Intuit TurboTax

Intuit TurboTax
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1. 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 a help center with advice from tax experts
  • Imports data from multiple sources
  • Guarantees the maximum refund and 100% accuracy

2. Software Overview

TurboTax 2020 is a tax return application used for preparing and filing U.S. Federal and State tax returns for the 2020 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:

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 a help center with answers from tax experts for an array of tax-related questions.

TurboTax 2020 can import data from previous TurboTax returns like .TAX2019 files, as well as .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, 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.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.TAX2020 - TurboTax 2020 Tax Return
Other file extensions used by Intuit TurboTax:
# File Extension Name
1 .1PH TurboTax File
2 .3ME TurboTax Form File
3 .3PE TurboTax 2008 Form File
4 .DGC TurboTax Tax Form
5 .GFI GIFI File
6 .LIF TurboTax Information Archive
7 .RTP TurboTax Update File
8 .SCD TurboTax Tax Schedule List
9 .TAX TurboTax Tax Return
10 .TAX08 TurboTax 2008 Tax Return File
11 .TAX09 TurboTax 2009 Tax Return File
12 .TAX10 TurboTax 2010 Tax Return File
13 .TAX11 TurboTax 2011 Tax Return File
14 .TAX12 TurboTax 2012 Tax Return File
15 .TAX13 TurboTax 2013 Tax Return File
16 .TAX15 TurboTax 2015 Tax Return File
17 .TAX16 TurboTax 2016 Tax Return File
18 .TAX17 TurboTax 2017 Tax Return File
19 .TAX18 TurboTax 2018 Tax Return File
20 .TAX19 TurboTax 2019 Tax Return File
21 .TAX20 TurboTax 2020 Tax Return File
22 .TAX2008 TurboTax 2008 Tax Return
23 .TAX2009 TurboTax 2009 Tax Return
24 .TAX2010 TurboTax 2010 Tax Return
25 .TAX2011 TurboTax 2011 Tax Return
26 .TAX2012 TurboTax 2012 Tax Return
27 .TAX2013 TurboTax 2013 Tax Return
28 .TAX2014 TurboTax 2014 Tax Return
29 .TAX2015 TurboTax 2015 Tax Return
30 .TAX2016 TurboTax 2016 Tax Return
31 .TAX2017 TurboTax 2017 Tax Return
32 .TAX2018 TurboTax 2018 Tax Return
33 .TAX2019 TurboTax 2019 Tax Return
34 .TAX2020 TurboTax 2020 Tax Return
35 .THP TurboTax Text String
36 .TT2012STATE TurboTax 2012 State Tax Form
37 .TT2013STATE TurboTax 2013 State Tax Form
38 .TT2014STATE TurboTax 2014 State Tax Form
39 .TT2015STATE TurboTax 2015 State Tax Form
40 .TT2016STATE TurboTax 2016 State Tax Form
41 .TT2017STATE TurboTax 2017 State Tax Form
42 .TT2018STATE TurboTax 2018 State Tax Form
43 .TXF Tax Exchange Format
44 .VER Version Record

Updated: September 3, 2020

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