Risk Meter checks your tax return for common audit triggers and shows whether your risk is high or low. It also provides tips to help you reduce your chance of an audit.

And, with free technical support, get answers to your software questions from a TurboTax expert via phone or live chat.

Guides you step-by-step

The TurboTax Q&A asks you questions that are easy to understand and answer, and puts your answers on the right tax forms for you. It automatically fills in W-2 and 1099 info from over 100,000 participating employers and financial institutions and automatically puts it in the right tax forms.

Plus, TurboTax transfers last year’s tax info, so no retyping is necessary. It fills in information from your previous year’s return to save time and increase accuracy. You can also import from other tax stores and software including TaxACT and H&R Block’s TaxCut (Windows via .tax & .pdf; MAC via .pdf).

Get back all the money you deserve

TurboTax is personalized to you based on your job, family, or life changes, and searches for over 350 deductions and credits to get you your biggest tax refund. TurboTax looks for deduction opportunities as you go and shows which deductions you have and haven't taken. It also tells you how to qualify for just about any deduction, so you don’t miss any opportunities to save.

ItsDeductible (included) helps you accurately value items you donate to charity. Plus, it tracks other donations such as cash, mileage, and stocks, to help you get every charitable deduction you’re entitled to.

Your taxes, done right

The TurboTax team of CPAs continuously updates the product with the latest tax laws to ensure it’s more up-to-date than any individual could be. TurboTax is so confident your return will be done right, they guarantee it2. Plus, Smart Check will scan for mistakes and double-check your return for errors, so you can be confident your taxes are done right.

Fast refund
  • TurboTax shows your tax refund in real time. Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. The Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.
  • Plus, get your fastest refund possible (with efile and direct deposit).
  • Free federal efile is included at no extra charge. If you’re a returning user, TurboTax will automatically transfer your efile information from your previous year’s return to save you even more time.

TurboTax Deluxe was designed to make it easy for you to get your biggest tax refund possible.

Choose TurboTax Deluxe if any of the following apply to you:

  • You own your home
  • You donated to charity
  • You have significant education or medical expenses
  • You have childcare expenses
  • You have lots of deductions

If you own investments or rental property, choose TurboTax Premier. It has everything in Deluxe, plus will provide extra guidance so you get the most from your investments.

If you are a sole proprietor, consultant, 1099 contractor, or single-owner LLC, TurboTax Home & Business has everything in Premier and will help you make the most of your business and personal deductions.

If you own an S Corp, partnership, C Corp, or multiple-owner LLC, choose TurboTax Business.

Which TurboTax is Right for You?

Basic Deluxe Premier Home & Business
Step-by-Step Guidance
EasyStep Interview walks you through your return, finds you every credit you deserve, and double checks for errors as you go X X X X
Easily imports prior year tax data from TurboTax and other tax software brands X X X X
Save time by importing financial data including W-2s, investment, and mortgage information, plus import from Quicken and QuickBooks X X X X
Get personalized answers from an expert by phone, chat, or online X X X X
Five Federal e-files - receive IRS confirmation; get your fastest refund possible X X X X
Maximize Your Deductions
Deduction Maximizer searches over 350 deductions and credits as you go to help make sure you get your maximum refund X X X
Audit Risk Meter - helps you reduce your chance of an audit X X X
ItsDeductible helps you accurately value charitable donated items X X X
Expert advice provides insight into this year's outcome and recommendations to help you get an even bigger refund next year X X X
Investments and Rental Property
Extra guidance for investment sales such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and employee stock plans X X
Cost Basis Lookup quickly tracks and calculates historical cost basis X X
Shows you how much opening an IRA now could save you on this year's taxes X X
Additional help for rental property income, expenses, and refinancing X X
Schedule C Businesses
Expanded Schedule C guidance to maximize home office, vehicle, and other business deductions X
Simplified income and expense entry so you don't miss a thing X
Create W-2 and 1099 forms for your employees and contractors X
Walks you through what start-up costs new businesses can deduct X

Fastest refund with e-file and direct deposit; refund timeframes will vary. Cost includes tax preparation and printing of unlimited federal tax returns and free federal efile, of up to five federal tax returns. State Product not included in Basic but available for download. Additional fees apply for efiling state returns. State Efile fees do not apply to New York state returns. Prices subject to change without notice. Internet access required. Not for use by paid preparers.

1. Live tax advice service is free and available year-round by phone and online for questions on 2012 U.S. Federal and State tax returns (restrictions apply). Service, experience levels, hours of operation, and availability vary and are subject to restrictions and change without notice. (Tax Attorneys are not providing legal advice and are authorized under IRS Circ 230 to provide tax assistance and advice.)
2. If you pay an IRS or state penalty or interest because of a TurboTax calculation error, TurboTax will pay you the penalty and interest.

