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Yes TurboTax is safe.

TURBOTAX is most reliable tax software out there, yes, I’d call it safe.

Sign in safeguards

When you create or access your TurboTax account, additional security features help ensure the security of your account.

Multi-factor authentication

Securely access your account by entering your password and a unique single–use–code (we'll send your trusted device or email address) or answer a series of questions.

Touch ID ®

Your one–of–a–kind fingerprint password gives you access to your account on your smart phone, using your TurboTax app.

Protecting your info

Behind the scenes, our security specialists work to protect your information.

Data encryption

TURBOTAX safeguard your information by encrypting it when it's stored in our systems. And, when TURBOTAX electronically send your return to the IRS or state agencies, we use SSL encryption that exceeds IRS standards.

Login and device history

See all of the login activity and devices used to access your account, to easily spot unusual activity on your account.

Auto email notifications

TURBOTAX will automatically notify you of certain changes made to your account such as, updating your payment method, changing your password, or signing in for the first time on a new device.

Tax scams don't all look the same, but they are all intended to steal your money. Most fall into one of the several categories of illicit acts, including phone scams, phishing and tax provider scams. Help yourself avoid these scams by knowing what kinds are out there and taking steps to keep your money safe.

 Is E-file safe when submitting your tax returns?

The short answer is yes, E-filing is very safe for submitting your tax returns.

The chances are extremely remote that your income tax data could be stolen when you E-file—it is more secure than mailing a tax return via snail mail, because an E-filed return is encrypted to prevent any access to data as it moves between your tax software and the IRS or state tax agency.

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