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Best TurboTax Coupons & Service Codes (Online) • 2020

Best TurboTax coupons & discounts: TurboTax, from Intuit, is America’s top tax preparation software because it’s simple and the most proficient at finding every deduction. Taxpayers with simple taxes can even file for free!

We now have exclusive coupons directly from Intuit for savings of 10-20% on TurboTax Deluxe, Premier, and Self-Employed Edition, (PC or Mac + State) and Live. No need to enter service codes at checkout anymore, as discounts are applied as soon as you click.

TurboTax: Best Coupons | What’s a Service Code? | How to Use | Not Working? | More Discounts

Best TurboTax Discounts, Coupons January, 2020:


What is a Service Code?

A TurboTax 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. Service codes are valid for one use only, and are non-transferable. While service codes can be used towards software, they can not be used towards state filing fees.

Most customers will not need to enter a service code anymore, as clicking on a promotion or advertisement should apply the advertised discount. Here’s how to enter a service code if one has been issued to you:


How to Use a Service Code:

While most discounts are applied instantly when you click a promotional link, it is also possible to get one from a service code. If you have been issued a service code from TurboTax, enter it on the payment screen just after your taxes are finalized and your refund is determined. Here’s how to use a service code:

  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!

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:

turbotax service code applied
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%.


Our Discount Works for: Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed, & Live (Online) Editions:

You can click below to use our exclusive discount for these editions of TurboTax: FREE, Deluxe, Premier, and Self-Employed: (regular or Live®)

  • 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. You can even get 50% off when you bundle with Quickbooks Self-Employed!
  • 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 2020. Remember, all editions include free eFile!
  • TurboTax Live – Our discount is also applied to the Live version of all editions, which add the live assistance of a real CPA.

Coupon Not Working?

Where’s my discount? Shoot, I must have clicked the wrong thing…

How do I apply a discount on TurboTax? If you clicked on a promotional link or coupon and the discount is not applied to your order total, hopefully we can help.

Here’s the problem: The most common reason for TurboTax coupons to not work is due to their site security.

It seems that if you are already logged in to the turbotax.intuit.com website, their security blocks cookies and therefore prevents the discount 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.intuit..com
  2. Delete your cookies (How do you do that?)
  3. Click on our featured discount to apply a code
  4. Log back into the turbotax.intuit.com 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.


9 Other Ways to Get a Discount on TurboTax in 2020:

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 software for military members
  3. Canada: Do you live North of the border? We have a great discount for TurboTax Canada
  4. Costco: Are you a Costco member? If so, you can get a great price on Desktop Editions in-store, especially early in the tax season. Learn how
  5. AARP: If you’re a senior, you may be eligible for a special discount on TurboTax. Learn more.
  6. Self-Employed Discount – Working for yourself has a lot of benefits, including our TurboTax Self-Employed discount!
  7. TurboTax service code on Reddit? In past years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) 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)
  8. AAA Members: Login to your account at aaa.com to see if AAA currently offers members a special discount
  9. Groups: Members of certain groups may also have access to a special discount for Turbo Tax Online including: teachers, federal employees, Navy Federal, and Uber drivers

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

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*This coupon page was created in 2017, and updated for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

13 thoughts on “Best TurboTax Coupons & Service Codes (Online) • 2020

  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.

  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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