TurboTax Discount Tax Software
Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is an American software company that develops financial and tax preparation software along with related services for individuals, small businesses and accountants. TurboTax is incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Intuit TurboTax Online Tax Software Editions
The free online edition is a tax preparation solution for simple tax returns that don't require special forms. If you don't own a home or have a mortgage and work a standard job to collect a paycheck, this edition may work just fine for you. It is for federal returns and includes free e-filing.
The basic edition adds in extra support and import abilities that allow you to import employer and income data as well as personal information from previous years returns. It offers free technical support by phone and other venues.
The deluxe edition is a great choice to help you maximize deductions in order to increase your refund or reduce the amount owed. It quickly searches through a list of over 350 deductions that you may be able to qualify for in order to lower your tax bill. It generates accurate values for your charitable donations so that you can write them off easily and alerts you to audit risks and offers tips to reduce any chance of an audit
The premier edition is the best choice for those with investments like stocks, bonds, mutual funds and cd's as well as rental properties or other financial ventures. It's the right program to help you calculate financial gains and helps you with deductions for investment losses. Finds tax-saving investment and rental property deductions to help lower your tax liability. It helps guide you through reporting sales from employee stock purchase plans (ESPP) making your tax filing easy.
Home and Business Edition
Personal & Business software all in one. This packaged edition includes everything in the premier edition, plus: full support to help you file your small business or self employment taxes. Find industry-specific deductions to help insure bigger tax savings, uncovers refund-boosting business write-offs, find the asset depreciation method that will insure your getting the biggest refund possible.
Intuit was founded in 1983 by Scott Cook and Tom Proulx in Mountain View, California.
- Type Public (NASDAQ: INTU)
- Industry Computer software
- Founded Palo Alto, California (1983)
- Founder(s) Scott Cook
- Headquarters Mountain View, California, USA
- Key people Tom Proulx, initial developer
- Brad Smith, CEO
- Personal finance, accounting and tax return software
- Revenue $3.07 billion USD (2008)
- Employees 8,200
- Website www.intuit .com
Intuit makes the personal finance programs Quicken and TurboTax, along with its Canadian counterpart, TurboTax-Canada [Formally QuickTax]. They also produce the small business accounting program called QuickBooks. In addition, they produce QuickBooks Accounting and Point of Sale solution for small retailers needing professional tax solutions.
The company maintains a number of foreign sales offices. It has R&D activity in Intuit Canada headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta and Intuit India headquartered in Bangalore, India. International product versions are now predominantly produced by third-party localizers or licensees.
In the late 1990s Microsoft started to compete vigorously with the Intuit core business. In response, Intuit launched new web-based products and solutions and put more emphasis on QuickBooks and on TurboTax. The company made a number of investments around this time. Among others, it purchased a large stake in Excite and acquired Lacerte Software, a Dallas-based developer of tax preparation software used by tax professionals. It also divested itself of its online bill payment service unit and extended and strengthened its partnership with CheckFree.
Today, Intuit has about $3 billion in annual revenue and $9.8 billion market capitalization.
Intuit has been ranked in Fortune's "Top 100 companies to work for" for the past several years.
Intuit has been ranked in Fortune's "America's most admired software companies".
TurboTax online tax preparation and downloadable or cd installed software accounts for the largest sales volume in tax software every year. It leads it's closest competitor HR Block in software sales though H&R Block captured the biggest market share of local and online professional tax preparation.