System Requirements

  • Processor: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or faster
  • Operating Systems: *Not currently compatible with Windows 8.1 / Windows XP Service Pack 3+ (32-bit) / Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) / Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) / Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit) - administrative rights required
  • Memory: 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Monitor: 800×600 screen resolution (1024×768 recommended)
  • Internet Connection Required: 56 Kbps (Broadband connection recommended)
  • Hard Disk Space: 515 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 client if not already installed)
  • Printer: Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer
  • Third Party Software: Win: Microsoft .NET 4 (included with TurboTax Installer); Adobe Reader 8 or higher

Note: State preparation and printing is included in this version. State E-file is available at an additional charge.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars State download is free to e file it is extra. February 3, 2013
By Lucy
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I just finished my taxes. One thing I will suggest for those having issues downloading state for extra $39.99 is to update state software, sign out of turbo tax and sign back in. State will be downloaded at no additional cost other than to e file state for $19.99. Those that claim its $19.99 plus $29.99 processing fee to e file state are not mentioning that the $29.99 processing fee is only if you want them to deduct the $19.99 directly from your return. You can pay by credit card to e file and it will only cost $19.99, no processing fee. So my federal and state taxes are completed and both filed electronically for a total of $60.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Software is Great, Support not so much January 8, 2013
By Percius
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I expect that this software cut my tax bill by 30% over what I would find had I rummaged through the tax code myself. I used turbotax online since 2009 and liked it. This was on-sale and cheaper then the online price. It works just as well as online without the pesky multi stage authentication each time you login.

Why 3 out of 5?
I logged into turbotax online to download the .tax file for last year. When I clicked on "I need year xxx taxes in .tax format" it took me to buying turbo tax again. It took 45 minutes on the phone with a guy who wouldn't listen to me to finally get my taxes in .tax form so that I didn't have to re-enter information (employer ein, family demographics, etc) that are not on the 1040 you would print.

For anyone else needing to know, if you want to import that data from turbotax online into turbotax desktop.
1. Start a new 2013 tax filing online. Don't pay for it.
2. Click "Home"
3. Save my 2013 tax information on my computer.
Don't go through the "previous filings" link.
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381 of 451 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars UPDATE: 03/21/13 - Amazon has updated the description January 21, 2013
By Dan
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
UPDATE: 03/21/13

Amazon and Intuit have updated the product page with several notes and bullet points that more clearly explain exactly which services this piece of software offers and which cost extra. The included services are: federal prep and e-file and state prep, but state e-file is extra. The entire purpose of this review was to explain the fact that for most people, there would be an additional cost should they want to file things electronically for both the federal and state returns. This was because the product listing's main description never listed out that the state e-file was not included in the price. It was only included as very tiny text at the very bottom of the description and was very easy to miss. I appreciate that Intuit and Amazon have updated this listing accordingly. The software itself is easy to use and since everything is filed electronically, you usually get your return pretty quickly. It also looks through a lot of deductions to make sure you're getting the biggest refund. Now that things have been updated and the description is more accurate, I can fully recommend the product.

I appreciate the fact that these companies listened to all of our feedback and actually took action!


I really enjoy TurboTax's software and have used the online version for the past several years when filing my tax returns. I saw that Amazon had a complete downloadable version for what appeared to be an acceptable price, so I decided to give it a try. Everything seemed to be going well until I got to one of the final screens in which I was prompted to pay an additional $20 just to E-file my state return. This caught me off guard because the title of the software said "Federal + E-File + State.
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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful
By Srcbarn
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I've been using TurboTax Deluxe for several years now and I think it's great! I had no problems downloading the product (Windows XP) or installing it. The one thing I really like about it is the automatic update feature. When I run the software, if there are any updates for the program, forms, etc., it automatically asks me if I want to download and install them which I do so I have the most current versions of everything. Years ago I used to do my taxes manually spending literally hours filling out worksheets to see if I qualified for a particular deduction and how much I could deduct. Having seen many TV advertisements for TurboTax, I decided to try it. Boy oh boy, what a difference in the time it took to prepare my taxes. I don't have a real complicated return, at least I don't think I do, but TurboTax found deductions I wasn't even aware of or that I qualified for. If you can read, follow directions and answer all the questions honestly, I think TurboTax is the only way to go to get your maximum refund.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deceptive title, wrong charges February 2, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Even though it mentions state is included, it charged extra $39.99 to start the state returns.
No resolution on email is provided by intuit, your options are to either wait for 2 hours to catch a chat representative of 45 minutes to speak with someone on phone
Once you are done paying for states, there is another $19.99 for filing state returns
What a ripoff!
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars turbotax deluxe very deceiving February 2, 2013
By Lori
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I have been using TurboTax Deluxe for many many years. I had no problems following the software except when I got to the end where you choose to E-file or mail your forms. Federal E-file is free but they wanted another $19.99 to E-file the state taxes PLUS $29.99 for processing fee. I'm not happy with this at all. I went ahead and Efile my federal and took the mail route for my state taxes. The title made me think you were getting both federal and state free efiling. I will not be using this next year as you can efile your federal on line for free and I'll just do the mail route with the state taxes.
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