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How do I get Audit Defense?

You can purchase audit protection for this year's tax return (as well as past years) to make sure you have audit representation when you need it. It's best to do this through TurboTax, before you've filed your taxes.

Audit Defense is included in MAX Defend & Restore, which can be purchased any time before you file.

  1. With your return open, select Review in the menu on the left side of your screen (tap the upper-left corner to expand the menu if necessary).
  2. Continue through the screens until you see the option to purchase MAX Defend & Restore.
  3. Select Add MAX benefits and proceed. We'll add the MAX fees (which includes Audit Defense) to your final tax prep bill, which you'll pay before you print or e-file your return.

If you’re using Free Edition without PLUS, you can also purchase Audit Defense without adding MAX Defend & Restore.

  1. With your return open, select Review in the menu on the left side of your screen (tap the upper-left corner to expand the menu if necessary).
  2. Continue through the screens until you see the option to purchase Audit Defense.
  3. Select Add Audit Defense and proceed. We'll add the MAX fees (which includes Audit Defense) to your final tax prep bill, which you'll pay before you print or e-file your return.

  1. With your return open, click the Review tab, then Audit Protection below it.
  2. Click Continue on the Audit Defense offer screen and follow the onscreen instructions to purchase (via credit card or deduct from your refund).

You can also purchase Audit Defense after you've filed your return, provided you haven't been audited yet. Simply go to the TurboTax Audit Defense website to sign up.

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