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

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Our guided interview asks easy questions.

You know yourself. We know taxes.

Our EasyStep® Interview will ask you relevant questions and guide you through the process to find all the credits and deductions you qualify for.

Track your progress as we guide you to your maximum refund1.

TurboTax takes you through each part of your return one step at a time, to help make sure nothing gets missed.

Throughout the process, it shows you where you are, and how far is left to go.

Missing some information? No problem. TurboTax lets you bookmark 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.

You just need to answer simple questions about your life situation, and 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 refund1.

Transfers last year's tax info into this year's return.

If you used TurboTax last year, you can transfer your 2015 tax data into TurboTax2.

Transferring will save you time, improve the accuracy of your return, and help to identify any unused credits you may qualify for from last year.

Get the most out of your RRSP contributions.

The TurboTax RRSP Optimizer helps you to determine the best RRSP contribution for you and your spouse by showing how different RRSP contribution amounts affect your refund (or tax owing). 

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. Guaranteed1.

With all TurboTax Download editions, you get:

Trustworthy Guarantees Total Support4 Powerful Features
  • Maximum Refund Guarantee1
  • 100% Accuracy Guarantee3
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee5

More about TurboTax guarantees

  • Phone support
  • Chat support
  • In-product support
  • AnswerXchange

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

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