Tips & Advice

How to File your Taxes with Help

With the tax deadline just around the corner, it’s understandable if you might be feeling a little anxious about filing your taxes on time.

The tax return deadline is April 30, 2018; however, if you’re self-employed you have until June 15, 2018 to file. Be aware though, that regardless of your employment situation, any balance owing for 2017 is still due on April 30.

With TurboTax, you’ve got more options than ever to ensure you get the assistance you want to file your taxes online, accurately and on time!


Do you have questions about filing taxes online or just require some general help using TurboTax? With TurboTax’s new SmartLookTM service, an on-demand, real-time TurboTax Specialist is always just a click away!

At any point during your tax return, you can connect with a TurboTax Specialist over one-way video, whenever you need help. Your TurboTax specialist can see your TurboTax screen in real-time and assist you by drawing on your screen to answer any questions you may have regarding your return.

SmartLookTM is available at no charge through paid versions of TurboTax Online. All you have to do is go into the help menu while using TurboTax and click on ‘contact us’. Just another way TurboTax online helps you to file with confidence, year after year.

TurboTax Live Assist & Review

Have a specific question about your taxes? TurboTax Live Assist & Review is just what you need. You’ll get access to your very own TurboTax Expert who will assist you while you prepare your taxes, and also provide a full professional review before you file.

Our team of TurboTax Experts have an average of 17 years of experience, and have helped to prepare hundreds of tax returns for customers just like you.

If you’re self-employed, TurboTax Live Assist & Review Self-Employed is designed for anyone filing as a freelancer, contractor, or small businesses, or even for side income – whatever your situation, our TurboTax Experts will help find and claim every credit and deduction that applies to you, so you get your maximum refund.

TurboTax Live Full Service

If you’re looking to get your taxes prepared and filed entirely for you, you’re in luck. TurboTax Live Full Service is a completely new way to get your taxes done without having to visit a tax store or meet an accountant in person.

All you need to do is authorize one of our TurboTax Experts to file on your behalf, and they’ll take care of the rest – meaning they will prepare and optimize your return, review it with you over the phone, and file it for you. TurboTax Live Full Service is our most convenient option for filing your taxes from the comfort of your home.

Tax Tips

TurboTax provides tons of helpful tips and information to make sure you are fully prepared to file your taxes with confidence, every year. Check out our collection of great tax tips to stay up-to-date on tax changes and ways you can keep more of your hard-earned money this tax season!


Another great place to get support is AnswerXchange, our online community forum where you can get answers to any product or tax related questions you may have. Simply type your question into AnswerXchange to search answers from experts and customers, 24/7. This service is open to all TurboTax users, free of charge. You can access AnswerXchange at any time by going to the help menu while using TurboTax.

With TurboTax, you can file your taxes with confidence knowing you’ve got an expert by your side.