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The IRS applies late penalties and interest on a case-by-case basis and will send a separate bill if penalties apply. Because the IRS has the last word on penalties, we can't calculate the exact amount if your return is late. But the info below will ... read more
The federal Standard Deduction is a fixed dollar amount, based on your filing status and age, that the IRS lets you take off (deduct) from your taxable income. On the other hand, itemizing deductions allows you to list (itemize) your deductions on Sc... read more
We're in your corner to help you navigate your taxes this year. Here are the steps you can take now to improve your situation. 1. File your taxes by April 15 You are allowed to file your taxes without paying the tax you owe. If you send your tax retu... read more
Real estate tax and property tax are the same thing. The IRS uses the term "real estate tax," but most people call it "property tax." Property (real estate) tax is charged on immovable property—land and structures that are permanently attached to the... read more
Some customers using TurboTax Business are seeing this error: Fix In order to resolve this issue: Click Forms in the top right corner Select Sec 179 Limit from the forms in the gray column on the left Take note of the amounts on Line 10 and Line 11 I... read more
Pensions from the New York State and City Education (Optional Retirement Program) are appearing on Form IT-201 line 29 (Pension and annuity income exclusion) instead of line 26 (Pensions of New York State and local governments and the federal governm... read more
CRA’s NETFILE service is open for tax year 2019 on February 24, 2020. NETFILE hours of operation Once the NETFILE service is open, it's available 21 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is down the remaining 3 hours a day for maintenance. For more... read more
March 2, 2020 is the RRSP contribution deadline for the 2019 tax year. You have until 11:59 pm on March 2, 2020, to make a contribution to your RRSP for impact on your tax return for the 2019 tax year. Related Information How do I enter RRSP contribu... read more
The following instructions apply to expenses related to permanent employment: Note: To claim this deduction, you must have a signed T2200 from your employer showing the conditions of your employment. Don’t file the T2200 with your return but do keep ... read more
The following instructions apply to expenses related to permanent employment: Note: To claim this deduction, you must have a signed T2200 from your employer showing the conditions of your employment. Don’t file the T2200 with your return but do keep ... read more
You can claim expenses for various medical products and services, travel expenses for medical treatment, attendant care, expenses for moving to accessible housing, and even premiums you paid to private health services plans. Eligible expenses: To qui... read more
Your ability to split your pension income with your spouse is determined by a number of key factors, such as province of residence (Quebec or otherwise), age, income, and claimed credits and deductions. In order to optimize your pension-income split,... read more
To claim the disability tax credit, you must first have an approved DTC application (form T2201) on file with the CRA, completed by both the person claiming the credit and a medical professional. If you’re transferring the credit from your spouse/par... read more
To claim medical expenses for tax year 2018, your expenses must total more than 3% of your net income, or $2,302, whichever is less. By combining all your medical expenses on one return, you are more likely to reach that 3% mark. It’s usually most be... read more
The amount for an eligible dependant is a non-refundable tax credit meant to help single adults who are financially responsible for at least one dependant. For tax year 2018, the maximum amount you can claim is $11,809. If you’re claiming the Canada ... read more
If you're using the CD/download version of TurboTax, some of your overrides may prevent you from using the NETFILE service. In order to use NETFILE, you will need to remove the overrides that are causing the issue. You can do this automatically using... read more
The spouse or common-law partner amount is a non-refundable tax credit meant to help families living in the same dwelling where one spouse is financially responsible for the other spouse. The maximum amount you can claim for tax year 2019 is $11,809 ... read more
If the default text size in TurboTax is too small or hard to read for you, there are a few options you can try to make the content more readable. Simply select your current Windows operating system from the list below, then follow the instructions pr... read more
When you've successfully filed your return using the CRA’s NETFILE service, TurboTax will display a confirmation number to indicate that your return was filed and received by CRA. You can see this confirmation number in TurboTax any time after you fi... read more
Yes, you can claim any eligible medical expenses if they occurred in a 12-month period that ends in the current tax year. After you enter your medical expenses, TurboTax will prompt you to choose your 12-month claim period. For example, the oldest me... read more
For each tax year, there is a separate sign-in page for the online edition of TurboTax. TurboTax Online for tax year 2017: https://2017.turbotaxonline.intuit.ca TurboTax Online for tax year 2016: https://2016.turbotaxonline.intuit.ca TurboTax Online ... read more
Note: If you purchased TurboTax on CD and it won’t install, please download a copy of the software from this link instead: Download the CD/download edition of TurboTax Things you need to consider before you begin installing TurboTax To ensure that Tu... read more
You can purchase the download edition of TurboTax for any of the previous five tax years on the TurboTax website (click here: link). If you want to purchase TurboTax for tax years not listed on the website, please contact TurboTax Customer Care. Note... read more
Below are the system requirements for TurboTax Free, Basic, Standard, Premier, Home Business, and TurboTax 20 for tax year 2019: Processor: 1 GHz or faster Operating System: Windows 10 or Windows 8 Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or later Mem... read more
If you tried to update the CD/download edition of TurboTax from the Help menu and you weren't able to, you can try to download a TurboTax update directly from our website and apply it manually. If neither of these methods work, you need to remove Tur... read more
