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Turbo Tax Discount for Amex Customers (and Others?)

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Turbo Tax Discount for Amex Customers

While perusing recent transactions in our Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card from American Express. account, I ran across an ad for a 35% discount on TurboTax Federal products when you pay with “any eligible American Express Card.”

There’s also a link from the ad itself (go ahead and click it if you wish) which appears to automatically apply the discount when you click through. I’m not sure what happens if you pay with something other than Amex after clicking that link, but it’s worth a shot.

The discounts are as follows:

  • Free Edition: Free for 1040EZ (as always)
  • Deluxe: $29.95 –> $14.95
  • Premier: $49.95 –> $32.45
  • Home & Business: $74.95 –> $48.70

This offer is good through October 15, 2011, which is the deadline for filing returns with a filing extension. Happy filing!

Published on February 2nd, 2011
Modified on March 26th, 2013 - 25 Comments
Filed under: Frugality, Taxes

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25 Responses to “Turbo Tax Discount for Amex Customers (and Others?)”

  1. 1
    Raj Says:

    This is for online filing only, not applicable if you want to use desktop version.

  2. 2
    Aaron Says:

    Also note that the discount only applies to filing federal taxes, not state taxes. You can get a 25% discount on both fed & state through sites like Fidelity (so I’ve read; I’m having trouble finding the link right now).

  3. 3
    James Says:

    Hi, I work for Intuit (the makers of TurboTax). In response to Raj’s comment…

    “This is for online filing only, not applicable if you want to use desktop version.”

    Actually, American Express card members can get a 25% discount on the desktop versions of the software from this site. Just click on the download tab.

  4. 4
    Simon Says:

    Fidelity and Vanguard offer 25% off both Federal and State. State is the relatively expensive item and the work is minimal but the host pretty high. Anyone can sign up for a Fidelity account (even with no money invested) and get the discount. Here is the Vanguard link: https://personal.vanguard.com/us/insights/taxcenter/qdi/turbotax

  5. 5
    Nickel Says:

    Aaron: Right. That’s why I specified “Federal” in the opening sentence.

  6. 6
    Kev Says:

    And Others – I received a similar offer Capital One: 25% off the desktop software.

    I still find H&R Block At Home (TaxCut) to be the better deal after retailers like Best Buy kick in their part. I purchased the Premium version of H&R Block at Best Buy last week – $10.00 off + $15.00 Best Buy gift card. Not bad… Especially when you factor in that H&R Block’s package is usually $10 – $15 dollars cheaper than Turbo Tax to begin with.

  7. 7
    Kevin Says:

    If I am an Amex and a Vanguard customer do I get 50% off?

  8. 8
    Andrew Says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I filed my taxes this morning and read your blog right before doing so. You saved me $10!

  9. 9
    Raj Says:

    @James – Thanks! I see that now. The desktop edition has free state so its a good deal with 25% off.

  10. 10
    ThankMeLater Says:

    With Chase, you get 35% off


  11. 11
    Venkat Says:

    Hi, Please advice on my scenario below, what is the best software in cost effective way?

    1) 2 W-2’s from two employers in two different states
    2) 2 States
    3) 1 City
    4) Itemization required – relocation, child care expenses and stocks etc.


  12. 12
    Carol Says:

    Thanks so much for the discount link. just filed my taxes and it saved me some money from the federal fees.
    i also will be getting a refund.

  13. 13
    Pepe Says:

    Thanks. You can file & pay federal return first with AMEX discount, and then add & pay state return with Fidelity discount, so you get the best deal!

  14. 14
    MR_GEO Says:

    Just an FYI – I used the link (Thanks BTW!) and saved 17 dollars and change for the downloaded Deluxe version and when I went to pay, because I guess I have bought stuff from Intuit before, it used my stored VISA card not my AE card and it still went through which is OK by me (I have VISA and AE.) I hope I don’t get a charge back on my VISA? Mr Geo

  15. 15
    Nora Says:

    PEPE — Exactly the answer I was looking for!! Glad to know both are possible if you work the system!

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