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TurboTax Deluxe Service Codes & Discounts

Updated on Saturday March 2, 2024: To help you file your taxes this year, we’re once again tracking all of best 2024 deals on TurboTax software. Here’s a look at all of our favorite offers and coupons that you can take advantage of today (this list is updated live, on an ongoing basis, through the Monday April 15th tax deadline).

TurboTax Discounts & Deals, March 2024:

  • Offer #1: File with TurboTax Deluxe from just $39. File your taxes with the online edition of TurboTax Deluxe when ordered directly from intuit.com. Normally priced at $69, this sale price is applied to your order when you visit their special offer page. Advertised prices will be valid through 11:59PM PST on March 31, 2024.

  • Offer #2: Is this the first time you’re thinking about completing and sending in your tax return on your own? Or maybe you just want to have a quick estimate on how much of a refund you can expect to see this year? Whatever the the reason, you can start and work on your tax return with TurboTax up until the point of filing. Then you can decide to purchase and file with TurboTax or not (you pay only when you file). Based on the information you enter, you’ll see the expected 2024 tax refund or the extra amount you’ll need to pay this year.

  • Offer #3: If you’re a student then it’s likely you’re not making much money right now. If so, you may actually be able to file a simple tax return for free with TurboTax this year and not pay even a penny for it (~37% of taxpayers qualify, form 1040 plus limited credits only). Even better yet, TurboTax can help you get over $1,000 back in education credits and deductions if you qualify. Plus they will help you with FAFSA filing by letting you print a FAFSA-friendly view of your completed tax form. Learn more.

  • Offer #4: The next time you login to your online banking account be sure to take a look at see if they have a deals page (I have a link in my online Bank of America account). Although we’re seeing less of these deals lately, TurboTax has a history of partnering with credit unions, banks and credit card companies and offering a discount to their clients. Some worth looking into are Capital One, Citi Bank, Vanguard, Merrill Lynch, AAA, Nasa Federal Credit Union, PenFed, and Discover Card – All of which we’ve seen these partner deals before.

  • Offer #5: If you or your spouse/parter where in active military service in any part of 2023 then you may be able to take advantage of the TurboTax’s military discount. All E1-E9 ranked military personnel get the online version of TurboTax Deluxe for free. TurboTax uses your military W-2 to verify rank and to apply the discount to your order. Only available for online versions as the desktop versions are excluded from the offer. All higher ranking military personnel will not qualify. This is an ongoing offer but only available to those who are eligible.

  • Offer #6: A number of stores sell TurboTax, including our favorite go-to place — Amazon. They usually offer a few bucks off, a 60-day money back guarantee, and even let you install the CD/Desktop version on several computers. However because their sale prices change so often (even up to several time a day on certain items) you’ll need to check out their site for today’s sale price. Unfortunately, Amazon’s TurboTax Refund Bonus Offer did not return for 2024.

TurboTax 2024 Service Codes & Discounts, March 2024

Updated on Saturday March 2, 2024: Why pay full price on your tax software when you don’t have to – right? That’s where we can help! We’re tracking all the top discounts and service codes (a.k.a. coupons) on TurboTax again during the 2024 season to help you find the best price possible on your tax prep software. Below is our list of favorite deals available today (we are updating this list on an ongoing basis as new deals emerge from now through this year’s tax deadline, Monday April 15th).

Our Favorite TurboTax Deals, March 2024:

    Offer #1: Get an EXTRA 10% off TurboTax Online versions when ordered directly at intuit.com. Choose from the regular do-it-yourself, the Assisted or Full Service “live” editions. Offer ends on midnight PST on March 31, 2024.

    This is an instant discount sale with no additional rebates or codes required. The online versions of TurboTax are the most popular choice these last few years as there’s no software to install and you work on your return from any one of your computers or tablets (especially helpful if you and your spouse both work on your taxes together if you have an accountant review your return before filing).

    If you’re already a QuickBooks user then this is definitely worth taking a look at, especially if you are a small business owner that prefers to back up your tax data online rather than having everything stored on your local hard drive. The Self-Employed Tax Bundle is now on sale for $15/month and the Self-Employed Live Tax Bundle is on sale for $20/month (each one for your first 3 months in the program). Then after the introductory period, it’ll cost you either $30/month or $40/month with Live version, but you’ll be able to cancel any of the plans at any time.

    Offer #3: There’s something called the TurboTax Advantage Program where if you signup to their auto-renew program (where you buy TurboTax automatically each year once it’s released) you’ll get some extra free perks.

    It’s completely free to join and includes live phone support from a dedicated help line, free product shipping (if you choose the CD versions), and up to 3-years of access or re-download of your tax product purchased. See Intuit’s site for full details on the program.


    Offer #4: Haven’t ever used TurboTax before? Thinking about trying it for the first time this year? Or maybe you just want to estimate you tax refund? Then you can start and work through nearly your entire return with any of TurboTax’s Online versions.

