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Intuit TurboTax Home & Business Federal + State + eFile 2012 - Retail

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The Intuit TurboTax Home & Business Plus E-File 2012 (CD-ROM) is software providing everything you need to easily do your personal and business taxes. There is no limit to the number of computers it can be installed on. TurboTax guides you through your taxes like a GPS navigation unit, providing extra help for first-time users. It asks you questions in plain English and puts your answers on the proper tax forms. It also helps you maximize your personal and business deductions for the largest possible refund via one of two options: Find Deductions Myself or Maximize My Deductions. Either option will provide guidance every step along the way. Just e-file or print your tax return--it's that simple.

All the help you need is at your fingertips, with Online chat, Ask the community, FAQs and answers, and phone support options. Get your refund fast with e-file: File your return electronically, receive an email confirmation, and get your refund in as little as 7 days (typically 7-14). There's no additional cost to efile your federal tax returns. Efiling your state return(s) costs $19.99 per efile.

Enjoy the following bonuses included with your software: ItsDeductible Online, Live Community, Audit Support Center and 1 state download. The software is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Guides You Step by Step through Self-Employment Income, Deductions, Credits

Tailored To You
Customizes questions based on your business profile (sole-proprietor, consultant, 1099 contractor and single-owner LLC) and provides step-by-step guidance for entering income and expenses.
2 Ways to Go Through Deductions and Credits
Choose Find Deductions Myself if you already know what information you need to enter, want to quickly locate or return to a tax topic, and / or know how significant changes in your life will impact your taxes. Or, select Maximize My Deductions to take a guided tour through all available deductions and credits and get help finding which of the 350 deductions you're entitled to. This option is the one for you if you are not sure of how changes in your life will affect your taxes.
Helps Find Small-Business Tax Deductions
Indicates which expenses you are allowed to deduct for your vehicle, supplies, utilities, home office expenses and more, to ensure that you receive every business deduction you deserve.
Identifies Industry-Specific Deductions
Walks you through tax write-offs by industry to aid you in finding commonly overlooked deductions.
Gets You the Biggest Vehicle Deduction
Shows you whether you'll receive a larger deduction using actual expenses or the standard mileage rate. Gives you additional assistance in dividing vehicle expenses between business and personal use.
Makes Entering Income Easier
Displays all business income types on a single page so you know you've covered all income sources.
Provides the Forms You Need
The software includes many tax forms and schedules, but conveniently takes the decision about which ones to use out of your hands--so all you need to focus on are the easy tasks. TurboTax provides the following Most Commonly-Filed IRS Tax Forms and Schedules: Form 1040 - U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Schedule A - Itemized Deductions, Form 1040A - U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Schedule B - Interest and Dividend Income, Schedule D - 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, Form 8949 - Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets. Additionally, numerous other forms and schedules are included, such as Schedule F - Profit or Loss from Farming, Schedule H - Household Employment Taxes, Schedules K-1: Form 1041 - Estates and Trusts, 1065 - Partner's Share of Income, Credits, Deductions, 1120S - Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits, etc, and many more.
Creates W-2 and 1099 Forms
Assists you in preparation of unlimited forms for employees and contractors. Does all calculations and prints on plain paper. No special forms required. Mac users must have Internet access to create W-2 and 1099 forms.
Simplifies Asset Depreciation
Helps you figure out which depreciation method will get you the largest deduction, then guides you through the process of calculating and reporting depreciation.
Streamlines Expense Entry
Walks you through all expense categories and offers additional tax deduction suggestions along the way, allowing you to maximize savings.
Offers Extra Guidance for New Businesses
Displays the startup deductions new businesses are able to take.

Also Includes Everything From Premier Version:

Helps You Get the Most from Your Investments

Imports Your Investment Info
This exclusive feature saves time by automatically importing your investment info directly from your financial institution.
Helps You Accurately Report Investment Sales
Walks you through the process of reporting sales of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Automatically calculates capital gains and losses and keeps track of those that carry over to future tax returns.
Determines Your Cost Basis
Figures out your accurate purchase price for stock sales in 3 simple steps.
Assists with Employee Stock Plans
Guides you through the reporting of sales and automatically determines your correct basis for selling shares purchased at different times or prices.
Helps You Find Every Rental Deduction
This exclusive feature locates more than 20 deductions for landlords, from travel to advertising to repairs to insurance.
Shows Your Best Rental Depreciation Method
This exclusive feature makes it easier to report rental property depreciation, and tells you which depreciation method will get you the largest tax deduction.
Maximizes Refinancing Deductions
Guides you through deducting points, appraisal fees, recording costs and more, ensuring that you don't miss any chances to save money.
Helps with New Rental Properties
Shows you step by step how to set up new rental properties.

Finds All Tax Deductions / Credits You Deserve to Get Your Biggest Refund

Maximizes Your Tax Deductions
Asks easy questions related to your income, family situation and changes in your tax situation and credits. Then, based on your answers, searches for over 350 deductions and credits to get you the largest tax refund possible.
Looks for Deduction Opportunities as You Go
Displays which deductions you've taken and which ones you haven't, and tells you how to qualify for virtually any deduction, so you don't miss any opportunities to save money.
Gets You the Maximum Deduction for Donations
ItsDeductible (included) helps you accurately value items you donate to charity--taking the guesswork out of the process for you. Additionally, it keeps track of other donations like cash, mileage and stocks, to assist you in getting every charitable deduction to which you're entitled.
Handles Your Life Changes
Have you changed jobs? Gotten married? Bought a home? Had a baby? TurboTax walks you through common life changes, explaining how they will affect your taxes, and telling you what you can deduct.
Helps with Medical Expenses
Does all the calculating for you and tells you whether or not you qualify to deduct your medical expenses for maximum savings.

