Handles life changes, easily and accurately.

TurboTax guides you through maximizing deductions from life changes such as:

  • Changing your marital situation
  • Buying a home
  • Starting a family
  • Contributing to RRSPs and pension plans
  • Graduating and paying back student loans
  • Live Tax Advice Available (fees apply)

TurboTax Standard 2013




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Standard includes everything in Basic, plus:

Asks you simple questions that you can easily answer.

TurboTax guides you step by step, asking you easy questions in plain-English, such as "Did you get married". It completes your return based on your answers.

Guides you to your maximum refund in 5 easy steps.1

TurboTax guides you through your return in 5 easy steps.

Throughout the process, it shows you where you are, and how far is left to go. Missing some information? No problem. TurboTax lets you flag areas you want to revisit later.

Searches for missed deductions.

Only TurboTax has Personal Profiling, an exclusive feature that helps determine what you can deduct.

By answering simple questions about your life situation, TurboTax identifies which credits and deductions are applicable to you - and then claims them.

And the Deduction Toolbox is an A-to-Z list of over 400+ deductions that you can look for to help maximize your refund.1

Carries forward last year's tax info into this year's return.

If you used TurboTax, UFile® or H&R Block® last year, you can import your 2012 tax data into TurboTax.2

Doing this saves you from missing any unused credits from last year.

It also saves you from having to manually entering in information, which helps improve the accuracy of your return.

Helps optimize your RRSP contributions.

The TurboTax RRSP Optimizer lets you see how different RRSP contribution amounts affect your refund (or tax owing). 

It helps you determine the optimum RRSP contribution for you and your spouse.

Helps ensure you get the most from your pension income.

If you have a company pension plan or Canada Pension Plan (CPP) income, you can split up to 50% of it with your spouse.  

The TurboTax Pension Income Splitting Optimizer automatically suggests the best distribution of your income, so you end up paying less in taxes.

Checks and double checks your return before you file.

TurboTax is guaranteed 100% accurate3 We do everything we can to avoid mistakes.

Before you file, we check your return for any errors or money-saving opportunities you may have missed.

Nobody wants to make a mistake or miss out on extra money. So we check - and double-check - your return to ensure that everything is correct and that you get your biggest refund. Guaranteed.1

Alerts you to common audit triggers & provides audit support.

With Audit Risk Alert you can see if any claims may trigger any red flags to the CRA - before you file. Which means:

  • You're aware of any potential CRA audit risks
  • You can make any changes you see fit
  • You make an informed decision about your return

And with Audit Defence, you can have a tax professional represent you to the CRA in case your return is audited. Additional fees and restrictions apply.4

With all TurboTax CD/downloads, you get:

Trustworthy Guarantees Total Support5 Powerful Features
  • Maximum Refund Guarantee1
  • 100% Accuracy Guarantee3
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee6

More about TurboTax guarantees

  • Phone support
  • Chat support
  • In-product support
  • Live Community forums

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  • EasyStep® Interview
  • Government approved forms
  • Instant Refund Ticker
  • Audit Risk Alert
  • Step-by-step guidance

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Standard includes everything in Basic