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Intuit is offering taxpayers free answers to tax questions up until January 31st at http://www.FreeTaxQuestion.com.  There is no purchase necessary.

According to Intuit, anyone can talk to an expert who will answer their personal, federal tax-related question for free. Taxpayers can submit a question online and they’ll receive a personal call back, at a time they request from a tax expert from TurboTax. This is a limited time offer and subject to availability through January 2009.

It may seem like Intuit products are getting mentioned often around here.  That is not our intent, but just the result of a big push by Intuit offering many new deals and free services.  Intuit dominates the market for personal finance tools and solutions.  When they have deals and freebies, we think they are worth mentioning.  They now have free versions of many products and are rumored to be coming out with more new solutions.  We are trying to track down the specific details of a new Quicken IPhone App.  If anyone has information about this, please share with us in the comments.

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  1. Hi,

    We wanted to share news that this morning, TurboTax released its 2011 product line up most notably including free tax advice for its customers for the first time in the company’s history.

    With its new “Ask a Tax Expert” service, all TurboTax customers will be able to receive free one-on-one tax advice via phone or live chat from qualified tax experts, helping them navigate the process and feel even more confident that their taxes are done properly.

    No other tax software offers all customers access to personalized guidance from experienced tax professionals at no additional cost. These TurboTax tax experts are highly qualified U.S. based IRS-Enrolled Agents, CPAs and tax attorneys with extensive knowledge in tax law and tax return preparation.

    For more information, please see the TurboTax blog here or the press release below.

    Thanks,
    Jordan

    TurboTax 2011 Offers Free Live Tax Advice
    Free One-On-One Expert Tax Advice Delivers Total Confidence Your Taxes Are Done Right!

    It’s already December 1st! Time to trim the tree and start thinking about your taxes! Perfect timing, because today TurboTax launched TurboTax 2011 online and it’s in retail stores as well.

    So, you’re wondering what’s new with TurboTax 2011? Here are just a few highlights:

    TurboTax 2011 now offers you free one-on-one tax advice, giving you unparalleled ease, accuracy and confidence when preparing your tax returns. Whether by phone or live chat, you can easily get answers to your questions from an experienced tax professional – for free!

    TurboTax, the nation’s leading tax software from Intuit Inc (Nasdaq: INTU), guides you through your return step by step, helping you claim every tax deduction and credit you deserve so you can be confident you get the biggest possible refund, guaranteed.

    Free One-On-One Expert tax Advice

    New for 2011, TurboTax offers free access to its “Ask a Tax Expert” service. This gives you personalized answers to your tax questions from an experienced tax professional by phone or live chat, so you feel even more confident that your taxes are done right.

    “We’re focused on making it even easier for taxpayers to get their maximum refund,” said Dan Maurer, general manager of TurboTax. “Each year, many Americans needlessly overpay someone else to do their taxes. This year, TurboTax will provide one-on-one expert tax advice, giving those that need it the confidence that their tax return is done right.”

    TurboTax experts are highly qualified U.S. based IRS-Enrolled Agents, CPAs, or tax attorneys with extensive knowledge in tax law and tax return preparation. Available daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT, the free “Ask a Tax Expert” service is accessible through all TurboTax desktop, online, and mobile offerings.

    Making it even easier for you to get the biggest possible refund, TurboTax 2011:

     Guides you step-by-step through your tax return, getting you every deduction and credit you deserve. New improvements make it simpler to quickly enter personal information and claim important deductions and credits, such as dependents or the Earned Income Tax Credit, which could be worth as much as $5,751 per family.
     Transfers information automatically from more than 400,000 employers, banks and financial institutions. You can gain immediate access to essential information, dramatically reducing data entry and making tax preparation easier and more accurate.
     Offers more ways for you to quickly get your tax refund. Free IRS electronic filing gives you an easy and fast way to receive your federal tax refunds – in as little as seven days with direct deposit. No other tax service or software can get you your refund faster. You can also put your refund on the TurboTax Prepaid Visa Card.
     Makes it even easier for you to stay informed even after you file by offering you the option to receive updates on your e-file status via text messages. In addition, if you e-file your tax return, you can track the status of your federal return with MyTaxRefund, a free app available for iPhone and Android.

    Mobile Makes it Easier

    TurboTax mobile apps make it easy for you to estimate your taxes, prepare and e-file your return and track your refund while on the go. TurboTax offers the nation’s only start-to-finish tax apps that enable people to prepare and e-file a federal and state tax return directly from a mobile device. TurboTax Snap Tax designed for you if you have a simple return (1040EZ), lets you snap a photo of your W-2, answer a few simple questions, review for accuracy and e-file from an iPhone or Android in minutes. If you want more guidance, you can choose to prepare and e-file your taxes with TurboTax for the iPad, which combines the ease and accuracy of TurboTax with the convenience and portability of the iPad. TurboTax apps for 2011 will be available in January.

    Pricing and Availability

    TurboTax Online pricing starts at free for simple federal tax returns. All TurboTax Online federal and state products include e-filing at no additional cost and are now available athttp://www.TurboTax.com.

    TurboTax 2011 desktop products start at $29.95, including preparation and e-filing for up to five federal returns, and are available at retail stores or direct from TurboTax.

    So what are you waiting for? Take a look at the new TurboTax 2011 Online software. Find out how TurboTax has made it even easier to get the deductions and credits you deserve!

    About TurboTax
    TurboTax is the nation’s No. 1 rated, best-selling, do-it-yourself tax preparation software. Available on desktop, online and mobile, TurboTax helps more than 23 million people a year easily and accurately claim every deduction and credit they’re entitled to, so they get their biggest tax refund possible. For more information, visit the TurboTax press room.

    About Intuit
    Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit’s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps banks and credit unions grow by providing on-demand solutions and services that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their money.
    Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.9 billion in its fiscal year 2011. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at http://www.intuit.com.
    Intuit, the Intuit logo and TurboTax, among others, are registered trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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