Helps You Reduce Audit Risk

Tracks Your Audit Risk
Audit Risk Meter checks your tax return for common audit triggers, displays whether your risk is high or low, and offers tips to help you minimize your chances of being audited
Includes Downloadable Audit Support Center
Provides step-by-step guidance on everything you need to know and do if the IRS contacts you.
Also Available: Audit Defense
Gives you full-service representation by a trained tax professional. You will never have to meet with the IRS unless you want to. Service provided by TaxResources, Inc.; additional fees apply.
New Audit Support Guarantee
This feature, new for the 2012 version, provides free one-on-one audit guidance, assistance, and answers to your questions year-round from an experienced tax expert.

Does the Hard Work for You

Asks Easy Questions, Tailored to You
Guides you step by step through your tax return and inputs your answers on the proper tax forms for you. Skips interview questions that don't apply to you, so you can finish your return more quickly.
Automatically Fills in W-2 and 1099 Info
Gets your W-2 and 1099 data directly from more than 400,000 participating employers and financial institutions, and automatically puts it on the correct tax forms. A short summary allows you to review and edit downloaded information, if necessary.
Transfers Last Year's Tax Info
There's no retyping required. Fills in information from your previous year's return to save time and improve accuracy. Shows you what you're importing and where it goes in your return. With a Windows OS, you can import tax data files or PDF files from H&R Block At Home and TaxAct. With a Mac OS, you can only import this tax data from PDF documents.
Imports Your Financial Data
Imports information from your financial software, such as Quicken, QuickBooks 2007 and higher (Windows only) and Microsoft Money, allowing you to skip the cut-and-paste operation this year.
Makes it Easy to Hold Your Place
Flag areas in your tax return so you can return to them easily.

Provides Help and Advice When You Need It

Live Tax Answers
Get live answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in the Live Community. Enjoy instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.
Straightforward Guidance and Advice
Get help on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get plain-English explanations of specific tax areas and helpful examples when needed.
Guide Me
Uncertain how to answer a tax question? TurboTax will guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even simpler.
Explains Your Return
Displays a summary of your return, including income, tax, credits and payments, so you know your taxes are accurate. Gives you recommendations to help you get an even larger refund next year.
FREE Technical Support
If you have a software question, no problem. Get answers from a TurboTax expert by phone or live chat.

Spots Errors and Shows How to Fix Them

Smart Check Scans for Mistakes
Smart Check double-checks your return for errors, so you can be extra-confident that your taxes are done properly.
Keeps You Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Laws
With one click, you can check for updates every time you start to ensure your return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms. This means you'll no longer have to disrupt your workflow to make sure your documents are current.

Get Your Refund Faster with Included Federal Efile

Shows Your Tax Refund in Real Time
Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. Dual Refund Monitor constantly shows and updates your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) while you complete your federal return.
Federal Efile Included
You can get your refund in as little as 7 days with efile and direct deposit. Free federal efile is included with TurboTax at no additional 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.
State Efile Available
You can efile state returns for an extra $19.99 each. Efile fees do not apply to New York state returns. You're allowed a maximum of 3 state efiles per federal efile.
Options to Get Your Refund Fast
Direct deposit your tax refund on a TurboTax Refund Card, a reloadable Visa prepaid card that can be used everywhere Visa debit is accepted: Shop online, pay bills and get cash at ATMs nationwide (fees may apply, see Cardholder Agreement for details). Your money is protected if your card is lost or stolen (Certain limitations and a lost card replacement fee may apply. See "Your Liability for Unauthorized Transfers" in the Cardholder Agreement for details). No bank account or credit check required.                
System Requirements Windows PC:

Processer: 1.0 GHz 32-bit (x86) or faster
Operating systems: Windows XP (32-bit) Home/Pro with Service Pack 3 or higher; Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate; or Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Administrative rights required to install and run TurboTax
RAM: 512 MB (1.0 GB recommended)
Hard Disk Space - Federal Products: 500 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed); State Products: 15 MB; Federal plus State Products: 515 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed)
A 2X CD-ROM drive
Monitor: 800 × 600 screen resolution (1024 × 768 recommended)
Internet Connection: 56 Kbps modem (Broadband connection recommended)
Other Software: Microsoft .NET 4 (included with TurboTax Installer), Adobe Reader 8+
Printer: Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer

Mac computer:
Processer: Intel-based processer
Operating system: Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
RAM: 512 MB (1.0 GB recommended)
Hard Disk Space: Federal Products: 330 MB; State Products: 30 MB; Federal plus State Products: 360 MB
A 2X CD-ROM drive
Monitor: 1024 × 768 screen resolution
Internet Connection: 56 Kbps (Broadband connection recommended)
Printer: Any Macintosh-compatible inkjet or laser printer                                 

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