TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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What's the difference between the Audit Support Guarantee and Audit Defense?

One is included with all versions of TurboTax and the other is an optional add-on service, with the biggest difference being the amount of dedicated help you get if you're audited.

Audit Support Guarantee

  • Included with all versions of TurboTax.
  • If you get an audit notice, get one-on-one audit guidance from a trained tax professional.
  • Year-round answers to your audit questions.
  • Assistance with what to expect and how to prepare for an audit.

Audit Defense

  • Optional, add-on service.
  • Get full audit representation by a licensed tax professional, including representation in front of the IRS.
  • Available through MAX Assist & Defend (TurboTax Online) or as a standalone service (TurboTax desktop software).
  • Must be purchased when you file your taxes.