TurboTax Tax Return App

TurboTax Tax Return App for PC

Written by Intuit Inc.

  • Release date: 2019-02-12
  • Current version: 5.3
  • File size: 186.80 MB
  • Compatibility: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Macintosh OS

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Download and install TurboTax Tax Return App on your Laptop or Desktop computer

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If you want to install and use the TurboTax Tax Return App app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software here

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type TurboTax Tax Return App in the search bar and press Search. Click on TurboTax Tax Return App application icon. A window of TurboTax Tax Return App on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use this app for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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TurboTax Tax Return App Software Features and Description

How it works: Snap a photo of your W-2, answer simple questions about your life, and e-file securely from your iPhone or iPad. Simply swipe your way to your maximum tax refund, guaranteed. TurboTax asks coaches you every step of the way and automatically double-checks as you go, so you can be confident your taxes are done right. Join the millions who file taxes with the TurboTax mobile app – free to file for simple tax returns. No tax knowledge needed. KEY FEATURES • NEW: Real CPAs and EAs review your return, live from the app. With TurboTax Live, all advice or reviews from our tax experts are guaranteed, for 100% confidence. • NEW: Driver's license/ID barcode scan instantly captures your info with your device's camera to give you a jump start on your taxes. • Start for free - pay only when you file your tax return or pay for TurboTax using your federal tax refund. Fees apply. • W-2 import – snap a photo of your W-2, verify your data, and we'll automatically put your information into all the right tax forms. • CompleteCheck™ – Get the greenlight to file. Before you file, CompleteCheck™ will run an in-depth scan of your return and guide you through any final changes so you don’t miss a thing. • Live on-screen video help with SmartLook™ - One-on-one help for answers, on demand. Your TurboTax specialist will provide customized answers to your questions and guide you by drawing on your screen. Fees apply. • Face ID, Touch ID and Passcode - Get secure access on your mobile device using the latest technology. • Fastest tax refund possible with e-file and direct deposit. • We’ve got you covered for tax reform – when tax laws change, TurboTax changes with them, so you can be sure your tax return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms • ExplainWhy™ - Understand the "why's" behind your tax refund, in a tap • Coverage for any tax situation with our full product lineup: Free Edition, Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed, and full TurboTax Live • Searches 350+ tax deductions and credits to maximize your tax refund; not available in Free Edition and TurboTax Live Basic. • Uncover industry specific deductions to get every deduction you deserve with TurboTax Self-Employed. *TurboTax pricing is based on your tax situation and varies by product. Actual prices are determined at the time of print or e-file and are subject to change without notice. Special discount offers may not be valid for mobile in-app purchases. *TurboTax Free Guarantee – $0 Federal + $0 State + $0 To File offer is available for simple tax returns with TurboTax Free Edition; offer may change or end at any time without notice. A simple tax return is Form 1040 only, with no attached schedules. *On-screen expert Review by a CPA or EA is available on PC or laptop and when using a web browser on your mobile phone. When using the mobile app, expert review is available through a phone call only; on-screen review not available in the mobile app. Offline review is available on PC or laptop and when using a web browser on your mobile phone; not available in the mobile app. *100% Accurate Expert Approved Guarantee: If you pay an IRS or state penalty (or interest) because of an error that a TurboTax CPA, EA, or Tax Attorney made while providing topic-specific tax advice, a section review, or acting as a signed preparer for your return, we'll pay you the penalty and interest. *SmartLook access to a TurboTax specialist is included with Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed, and TurboTax Live; not included in Free Edition (but available as an upgrade). TurboTax specialists are available to provide general customer help and support using the TurboTax product, not tax advice. Service, area of expertise, experience levels, wait times, hours of operation and availability vary, and are subject to restriction and change without notice. To learn how Intuit protects your privacy, visit: https://security.intuit.com/privacy

Top Reviews

  • Annoyed, frustrated, disappointed

    By Tippadee
    The last two years I had to have my taxes prepared elsewhere, but for more than a decade before that, I used TurboTax and was always really happy at the ease, convenience, and minimal cost, so I didn’t think twice about returning this year! TurboTax used to cost $0 to maybe $40 a couple of years ago. Now the service they advertise in this app as “free” cost me $125 total (although they have not presented me with a receipt or a way to verify this as of yet, so who know what it will be down the line!). The worst part is they weren’t open about the charges along the way or remind you of your costs or what certain tools you have to purchase, so if you work on and return to your return, good luck remembering why you’re being charged for anything! They also don’t openly present alternative cheaper methods, they present the option like you don’t have a choice while still advertising FREE (I did not want, need, or choose PREMIUM SERVICES but somehow ended up paying $40 for it), they don’t let you change your mind or adjust your “order”, and I still don’t have a receipt to verify anything, nor is the information present in the app to verify. Proceed with extreme caution. EXTREMELY disappointed with the cost of TurboTax this year and will think twice about using them in the future.
  • Awesome!

