TurboTax brings its Online Tax Return app to the Windows Store

As tax day arrives here in the U.S., TurboTax is offering its Online Tax Return app in the Windows Store to help you file just in time. As announced by Microsoft last month, the TurboTax app helps you not only import all of your information with a couple of clicks, but it can find deductions you may have missed as well.


TurboTax can automatically pull in the information it needs from your W-2 and 1099 forms, and it even packs on-demand help from dedicated agents and CPAs if you get stuck. Here's a look at some of the app's highlight features:

  • Live on-screen video help with SmartLook™. Connect with a live TurboTax expert and watch as they guide you by drawing on your screen to get you the answers you need to file with confidence
  • Step-by-step guidance – answer simple questions and we'll double check as you go to help make sure there are no mistakes
  • Jumpstart your taxes by automatically importing your W-2 from over 1 million companies
  • Searches 350+ tax deductions and credits to maximize your refund (available in Deluxe, Premier and Self-Employed)

If you've ever used TurboTax's online filing system, all of this should look very familiar. To check out the app for yourself, you can grab it now from the Windows Store for free. Do be aware that you will be asked to pay to file, however.

Download TurboTax Online Tax Return at the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

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  • "Why would they do that if Windows is dead!?" Um, maybe it's not dead...
  • Nobody said Windows is dead. Windows Mobile is dead though.
  • Whoever argued that Windows is dead?.... The argument is that Windows from a mobile standpoint is irrelevant, and that is true... Remember, this is a PC only app for now.
  • Sarcasm?
  • Is this the Intuit TurboTax for Canada?
  • If this had come out earlier I would've used it but I already filed.
  • Isn't taxes to the Canadian Revenue Agency due on April 30th 2017?
  • It did come out earlier. This article is just late.
  • I already submitted my taxes, but I guess this app is useful to see where I'm at in the process of getting the money deposited. Update: WTF, it's not available for mobile!
  • Better late than never I suppose.  I will use it next year.
  • Is it a real app? It looks more like a wrapper for the online version. But maybe this means Intuit will bring back Mint next.
  • Hey it's a web wrapper.
  • Who cares.  Half of the apps in the other app stores are also web wrappers.  The Turbotax app works really well.
  • I already filed but I was excited to install it on my Surface and my Idol 4s. Then i tried to install it on my Idol 4s, no love for mobile.👎
  • So nobody cares about the touted UWP? Shame.
  • Nothing to do with UWP itself really. Nobody cares about mobile specifically because the number of people using it is so small. Which makes sense.
  • But if it's a UWP it could've been deployed to mobile as well without much effort.
  • Not UWP. Not downloading, even though I used their service this year and last.
  • Was it turbo tax that had the security flaws last year? Or was it the other digital one that the name escapes me right now?
  • What about Intuit TurboTax for Canada?
  • This showed up way too late. I finished my taxes way before this was available. I looked all over the Windows Store for a tax app with none to be found. Ended up using a web based service.
  • The app has been in the app store for at least month. This is Windows Central post is a bit late.
  • This post existed a month ago. They just reposted it since today is Tax day in the US.
  • Not wanting to poke anything with a stick but I don;t really see why this app is needed?  I used the online verison of this product and it was flawless, as usuall.  I don't understand why they would need a standalone "program" or "app".   Maybe I could see privacy concerns as a driver but I'm not sure if I buy even that...    I have this stand regardless of if the app runs on iOS, Andriod or windows... 
  • Because the experience is much better on an app in some cases. (ex. Netflix, Groove Music)  But I do agree that an app is not really needed for Turbotax, I've been using their service for the last 7 years online without any issues.  The experience has gotten better each year.