    It’ll guide you through your tax forms, apply your anticipated deductions and give you an overview on how big of a refund you can expect this year (or for those unlucky folks, how much you still owe in State and/or Federal taxes). You can also check out the bank syncing feature with your Bank of America, Citi, Discover, or any other larger financial institution and see how easy it is to import your tax data. Then once you reach the end, it’ll ask you to pay if you wish to file. If you don’t, it doesn’t cost you anything. It’s as simple as that!

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    Offer #5: You’ve heard the saying “nothing in life is free” right? Well, for those serving our country in the military, you may qualify for free TurboTax software for the 2024 tax season with the TurboTax Freedom Edition.

    The free option for those in active military service (rank E1 through E9 only). If you rank higher it’s no longer free but there is an additional discount available for you. A military W2 tax form from any fiscal year 2023 is required to apply the discount. See this post for full details and how to qualify.

    Offer #6: If you’re a poor student and are just filing a simple tax return this year, then you may be able to do so for free with the Federal Free Edition (about ~37% of taxpayers qualify for it, form 1040 + limited credits only).

    If you’re doing your taxes for the first time, then TurboTax will walk you through all the steps to take the pain out of filing. Plus, qualifying students can get over $1,000 back in education credits and deductions. And if you happen to be an international student, then the Sprintax team can help with your non-resident tax preparation.

You’ll notice that none of these offers on this page require you to use any physical coupon codes at checkout (or “service codes” as they are also know as). That’s because most of the deals are link-based, meaning they will be applied automatically to your order. Others, like the Amazon deals are just sale prices with most of the bundle offers require you to purchase two qualifying products to get the special discounted price. That’s simple enough, right?

Oh and we should also say that it’s also worth checking with your local credit union, credit card company or bank to see if they are partnered with TurboTax. In the past, financial institutions like Capital One, Bank of America, Citi Bank, Vanguard, Merrill Lynch, AAA, Nasa Federal Credit Union, PenFed, and Discover Card have all discounts in the past. Some of the deals we along the line of just a few bucks off while others offered up to $20.00 off. The discounts will vary by company and will depend on your customer level (in the past, premium-level customers were given the best discounts and sometimes even TurboTax for free).


Leave your questions and comments below and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Costco TurboTax 2024 Discount (March 2024 Update)

Updated on Saturday March 2, 2024: We are happy to report that TurboTax is once again back at Costco for 2024 and now available at all local warehouse stores!

Although their early season discount ended back in early February, you’ll still save on select CD/download versions of the software vs. the regular retail price. Here’s how much Costco is offering for each version at the moment:

  • TurboTax Deluxe Federal and/or Deluxe Federal + State on sale for $55.99.
  • TurboTax Premier Federal + State on sale for $82.99.
  • TurboTax Home & Business on sale for $95.99.
  • TurboTax Business (not available in warehouses, online only).

Just keep in mind that there is typically a limit of 2/each per customer. The applicable discount is automatically applied at checkout. Unfortunately, the online versions are not offered at Costco but you can still pick up a deal today at turbotax.intuit.com (online versions are now on sale through February 29, 2024 at 10% off).

What’s the difference between “CD/Download” versions and “Online” versions of TurboTax?

TurboTax’s ultimate goal is to help you file your tax return for tax year 2023. But the version you choose determines how you get it done.

If you pick up the CD/Download version of Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business, or Business at Costco then you will need to install the software on your personal computer. You will then only be able to use that computer to work on, file and submit your tax return using TurboTax. All your personal data will be locally stored on your machine. And unless you used TurboTax last year + the same computer to file your 2023 tax return, then you will also need to have your previous tax return handy to help you complete this year’s return.

On the flip side, if you decide to go with an “Online” version of TurboTax (our preferred method) then you will complete and file your tax return using your online TurboTax account. The benefits of this is that you can work on your tax return and save-as-you-go from any internet connected device; laptop, desktop, tablet and smartphone (including through the TurboTax app). That means you can start your return and, for example, your spouse can finish it off from a different device at a later date from where you left off. And if you used TurboTax Online last year then it remembers and instantly imputes last year’s tax data automatically for you where needed.

Which version of TurboTax do I need?

If you’re not sure if you need to buy Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business, or Business versions of TurboTax 2024, then be sure to get the lower-priced version of the two that you’re deciding on. That’s because regardless if you choose one of the CD/download versions or one of the online versions of TurboTax, you’ll also have an option to upgrade within the program if you need to based on your specific tax situation. The program will guide you through the process and if an upgrade is needed, then you will be directed to a payment option for the upgrade.

Current Offers

Before you run out to your nearest Costco or anywhere else to pick up a copy of TurboTax, be sure to see all the current TurboTax deals available today. Eligible military families and students with simple tax returns may also qualify for free filing with TurboTax this year. As we do every year, we’re tracking all of the top deals on TurboTax all season long through the April 18th tax deadline.

Questions & Comments

Not sure which version of TurboTax to buy? Found a better deal on TurboTax that you would like to share? Then leave your questions, thoughts and comments below.