TurboTax and Desjardins join forces to make life easier for Québec taxpayers during tax season

Desjardins members and clients to receive a discount on the online version of TurboTax, along with free personal tax advice to help them get the maximum tax refund they deserve.

MONTREAL, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - TurboTax, Canada's #1 best selling tax software for over 10 years has joined forces with the Desjardins Movement, the largest financial cooperative in Canada, to help make taxes easy and worry-free for their members and clients this year. Both companies share a commitment to helping Québec taxpayers better manage their finances and their taxes and, as such, they recognize that the tax season is key when it comes to financial planning for Québec families.

Desjardins already provides their members with strategic advice on sound financial management. Through this partnership, which includes a substantial discount on TurboTax Online, Desjardins can now offer their members and clients access to an online tool used by nearly 1 million Québec taxpayers every year. TurboTax Online lets users start their tax return free of charge: you only pay once you are satisfied and ready to file your return. What's more, there is a discount from Desjardins.

And thanks to the practical tips available on the Desjardins and TurboTax blogs, taxpayers will get clear explanations on managing their personal finances, along with saving and investment strategies for greater financial independence, not to mention the reassurance of getting their maximum refund, guaranteed.

New in TurboTax: Free Tax Assistance

TurboTax now offers free one-on-one tax advice from experienced Quebec tax experts. Whether it's by phone or online chat, Desjardins members and clients can get real-time answers to their tax questions from experienced tax professionals, who are available seven days per week during tax season until May 4th. Expert tax advice is completely free of charge for all TurboTax users.

TurboTax makes taxes easy, accurately guiding users step-by-step through their returns and helping them find all the credits and deductions for which they are eligible. The software also takes into account the different tax situation in Québec, guaranteeing that all calculations are 100% accurate. With TurboTax, users can download their tax information automatically from Revenu Québec, and sign up easily for direct deposit in order to get provincial credits. Once again this year, Québec taxpayers can optimize their RRSP contributions and get their maximum share of the $1 billion Québec solidarity tax credit.

"As a premier financial institution in Québec, we want Desjardins members and clients to enjoy the maximum refund guarantee provided by TurboTax. What's more, TurboTax is designed for Québecers, helping them make the most of all the financial changes in Québec. It makes it easy for them to get their solidarity tax credit directly in their Desjardins account," adds Mr. Stone de Souza.

Other benefits of using TurboTax:

  • Save time: Thanks to its automated tax return feature, TurboTax directly transfers the financial information provided by participating companies as regards payroll, RRSPs, charitable donations and bill payment services like epost.ca. The information is entered directly in the applicable form, which saves time and makes returns more accurate.
  • Enjoy peace of mind as you do your provincial tax return: With TurboTax, you can download several Revenu Québec relevés directly into your return, including employment income, annuity payments, child care expenses and more. TurboTax places the information right where it needs to go in your federal and provincial returns.
  • Suited for different personal situations: TurboTax is designed to cover every tax situation with a full range of software options, including a free online version for students, a basic version for simple tax returns, the standard version, which is popular with typical taxpayers with common deductions, as well as versions for the self-employed, for home business owners and for taxpayers with investments.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed: With TurboTax, you start your return for free and pay only once you are satisfied and ready to file your returns - and you get a Desjardins discount too.

To get more information and to find out more about the discount on TurboTax, go to http://www.desjardins.com/en/nouveautes/impotrapide.jsp.

About Intuit Canada

Intuit Canada ULC is a leading provider of business, financial and tax management solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include ImpôtRapideMC, QuickBooksR, and TurboTaxR.

Additional offerings include ProFileR, a professional tax preparation software suite, the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and the Intuit Developer Network for professional users and developers. All are provided by Intuit Canada or through its partners. Intuit Canada and its partners help individuals, small businesses, retailers and accounting professionals to better manage their finances and their businesses. Intuit Canada has employees across Canada, with offices located in Edmonton, AB and Mississauga, ON. Intuit Canada is an affiliate of Intuit Inc., which is listed on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol INTU.

SOURCE INTUIT CANADA LIMITED

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Catherine Pouliot, Edelman, 514-315-1986, catherine.pouliot@edelman.com

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