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Best TurboTax Service Codes, Coupons, Discounts • 2018

turbotax logo smallToday’s best TurboTax codes & discounts: Turbo Tax is America’s most popular tax preparation software because it’s simple and the most proficient at finding every deduction.

Most importantly, you can take advantage of our exclusive online deals, TurboTax service codes, and savings of up to 20% off: Deluxe, Premier, and Self-Employed Edition, (PC or Mac). Remember, tax season starts 1/01/19! 

Today’s best coupons & service codes | What is a TurboTax service code? | How do you use a service code? | Coupon or service code not working? | More ways to get a discount

Top TurboTax Service Codes & Discounts for :

*Intuit: We also have a promotion for 50% off QuickBooks here!new

There are two ways to get a deduction on their Deluxe, Premier, and Self-Employed Editions for PC or Mac. You can either click a promotional link (above), or enter a service code for TurboTax if one was issued to you. Here’s how both methods work.


First, What is a Service Code?

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I’m a bit nervous to ask, but what is a service code?

A service code is 7-digit alpha-numeric code issued directly to customers by an Intuit customer support agent for a specific discount, credit, partial-refund, or free product. TurboTax service codes are valid for one use only, and are non-transferable. Furthermore, service codes can not be used towards state filing fees.

Simply clicking on a promotion or advertisement should apply the advertised discount, so most customers will not need to enter a service code. Here’s where to enter a service code if one has  been issued to you :


How to Use a TurboTax Service Code:

If you have been issued a service code by a TurboTax agent, enter it on the payment screen just after your taxes are finalized and your refund is determined. Here’s how:

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  1. Login to the site and click the take me to my return button
  2. With your online return open, click “file.” It should say, “Just # more steps.”
  3. Next, click the Review your order link
  4. At the bottom of the screen click the, “I have a service code” link
  5. Enter the series of numbers, and then click continue. Your discount should be applied
  6. Check your savings against our featured deals for the best price

No Code, No Problem! How to Use a Coupon:

Most of the time a discount code is not needed to get the best price on Turbo Tax software. In fact, most discounts applied just by clicking on a special offer or advertised promotion including the ones listed on this page.

When you click on a promotional link, you’ll be taken to a special landing page on turbotax.intuit.com that details the terms of the coupon and looks like this:

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Turbotax service code successfully applied

If an offer is valid, you should see a message on the order verification page (just before you complete payment and efile) that says, “Your discount has been applied.”

The best offers are available early in the tax season (January through early March) . At this time you can get a 20% discount, but as the April tax deadline approaches the discount will drop to 10%.


Is There a Coupon for Free State Fees?

Federal and State e-file are free with TurboTax if you file early in the tax season! Just submit your tax return before March 15th and you qualify for free state efile with no code needed.

However, after this early filing deadline no TurboTax state free filing codes are available, and no coupons will work towards State filing fees, which cost $39.99! If you have to file taxes in multiple states, the potential savings from free state file become even more significant so file early if possible!


TurboTax Coupon Not Working?

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I just can’t seem to get this coupon to work! Wait, where’s my monitor?

Is your service code or coupon not working?  If you clicked on a promotional link, but the discount is not applied to your order total, hopefully we can help.

It seems that if you are already logged in to the turbotax.intuit.com website, their security prevents the offer from being applied. This means that people who have already started their tax return may have a problem applying a coupon.

The good news is that there should be a quick fix. Here’s what to do if your coupon or TurboTax Service code isn’t working:

  1. Log out of TurboTax.com
  2. Delete your cookies (Instructions)
  3. Click on our featured discount to apply a code
  4. Log back into the TurboTax site and review your order
  5. You should see the lower price and a message that says, “Your discount has been applied”

*If the coupon still does not work, you may have to clear your cache after step one above. 


Our TurboTax Discount for: Deluxe, Premier, & Self-Employed Editions:

When you click our exclusive promotional link, the following editions of Turbo Tax will be discounted:

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Which TurboTax offer is best for you? Click to apply coupon – infographic

  • Deluxe Edition (aka TurboTax Plus) Their most popular edition, TurboTax Deluxe is a must for those serving kids, home, or medical expenses. Mac or PC
  • Premier Edition – The main advantage of this version is that it covers the sale of stocks and bonds, which cheaper versions don’t. Get exclusive service codes above!
  • Self-Employed – If you have a small business, are a sole proprietor or own a rental property, this is probably your best bet.
  • Free Edition – Great for simple 1040EZ/A tax returns, and still free to file Federal taxes. Although rare, look for their promotion that includes free state filing in 2018. Remember, all editions include free eFile!
  • TurboTax Canada – For those who are North of the border, click for the best price here. cliquez pour la version française ImpôtRapide.

