TurboTax Basic

DOWNLOAD VERSION - WINDOWS ONLYFor T-Slips, employment income, and simple tax returnsWith flexibility to file up to 4 returns, and easy to answer questions, TurboTax Basic is made for simple tax situations and quick, accurate filing.

$19.99 for 4 returns

File your tax return with
confidence and get your
biggest refund

Get support

Need more help? Give us a call and use our SmartLook one-way video to share your screen with a product specialist to get the answers you need.

Switch to forms

If you prefer the standard CRA forms, you can seamlessly switch over for a more traditional and familiar tax preparation experience.

File faster

With CRA’s Auto-fill My Return, you can download your current year tax information directly from the CRA in just a few clicks and automatically import it in your return.

Do your taxes with the
mobile app

TurboTax is now available for Apple iOS and
Google Android devices,
so you can work on
your tax return anytime, anywhere.

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Questions and Answers

We know that many Canadian taxpayers went through life changes in 2021 that will affect their tax return. Whether you lost your job, began working from home, or received government relief benefits (such as CERB, EI, etc) due to COVID-19, TurboTax walks you through how to report it on your tax return. It also points out credits you might not have known you were eligible for, including an up-to $400 work from home credit (that’s really easy to claim—you basically just need to enter the number of days you worked from home and the software does the rest).

Learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting this year’s taxes.

If you received Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Canadian Recovery Benefit (CRB), you will receive a T4A slip; Employment Insurance recipients will receive a T4E. You will need to report this on your tax return so it can be added to your taxable income.

Learn more about reporting these benefits on your taxes.

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Microsoft Windows System Requirements

  • Operating Systems:

    • Windows 8.1 or 10 required (Windows 8 and Windows 7 not supported)
  • Display:

    • 1024 X 768 minimum resolution
    • 16-bit or higher colour
  • Audio:

    • Windows-compatible soundcard and speakers or headphones to play multimedia
  • Internet Browser:

    • Internet Explorer 11.0 or greater
  • Processor:

    • 1 Ghz or faster
  • CD Drive:

    • CD drive required if you are installing from a CD
  • Third Party Software:

    • Adobe Reader 10 or higher (or compatible PDF reader)
  • Printer:

    • Windows-compatible printer
  • Memory:

    • 1 GB RAM or more
  • Hard Disk Space:

    • 500 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 4.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 if not already installed)
  • Internet Connection:

    • 1 Mbps modern (Broadband connection highly recommended)
  • Note:

    • TurboTax may be installed on three computers and must be activated via Internet.