GIVEAWAY: Two Copies of QuickTax Standard from Intuit

A representative for Intuit contacted me last night to offer up two copies of Intuit’s QuickTax Standard (handles up to 8 returns) for a giveaway on the blog. With the deadline for filing your taxes coming up I thought I would agree to the giveaway if they would explain exactly how they can guarantee the maximum refund possible. Their answer is as follows.

Theoretically, if you follow the tax code to the letter, and you know about every possible credit and deduction available to you, you should end up with the same refund/amount owing no matter what method you use to prepare your taxes. In practice, the number can vary quite a lot. Variations in results tend to be due to the quality of the preparation, and with tax software, that comes down to how questions are asked, the interview process, the optimizer tools and the types of support available to the customer. Regarding the latter, QuickTax offers the best support in the business with free phone, email and chat support on all paid products, Live Community and the Ask a Tax Expert option with QuickTax Online. Last year more than four million Canadians counted on QuickTax to get every penny they deserve by ensuring that they have the best possible information relevant to their specific tax situation.

Last year QuickTax introduced the Maximum Refund Guarantee. Users who get a bigger refund using any other tax preparation method can get their money back. It’s that simple. The typical Canadian wants to get their taxes done and be confident that their return’s accurate and they’re getting back getting back every penny they deserve. That’s what the Maximum Refund Guarantee does.

In addition, Intuit offers the 100% Accurate Calculations Guarantee. If you do pay a penalty or interest because of a QuickTax calculation error, we will reimburse you the penalty and interest.

*Note: I am not being compensated by Intuit nor do I have an opinion on the product – I’ve never used it myself.

Contest Rules:

  • You may earn one entry by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post on the website.
  • You may earn a second entry by re-tweeting the contest. If you have a twitter account, just click here. It will take you to your twitter homepage and all you have to do is click the “update” button.
  • I reserve the right to delete any comments that are inappropriate.
  • You must submit a valid email address in the comment form. Don’t worry, it will not be visible to anyone but myself and it will never be shared or sold to anyone either.
  • Winner must answer a skill testing question.
  • Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, February 19th, 2010.
  • Winners will be contacted using the email address provided only, and will have exactly one week from that point of contact to provide their full contact details in order to claim their prize.
  • I reserve the right to disqualify any entries for any reason.
Preet Banerjee
Preet Banerjee an independent consultant to the financial services industry and a personal finance commentator. You can learn more about Preet at his personal website and you can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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  • gene

    The price is right.

  • Arjun @

    I guess if I win the QuickTax package, there wouldnt be any reason to delay filing my taxes till the very end, will there?

  • luc

    I would like to try it out, thanks!

  • Eric

    Great blog ….. always on my reading list!

  • Traciatim

    Normally I use Studio Tax since our taxes are pretty simple. Though I would love to give a ‘pay for something that should be free’ tax software a try and see how it’s different.

  • Nat

    My husband sent be this blog, I have some reading to do.

    Contest is a great idea.


  • Luc Richard


  • Brian

    Sure hope you pick me :)

  • Lance Dyrland

    Wish me luck.

  • Chris

    Great site and free stuff. ‘Nuff said.

  • Antoine

    I could use that for sure. Count me in!

  • Sanjay

    I could use one

  • Greg

    FREE is always good. Have been using Quicktax for 10 years.
    Good to know your blog is on Rob Carrick’s top five.
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  • Alaa


  • Lana

    Would be nice to win one!

  • canuckfamily

    Love free stuff…

  • Bud Davidge

    It’s a great program as are all Intuit programs. A good free
    tax program is Studio Tax.

  • dlm

    We need help. Income tax has become mind-boggling. Thanks.

  • larry

    Yes please

  • Bernie

    I would love to try it out!

  • sman


  • Rick

    Free is good! Thanks for the blog.

  • Brian C

    Please count me in! Can’t beat ‘free’!

  • Michael

    Count me in, thanks!

  • ink-stained gorilla

    I’m likely going to buy this anyway – so free is good.

  • Larry

    I could really use it this year. Thanks

  • Dave


  • larryb

    Please please

  • Kel

    Putting my name in for the Quick Tax giveaway.


  • LJD

    Would love to win a package, have been using the free, but this year it generated a database error on saving so I’m concerned it wont NetFile properly.
    Cheers, LJD

  • MoogJam

    Love to win, thanks! (yep that’s my real email).

  • Jim

    I’d love to give Quick Tax a try….

  • js_cooldude

    Another nice contest from this blog! Would lvoe to win this. Been using Ufile, so it would be a try for me.

  • Bert

    Count me in!

  • Kevin

    I would like to try an electronic tax form for the first time.
    Thanks for the blog.

  • Clayton Walls

    Thanks for passing this along to your daily readers. Thanks for thinking of us, again!

  • Christine

    I could use all the help I can get this tax season!

  • Rick

    I normally use ufile and would be like to compare the 2 software packages. I agree with Quicktax’s statement the interview process is very important to getting the maximum return.

  • Nic

    Last year I paper filed doing all the calculations myself. This year I’m definitly going to use software to file!


  • Kenny

    I’ll do my taxes on Studiotax…wanted to get my taxes done free.

    But if I win this contest, it’ll be free too. :)

  • Kevin

    Count me in!

  • Irene Scott

    I original used quicktax and it was a great program. I can’t get my other program to open, so winning would be sweet.

  • Maciej

    Yay Quicktax

  • SS

    I’ve been using QT for 5 years now, with my accountant verifying the results. There have only been minor differences (which are quickly swallowed up by the accountant’s fees, but due to my tax situation, I will pay the bit extra for the peace of mind ;-)

  • John King

    count me in.

  • Fern

    Contests are great …
    Thanks for the opportunity to win Canada’s premiere tax prep software!!

  • ethan

    well I would really like to win a copy. Do you think I can exchange it for a ufile software at future shop :) kidding

  • Jeffrey

    Me too! Thanks!

  • Jordan

    pick me me me me

  • Veselin

    Please, count me in.

  • Nikki

    I’d love to try it out :)

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