Because Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7, we strongly recommend that desktop customers using Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 before installing their product. TurboTax for tax year 2019 will instal... read more
Before you begin If you deactivate your account, you’ll lose access to your filed returns. If you want to store copies of your filed returns before you delete your account, here’s how to save a copy of your tax return (click here: link). Instructions... read more
Technically speaking, the CRA’s NETFILE service is for people who prepare and file their own returns and is not intended for people filing returns on behalf of others. But, it's understood that many people trust their spouse/partners, friends and fam... read more
If you lived in Québec at the end of the tax year but earned income outside of Québec, you may have paid provincial (or territorial) taxes for the province where you earned your income. You can transfer, to the province of Québec, up to 45% of the in... read more
Your spouse's net income for the tax year is required to calculate certain spousal credits when filing a joint return. If you choose to prepare your returns together, TurboTax can automatically optimize credits and deductions between you. Most spousa... read more
If you’re having trouble activating TurboTax using Internet Activation, try activating using Automated Telephone Activation. Steps to activate TurboTax CD/download edition using Automated Telephone Activation . On the Choose Activation Method page, s... read more
Note: This FAQ applies to the TurboTax CD/download edition. If you get a warning that you exceeded your activation limit—or receive a similar message—and think this is a mistake, contact our care team (click here: link). A TurboTax specialist will he... read more
You will receive the following error code while filing your NETFILE return if the CRA doesn't think it should include CPP contributions. This typically due to your residence or employment being located in the province of Quebec, where QPP contributio... read more
Yes. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires you to report all taxable income, regardless of whether or not you received a slip for it. If you are missing or did not receive an information slip, contact the person who normally provides your slips an... read more
The Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCB), replaced the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) in tax year 2017. The new Canada Child Benefit is a non-taxable benefit. You will not receive a slip for this income and do not need to enter the benefit amount you ... read more
By default, TurboTax saves your tax data files in the Documents folder on your computer. The specific folder location is C:\Users\\Documents\TurboTax\, where is your Windows username and represents the tax year. For example, Alex Smith is looking f... read more
The two most common reasons the CRA may not have received your return are: You prepared your return using TurboTax but did not submit your return using NETFILE. Here's how to submit your tax return to the CRA using NETFILE: In the online edition of T... read more
Note: This content applies to TurboTax Download/CD editions only. TurboTax Support cannot unlock password-protected returns, so if you’ve forgotten your password, your return is permanently inaccessible. To remove a password: Open the password-protec... read more
Child support payments (whether received or paid), can be entered into TurboTax in various ways. Before entering your information into your return, you should first understand what a child support payment is, and how it applies to you.These payments ... read more
If you have a question about your return, or are having problems filing using TurboTax, our experts are here to help. We are available year round, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 6pm EST (available in both English and French support), to answer yo... read more
Before you begin, register for My Account If you’d like to use CRA’s Auto-fill my return service to automatically fill out part of your tax return, you need to be registered for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s My Account. Follow these step-by-step inst... read more
If you are currently a user of the CD/Download version of TurboTax, you can choose to add a password to your return in order to better safeguard your information and privacy. Before you do so, however, there are a few things that you should keep in m... read more
Complete the steps below: If you aren’t signed in to TurboTax already, depending on the year for which you need to prepare a tax return for, go to the appropriate link below, and then sign in: Tax year 2018: https://2018.turbotaxonline.intuit.ca Tax ... read more
To start a new return in the TurboTax CD/download edition, follow the instructions below. Open the TurboTax CD/download edition. Select File in the upper-left area of TurboTax. Select New from the drop-down menu that appears. Follow the on-screen ins... read more
You can pay for your tax return in the File step. The option to pay only becomes available after you complete the Setting up section (the Intro and Profile steps). Note: You need to pay for your tax return before you can print or file your return. Ti... read more
Before you begin, register for My Account If you’d like to use CRA’s Auto-fill my return service to automatically fill out part of your tax return, you need to be registered for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s My Account. Follow these step-by-step inst... read more
In the online edition of TurboTax, you are able to prepare your spousal/coupled return both before and after starting your return. Some of the steps may vary, so be sure to pay attention to the information regarding your specific return status below:... read more
TurboTax does not automatically split capital gains between spousal returns. Each spouse must separately report the appropriate percentage on their own return. For example, if you and your spouse purchased (and sold) 100 shares of stock and you paid ... read more
Though it can sometimes seem difficult to calculate capital gains and losses, the definition itself is actually quite simple to understand. A capital gain or loss is defined as the difference between the buying price of an asset, and its eventual dis... read more
To purchase Pro Review when using the EasyStep method Enter all your information into TurboTax to complete the INTRODUCTION and the PROFILE stages. On the TurboTax navigation pane, select REVIEW. Select Customize TurboTax. In the Customize a TurboTax... read more
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