    By Torguga
    It said it was free but I saw it charged me 40$ for federal lol But I don’t care cause it’s free money feel lucky at least the government even give u taxes return. cheap foools and I payed 20$ for a better version so that’s 60$ but i don’t care it seems fine to me rather then just go to a person and be charged 125$ or more plus who knows if they get charged the 40$ from the federal for filling it too from our taxes and apart from that still charge 125$... I filled my taxes with this app and everything seems good they accepted my taxes now I’m just waiting on it to arrive to my checking account 😁 I’ll give it a 5 star when it arrives I’m getting 1300$ who cares if I have to pay 20$ for an upgrade of the app I don’t have to but I did and 40$ for federal I would just consider it as appreciation for making such a easy app to use and so good. I’m a part time worker a student and I feel like I’m getting so much taxes like who cares if they take 40$ out of 1300$ like bruh why y’all so cheap so many people giving bad review just for 40$ that the federal charges. The rest is up to you if u would like to upgrade to better version and pay more.
  • What the hell? 😡 and won’t use this 💩y service EVER AGAIN!!!

    By Annoyedbylosers
    I filed my taxes on February 8th and have received a confirmation through email & phone saying that they were filed. I however, haven’t heard from the IRS thinking that they were delayed because they are trying to catch up. I get tired of waiting and figured I’d look up the status on turbo tax and when I did I noted my taxes weren’t filed at all which is crazy because I have a copy of the first filing that was suppose to have happened on February 8th of this year. I had to re e-file them today which is February 16th. What the 🤬 is going on with this? I filed them on the 8th and it stated it was pending for federal and state and today I had to re-file it. It’s bad enough I had to pay $119 before. Now, it said $109. I have written a review before in regards to pricing when this service is suppose to be free. I hope like all hell I won’t be charged twice for a service that was suppose to be done on the 8th. I have the documents from the 8th and today so I hope documents are filed. After today, I will never use your services again and you better believe after this I’ll tell EVERYONE I can, about how 💩y this service is. It’s suppose to be Free....Free....Free....Free as the commercial goes. But that is a Lie....Lie....Lie......Lie. It’s a straight scam. Be Ware‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
  • TurboTax is going downhill

    By Sarah R 2018
    I originally used TurboTax in 2015. It followed by the IRS saying my information was obtained and steps to follow. From talking with other individuals and research, it sounded like this happened to TurboTax users. I switched to a different company, TaxAct, to complete my 2016 taxes. I returned to TurboTax in 2017 as it sounded like more security was in place and they had the flexibility of mobile filing. For someone who doesn’t have a working computer, this was a great option! Unfortunately, upon filing, the IRS rejected my information since I did not provide information from the previous year. TurboTax did not highlight this from the get go, but they had to problem requiring me to sign up for several other fees - the site required me to sign up and when I pressed the back button to go back to review my options, it kept refreshing the page until I agreed to the fee to continue. For me, TurboTax is not there for its customers and is not seeing the big picture - making filing taxes easier. I guess at the end of the day when I talked to a representative, my understanding is Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I would suggest looking into another company, since TurboTax is not like it used to be.

Software Reviews


    By alice1435
    After filing my taxes with TurboTax for two years in a row I didn’t think they were a scam until I had to order a tax return transcript and noticed my name wasn’t even fully on there even though I received a pdf file of the taxes I filed with Turbo Tax that displayed my name correctly! Which means that the pdf file they display or the information you input will not be the actual data sent to the IRS! Also I went to the IRS to make sure it wasn’t their end that made the mistake and the guy assured me the error was made by the company I chose to file my taxes with so after trying to call turbo tax they demanded for like $30 before I could get assistance on the phone, like what type of company requires you to pay money to speak to a customer service representative?!?? SCAAAMMMMM!
  • App crashes all the time on newest iPhone

    By UkBall56
    Can’t even access my tax return the past 2 days because the app keeps crashing! Thanks :)
  • Bad first experience

    By Lords420
    They don't care about your service at all.
  • Best Tax App to do your Taxes!

    By YungATDMoore
    Love using TurboTax for doing my taxes in one fancy app. It automatically adds your W-2 or 1099 form for you so that you don’t have to add it manually. Pretty handy for when your on the go and don’t have time to go into an actual tax office to file your own taxes!
  • Turbo Tax

    Makes it so easy to do taxes.
  • Deluxe service = deluxe annoyance

    By georgeamongdatwolves
    Very dissatisfied that I cannot use deluxe for only federal. I am forced to pay the deluxe service charge separately for both federal and state. This is very misleading to show a $39.99 charge for federal and not show me until later that I'll be forced to pay another $39.99 for state or choose to not file state.
  • Be ready for random sales messages

    By CasperHolloway
    Even after using the app and filing my taxes I continued to get numerous pop up sales messages
  • Use to be good

    By deck6teen
    Get forced in to the deluxe edition for 40 bucks to get a 60 dollar tax break then get hit with the 40 dollar fee to process a “deluxe return”. Want to get rid of that tax break and just do your return? NOPE once you select the break it is IMPOSSIBLE to remove it. So pay the 80 dollars or choose another method to do your return. Very Slimy. Literally the ONLY thing you get from the “deluxe” edition is a 40 dollar fee. No tracking or ANYTHING extra that the free edition already offers. Last year I use it. Garbage.
  • So not really free

    By KingDavidRV
    At the end of it all, they force you from the free version to the $80 version. Maybe my return was to much but I didn’t have the option to choose the free one anymore. Still worked great.

    By annoyedASF19
    The app does NOT work properly. I can’t even press done when I’m done with a page because it’s not even visible on the screen. I can’t finish my taxes if I can’t go to the next thing on the list. What good is the app for the phone if it’s unusable. BTW IT ISN’T FREE THAT WAS A COMPLETE AND UTTER LIE!! I’m giving this app one star because NO STARS isn’t an option.