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.
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