If you have a simple return and would like step-by-step guidance, TurboTax Basic will help you get your biggest refund.
Get Your Refund Fast: Efile Your 2009 Taxes with TurboTax
Asks easy questions
We customize questions to your unique tax situation and put your answers on the right tax forms for you.
Guides you step by step
With tax answers on every screen, live answers online, easy import, and error checking, doing your taxes is easier than ever.
Efile for a fast refund
Efile with direct deposit to get your refund in as few as 8 days. Five federal efiles included.
TurboTax Basic was designed to make doing your simple taxes easy, by guiding you step by step through your federal tax return. Choose TurboTax Basic if any of the following apply to you:
If you have a mortgage, childcare expenses, or made charitable donations, TurboTax Deluxe will help you maximize your deductions for the biggest tax refund.
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 tax deductions.
TurboTax customizes questions to your unique tax situation and put your answers on the right tax forms for you.
With tax answers on every screen, live answers online, easy import, and error checking, doing your taxes is easier than ever.
Asks Easy Questions, Tailored to You
Guides you step by step through your tax return, then puts your answers on the right tax forms for you, including 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. Skips interview questions that don't apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.
Improved Automatically Fills in W-2 and 1099 Info
Gets your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 100,000 participating employers and financial institutions and automatically puts it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary.
Improved Transfers Last Year's Tax Info
No retyping necessary. Fills in information from your previous year's return to save time and increase accuracy. Shows you what you're importing and where it goes in your return. You can also import from other tax software including TaxACT and H&R Block's TaxCut.
Imports Your Financial Data
Imports information from your financial software (including Quicken, QuickBooks 2007 and higher, and Microsoft Money) so you can skip the cut and paste this year.
New Makes it Easy to Hold Your Place
Flag areas in your tax return so you can get back to them easily.
Live Tax Answers
Get live answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community2. Plus you'll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.
Straightforward Guidance & Advice
Find help on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get plain-English explanations of specific tax areas and helpful examples when you need them.
Life Events Expert
Explains how changes in your life, such as purchasing a home, changing jobs or becoming a parent, will affect your taxes so you can prepare your return with confidence.
Not sure how to answer a tax question? We'll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.
FREE Technical Support
Got a software question? No problem! Get answers from a TurboTax expert via e-mail, phone, or live chat.
New Smart Check Scans for Mistakes
Smart Check double-checks your return for errors, so you can be confident your taxes are done right.
Guaranteed Accurate Calculations
If you should get hit with an IRS or state penalty or interest due to a TurboTax calculation error, we'll pay you the penalty and interest.
Keeps You Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Forms
With a single click you can check for updates each time you start to ensure your return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms. No more disruptions while you work on your return.
Shows Your Tax Refund in Real Time
Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. Our Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.
Federal Efile Included
Get your refund in as few as 8 days with efile and direct deposit. Free federal efile is included with TurboTax at no extra charge. If you're a returning user, we'll automatically transfer your efile information from your previous year's return to save you even more time.
Search Topics or Forms
Looking for a specific form? Just type in the name of the form and TurboTax will take you to it.
Compares Sales Tax vs. State Income Tax Deduction Savings
Shows you which tax deduction will get you the biggest savings: sales tax paid or state and local income tax paid.
Takes the Confusion Out of Vehicle Registration Deductions
Tells you if you can deduct vehicle registration costs and how to take the deduction.
Summarizes Your Tax Situation
Compares this year's return to last year's return and shows you how your numbers compare with the U.S. average, so you can rest assured your taxes are accurate.
Explains AMT and How to Avoid It
Gain a better understanding of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and how it affects your bottom line. Learn why you may be subject to AMT and how you can avoid it in the future.
Helps with Education Credits and Deductions
Tells you who qualifies for education credits, which expenses are deductible and how to save the most money.
Handles Social Security and Other Types of Income
Provides extra help for entering Social Security income, Disability income, Supplemental Security income, and dependent's Social Security income.
Simplifies Estimated Tax Payments
Explains how estimated taxes work and tells you if you need to make estimated quarterly payments.
Not sure Basic Edition will cover your unique situation? Start anytime and we will prompt you if another TurboTax program may be better for you. When you upgrade, the info you've already entered so far will transfer automatically.
Guides You Step by Step Through Amending Returns, if You Need To
TurboTax makes it easy to amend your return. Need more time? You can submit an application for a filing extension with just a few clicks.
TurboTax takes the worry out of deciding which forms you need to file. Just answer simple questions and TurboTax fills out the right forms for you.
