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esfox
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Can TurboTax online be purchased through a third party such as Amazon or Staples?

I purchased TurboTax online for the first time last year. The cost is so pricey. In search of a discount, can I purchase the online version through a third party?

A CD or downloadable version of Premier can be had for $70, including state, compared to about $120 online from TurboTax.

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SteamTrain
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Can TurboTax online be purchased through a third party such as Amazon or Staples?

Yes...a major retailer is allowed (don't use unknown scam sites) ....but it will be the desktop version, not an "online" version.  Amazon, Staples, BestBuy...Costco, Walmart all OK....but not all offer a download.   IF you buy Deluxe, make sure you get the version with one free state since Deluxe offers it both ways....but desktop Premier and H&B always have the one free state.

Even with the free state, it will cost another $25 to e-file the state part  (but can be printed and mail-filed by yourself for free).  Fed e-filing is no extra charge...max-out is 5 e-files.

*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

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SteamTrain
Level 15

Can TurboTax online be purchased through a third party such as Amazon or Staples?

Yes...a major retailer is allowed (don't use unknown scam sites) ....but it will be the desktop version, not an "online" version.  Amazon, Staples, BestBuy...Costco, Walmart all OK....but not all offer a download.   IF you buy Deluxe, make sure you get the version with one free state since Deluxe offers it both ways....but desktop Premier and H&B always have the one free state.

Even with the free state, it will cost another $25 to e-file the state part  (but can be printed and mail-filed by yourself for free).  Fed e-filing is no extra charge...max-out is 5 e-files.

*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

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