Intuit TurboTax

Version2021(as of 1/12/2022)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Web
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Rating:2.8  |  61 Votes

Main Features

  • Prepares U.S. Federal and State tax returns with 1 free state download
  • Includes "EasyStep" step-by-step guidance in a "Do-It-Yourself" model
  • Performs calculations based on your answers to simple questions
  • Provides a help center with advice from tax experts
  • Imports data from multiple sources
  • Guarantees the maximum refund and 100% accuracy

Software Overview

Screenshot of Intuit TurboTax 2021
Screenshot of Intuit TurboTax 2021

TurboTax 2021 is a tax return application used to prepare and file U.S. Federal and State tax returns for the 2021 tax year. It provides a step-by-step guide that walks you through the tax return process.

TurboTax is available as a CD/download for Windows or macOS or as an online application that runs in your web browser (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 provides a simple step-by-step process called "EasyStep" for completing tax returns. This system asks you basic questions and automatically fills in the tax forms with the information you provide. The "EasyStep" process consists of several sections, including Personal Info, Federal Taxes, State Taxes, Wrap-Up, and Print & File. And as you fill out your return, the program displays the current calculated total tax refund or due tax amount. Also, if you prefer to enter your information manually, you can do so by clicking the "Forms" button.

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 correctly filed and guarantees 100% accuracy with each return. The TurboTax guarantee applies to everyone, including individuals, home business owners, and multi-member LLC businesses. TurboTax also offers a help center with answers from tax experts for an array of tax-related questions.

TurboTax 2021 can import data from previous TurboTax returns like .TAX2020 files and .PDF returns created by other tax programs such as TaxAct and H&R Block Tax Software. The software can also import data from Quicken and other financial software programs and 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.

Primary File Type

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Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.TAX2021TurboTax 2021 Tax Return
.TAX20TurboTax 2020 Tax Return File
.TAX2020TurboTax 2020 Tax Return
.TXFTax Exchange Format

Additional Related File Types

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.3PETurboTax 2008 Form File
.DGCTurboTax Tax Form
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.PDFPortable Document Format File
.RTPTurboTax Update File
.SCDTurboTax Tax Schedule List
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.TAXTurboTax Tax Return
.TAX08TurboTax 2008 Tax Return File
.TAX09TurboTax 2009 Tax Return File
.TAX10TurboTax 2010 Tax Return File
.TAX11TurboTax 2011 Tax Return File
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.TAX13TurboTax 2013 Tax Return File
.TAX15TurboTax 2015 Tax Return File
.TAX16TurboTax 2016 Tax Return File
.TAX17TurboTax 2017 Tax Return File
.TAX18TurboTax 2018 Tax Return File
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.TAX2019TurboTax 2019 Tax Return
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.TT2015STATETurboTax 2015 State Tax Form
.TT2016STATETurboTax 2016 State Tax Form
.TT2017STATETurboTax 2017 State Tax Form
.TT2018STATETurboTax 2018 State Tax Form
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.VERVersion Record
Updated 1/12/2022