Software : Intuit : TurboTax

Intuit TurboTax

(as of 3/25/2020)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Prepares U.S. Federal and State tax returns
  • Includes "EasyStep" step-by-step guidance in a "Do-It-Yourself" model
  • Performs calculations based on your answers to simple questions
  • Provides free tax advice from real CPAs and EAs
  • Imports data from multiple sources
  • Fills in information from a picture of your W-2 taken by your phone or tablet
  • Guarantees the maximum refund and 100% accuracy

TurboTax 2019 is a tax return application used for preparing and filing U.S. Federal and State tax returns for the 2019 tax year. It provides a step-by-step guide that walks you through the tax return process.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The U.S. government has extended the 2020 federal tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. Many states have also extended the filing deadline, but make sure to check with your state department of revenue for the latest information.

TurboTax is available as a CD/download for Windows or macOS (OS X) or as an online program (Google Chrome is recommended). The software can be purchased in the following editions:

  1. TurboTax Basic
  2. TurboTax Deluxe
  3. TurboTax Premier
  4. TurboTax Home & Business

The TurboTax interface allows you to complete a tax return using a simple step-by-step process called "EasyStep." This system asks you basic questions and automatically fills in the tax forms with the information you provide. The "EasyStep" process is split up into several sections, including Personal Info, Federal Taxes, State Taxes, Wrap-Up, and Print & File. If you prefer, you can manually enter information by clicking the "Forms" button. Throughout the return process, the program displays the current calculated total tax refund or tax due amount.

Intuit guarantees that TurboTax will provide the maximum refund for all tax returns as it updates tax law standards to help ensure that your taxes are filed properly and guarantees 100% accuracy with each return. The TurboTax guarantee applies to everyone, which includes individuals, home business owners, and multi-member LLC businesses. TurboTax also offers free live online advice with tax experts. This one-on-one service enables users to ask tax professionals questions that are tailored to their specific situation.

TurboTax 2019 can import data from previous TurboTax returns like .TAX2018 files as well as .PDF returns created by other tax programs such as TaxAct and H&R Block Tax Software. You can snap a photo of your W-2 with a phone or tablet and TurboTax automatically fills in the appropriate fields with the information. The software can also import data from Quicken and other financial software programs, as well as a large number of online banking services.

TurboTax is one of the most popular and best applications available for helping you file your taxes. It features a simple “EasyStep” process, accurate calculations, expert advice, and convenient data importing. If you plan to do your own taxes this tax season, Intuit TurboTax is a great solution.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.TAX2019 – TurboTax 2019 Tax Return

Other file extensions used by Intuit TurboTax 2019

Supported File Types
.3METurboTax Form File
.3PETurboTax 2008 Form File
.TAX2018TurboTax 2018 Tax Return
Additional Related File Formats
.1PETurboTax Form File
.1PHTurboTax File
.DGCTurboTax Tax Form
.LIFTurboTax Information Archive
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.RTPTurboTax Update File
.SCDTurboTax Tax Schedule List
.T09At Home 2009 Tax Return
.TAXTurboTax Tax Return
.TAX08TurboTax 2008 Tax Return File
.TAX09TurboTax 2009 Tax Return File
.TAX10TurboTax 2010 Tax Return File
.TAX11TurboTax 2011 Tax Return File
.TAX12TurboTax 2012 Tax Return File
.TAX13TurboTax 2013 Tax Return File
.TAX15TurboTax 2015 Tax Return File
.TAX16TurboTax 2016 Tax Return File
.TAX17TurboTax 2017 Tax Return File
.TAX2008TurboTax 2008 Tax Return
.TAX2009TurboTax 2009 Tax Return
.TAX2010TurboTax 2010 Tax Return
.TAX2011TurboTax 2011 Tax Return
.TAX2012TurboTax 2012 Tax Return
.TAX2013TurboTax 2013 Tax Return
.TAX2014TurboTax 2014 Tax Return
.TAX2015TurboTax 2015 Tax Return
.TAX2016TurboTax 2016 Tax Return
.TAX2017TurboTax 2017 Tax Return
.THPTurboTax Text String
.TT2012STATETurboTax 2012 State Tax Form
.TT2013STATETurboTax 2013 State Tax Form
.TT2014STATETurboTax 2014 State Tax Form
.TT2015STATETurboTax 2015 State Tax Form
.TT2016STATETurboTax 2016 State Tax Form
.TT2017STATETurboTax 2017 State Tax Form
.TVLTurboTax File
.TXFTax Exchange Format
.VERVersion Record

Updated: March 25, 2020