TurboTax Canada 2012 is a tax preparation program used for completing and filing Canadian tax returns. It includes both Federal and Provincial forms required by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and individual provinces. You can complete tax returns by using either the "EasyStep" feature or by manually entering data into tax forms. TurboTax Canada is available for Mac and Windows, as well as online.
The EasyStep guide provides a step-by-step interview, which asks you basic questions. The program fills in the appropriate tax forms with the information you provide. This simplifies the tax return process and removes the need to understand complex tax forms and perform manual calculations. Throughout the EasyStep process, TurboTax Canada displays the current tax refund or tax due amount.
While the EasyStep interface provides a simple way to complete a tax return, at any point you can switch to the "Forms Method" to manually view and edit individual tax forms. In this view, the forms are displayed like printed tax forms and you enter data directly in the required fields.
TurboTax Canada 2012 includes separate forms for the Federal T1 and provincial returns. Once the forms are completed, through either EasyStep or manual data entry, the tax return is ready to be filed. You can print and file returns via mail or use the built-in NETFILE feature to file returns electronically.
Intuit guarantees that TurboTax Canada will provide each user with the maximum refund possible. The company also guarantees 100% accuracy for each return and includes a satisfaction guarantee as well. If you have questions or get stuck on something during the tax return process, you can contact Intuit via phone, email, or live chat for support.
TurboTax Canada is developed specifically for individuals and businesses located in Canada (United States citizens can use the U.S. version of Turbo Tax). Since the program includes both EasyStep and manual form entry, it is appropriate for both tax novices and tax professionals who need to complete Canadian tax returns.