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Some of the benefits from using TurboTax that I’ve found include:
- The ability to save progress and return any time of day.
- Finding credits and deductions I might miss.
- Simple language that makes complex tax questions easier to understand.
- Checks my return for red flags that might trigger an audit.
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† Based on aggregated sales data for tax year 2009 and press reviews for TurboTax Deluxe and Premier for tax year 2008.