You May Also Qualify for These TurboTax Discounts:

Although our exclusive offers yield the best price on the popular editions of TurboTax, qualifying customers can buy or download their software in a number of other ways.

Here are other ways you may qualify for a Turbo Tax discount:

  1. Students may qualify for significant education tax credits and deductions. Learn more.
  2. Military Discount: If you are a member of the Army or armed services, be sure to check out their free or discounted Military Edition. Learn more.
  3. Costco: Are you a Costco member of? If so, you can get a great price on TurboTax Desktop Editions in-store, especially early in the tax season. Learn how
  4. AARP: If you’re a senior, you may be eligible for a special discount. Learn more.
  5. TurboTax service code on Reddit: In past years (2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018) customers reported on Reddit that they had gotten a discount code from customer support for $20 off or free state file after complaining about the pricing! (But, only when an offer or discount code wouldn’t work
  6. AAA Members: Login to your account at aaa.com to see if AAA currently offers members a TurboTax discount
  7. Groups: Members of certain groups may also have access to a special discount code for Turbo Tax including: teachers, federal employees, Navy Federal, and Uber drivers

TurboTax Offers & Service Codes Through Your Bank? Chase, Bank of America, Fidelity, More

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Specific discounts may be available for members of groups or financial institutions like ChaseBank of America, Scott Trade, eTrade, or Fidelity. If you’re a Chase or Bank of America customer, check your client dashboard for a potential Chase TurboTax discount.

You may be able to take advantage of these potential TurboTax discounts from popular banks and financial institutions:

1. Fidelity Discount:

If you are a Fidelity customer, you can login and get up to $20 off here after being issued a service code directly from Fidelity

2. Vanguard Turbo Tax Discount:

Actually, it looks like as of 2017 this offer has ended. (Sorry!)

3. American Express Discount

You may be eligible for a special discount on TurboTax if you use a credit such as Discover Card, American Express (Amex), and Visa. Login to your account during tax season to check.

How to Apply These Customer Discounts

To get one of these partner discounts follow these steps:

  1. Start at your bank, credit union, or insurance company’s website (not at intuit.turbotax.com)
  2. Click the TurboTax link and it will take you to a special branded landing page that shows special pricing (No discount code is needed)
  3. Select a TurboTax product, sign into your account, and begin your tax return
  4. When you finish your tax return and review your order, you should see the sale price and a message that says, “Your discount has been applied”
  5. If your coupon isn’t working, try this

Good Luck This Tax Season!

Thanks for checking in! if you have a suggestion or trouble getting a discount, please leave a comment below!

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15 thoughts on “Best TurboTax Service Codes, Coupons, Discounts • 2018

  1. Jackson

    My service code wasn’t working (discount not showing up) so I logged out of turbotax.com, clicked on your coupon link again, then logged in again. NOW i see the discounted prices, thanks!

  2. Reagan

    I know you said that if you’re already logged in already the coupon mighty not get applied, but I’m afraid to log out; I don’t know my password off-hand for turbotax.com. (it’s on my home computer) Isn’t there a code I can just enter instead?

  3. kevin

    The 20% service code is no longer available as the tax deadline approaches, but we still have an exclusive coupon for 10% off all Turbo Tax software including the home & business editions! Also, the “absolute zero” promotion is over, but you can still file simple taxes free with the “Federal Free” version.

  4. kevin

    Reagan: Most customers don’t have to enter a TurobTax service code. The featured discount should be applied as soon as you click on one of the links above. Note that the best deals are early in the tax season, and the price usually goes up after March 15th.

    1. Tawnya

      I don’t see anywhere to get $20 discount. usually I pay $30-$40 for turbo tax now it’s asking for $60 what happened? Am I using the wrong deal / offer?

  5. kevin

    If you have a simple tax return, there is a Free Federal version available from the homepage at turbotax.com. If you have deductions, I’d opt for Deluxe or Premier instead.

  6. Laurie J.

    The “hack” for logging out and back in to TurboTax worked! Now Deluxe is $10 cheaper w/ the coupon. thanks

  7. steve

    Try USAA service code: TUR2376. It might work for one customer! Also, I’m not a Fidelity client, but Vanguard offers the same thing.

  8. Raymond

    Thanks a lot for sharing the coupon. I used the 20% discount code for Deluxe, even though I’m filing my taxes late. found u from reddit. thanks!

  9. judi b

    The hack of logging out worked. now the coupon is reflected in the pricing for Deluxe. thanks!

  10. Britney Dumont

    As a customer of Chase Bank they gave me a code for one free download of TurboTax Premier edition last year. Haven’t seen anything yet for this tax season. Any idea whether there’s a Chase discount for 2018? thx

  11. Donna P

    Thanks for the info about logging out and clicking the link to get the discount. I got lucky with the 2/19/18 coupon deadline, since I just decided to look to see what the cost was going to be for this year. Much appreciated!

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