Most Commonly-Filed IRS Tax Forms and Schedules
|Form 1040||Individual Income Tax Return|
|Schedule A||Itemized Deductions|
|Form 1040A||Individual Income Tax Return|
|Schedule B||Interest and Dividend Income|
|Schedule D/D-1||Capital Gains and Losses/Additional Capital Gains and Losses|
|Form 1040EZ||Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents|
|Schedule C/EZ||Profit (or Loss) from Business/Net Profit from Business|
|Schedule EIC||Earned Income Credit|
|Schedule E||Supplemental Income and Loss|
|Schedule SE||Self-Employment Tax|
Other Tax Forms and Schedules
|Schedule F||Profit or Loss from Farming|
|Schedule H||Household Employment Taxes|
|Schedule J||Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen|
|Schedules K-1 Worksheet (Form 1041)||Estates and Trusts|
|Schedules K-1 (Form 1065)||Partner's Share of Income, Credits, Deductions|
|Schedules K-1 (Form 1120S)||Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits, etc|
|Schedule R||Credit for Elderly or Disabled|
|Schedule 1 - 1040A||Interest and Ordinary Dividends for Form 1040A Filers|
|Schedule 2 - 1040A||Child and Dependent Care Expenses|
|Schedule 3 - 1040A||Credit for Elderly or Disabled|
|Form 982||Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness|
|Form 982WKS||Cancellation of Debt Worksheet|
|Form 1040-ES||Estimated Tax for Individuals|
|Form 1040-V||Payment Vouchers|
|Form 1040X||Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return|
|Form 1098T||Tuition Statement|
|Form 1099-MISC||Miscellaneous Income|
|Form 1099-Q||Payments From Qualified Education Programs|
|Form 1099-R||Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement, etc.|
|Form 1116||Foreign Tax Credit|
|Form 1116 AMT||Foreign Tax Credit for AMT|
|Form 1310||Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer|
|Form 2106/EZ||Employee Business Exp/EZ Employee Business Expenses Short Form|
|Form 2119||Home Sale Worksheet|
|Form 2120||Multiple Support Declaration|
|Form 2210/2210AI||Underpayment of Tax/Annualized Income|
|Form 2210F||Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers|
|Form 2439||Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains|
|Form 2441||Child and Dependent Care Expenses|
|Form 2555||Foreign Earned Income|
|Form 3468||Investment Credit|
|Form 3800||General Business Credit|
|Form 3903||Moving Expenses|
|Form 4136||Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels|
|Form 4137||Tax on Unreported Tips|
|Form 4255||Recapture of Investment Credit|
|Form 4506||Request for Copy of Tax Form|
|Form 4562||Depreciation and Amortization|
|Form 4684||Casualties and Theft|
|Form 4797||Sales of Business Property|
|Form 4835||Farm Rental Income and Expenses|
|Form 4852||Substitute W-2 or 1099-R|
|Form 4868||Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File|
|Form 4952/AMT||Investment Interest Expense Deduction/Investment Interest Expense Deduction - AMT|
|Form 4972||Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions|
|Form 5329||Additional Taxes on Retirement Plans|
|Form 5405||First-Time Homebuyer Credit|
|Form 5695||Residential Energy Credits|
|Form 6198||At-Risk Limitations|
|Form 6251||Alternative Minimum Tax|
|Form 6252||Installment Sale Income|
|Form 6781||Gains/Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles|
|Form 8283||Non-cash Charitable Contributions|
|Form 8332||Release of Claim to Exemption for Child of Divorced of Separated Parents|
|Form 8379||Injured Spouse Claim and Allocation|
|Form 8396||Mortgage Interest Credit|
|Form 8453||U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS E-File Return|
|Form 8582/AMT/CR||Passive Activity Loss Limitations/AMT/Credit Limitations|
|Form 8586||Low Income Housing Credit|
|Form 8606||Nondeductible IRAs|
|Form 8615||Tax for Certain Children Who Have Investment Income of More Than $1,800|
|Form 8801||Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax|
|Form 8812||Additional Child Tax Credit|
|Form 8814||Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends|
|Form 8815||Exclusion of Interest from Series EE and I Bonds|
|Form 8822||Change of Address|
|Form 8824||Like-Kind Exchange|
|Form 8829||Business Use of Your Home|
|Form 8839||Qualified Adoption Expenses|
|Form 8853||Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts|
|Form 8857||Innocent Spouse Relief|
|Form 8859||DC First-Time Homebuyer Credit|
|Form 8862||Info to Claim EIC After Disallowance|
|Form 8863||Education Credits|
|Form 8880||Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions|
|Form 8881||Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs|
|Form 8885||Health Coverage Tax Credit|
|Form 8888||Direct Deposit of Refund|
|Form 8889||Health Savings Account|
|Form 8891||Canadian Retirement Plans|
|Form 8903||Domestic Production Activities Deduction|
|Form 8910||Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit|
|Form 8914||Exemption for Taxpayers Housing Individuals Displaced by Midwestern Disasters|
|Form 8915||Hurricane Retirement Plan Distributions|
|Form 8917||Tuition and Fees Deduction|
|Form 8919||Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages|
|Form 8930||Midwestern Disaster Area Distributions|
|Form 9465||Installment Agreement Request|
|Form SS-4||Application for Employer ID Number|
|Form TD F 90-22.1||Report of Foreign Bank Accounts|
|Form W-4||Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate|
|Form W-2||Wages and Tax Statement|
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