TurboTax, Operation Homefront Announce Mission2Match to Support U.S. Troops

  TurboTax, Operation Homefront Announce Mission2Match to Support U.S. Troops

TurboTax to Match up to $1 Million to Help Veterans, Military Families Facing
                              Financial Hardship

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO & ROCKVILLE, Md. -- December 13, 2012

America’s servicemen and women face hardships at home as well as overseas. The
car breaks down. An unexpected expense cuts into rent money. A medical bill
means there is less to put toward food or utilities.

To help veterans and active duty military win the financial battle at home,
TurboTax® and Operation Homefront have launched Mission2Match
(www.mission2match.com), a cooperative fundraising effort to support troops
and their families facing money emergencies. TurboTax is the nation’s leading
tax software and Operation Homefront is a charitable organization that
provides emergency financial support and assistance to America’s servicemen
and women.

Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), maker of TurboTax and the Intuit Financial Freedom
Foundation will match up to $1 million for donations made now through April
15, 2013.

“Tax time is when many Americans are most focused on their charitable giving,
and we’re grateful that TurboTax has taken an innovative approach to provide
significant and meaningful assistance to military families,” said Jim Knotts,
president and chief executive officer of Operation Homefront. “We’ve found
that many people want to support our service members, but don’t always know
how. By combining their technology and huge public reach, TurboTax is giving
their customers the opportunity to provide that support exactly when it is
most on their minds.

How to give

TurboTax Online customers will be given the opportunity to donate from within
the product after they’ve completed their taxes. Donations also will be
accepted at www.mission2match.com. Only donations made through the
Mission2Match campaign are eligible for matching. Donations will be matched a
second time when donors tweet (#mission2match) via Twitter and share the
opportunity to give with their social network.

“We’re proud to support our troops,” said Dan Maurer, senior vice president
and general manager of Intuit’s Consumer Group. “TurboTax has a long history
of supporting the military and many of our employees have served our country.
We’re asking our customers to join us and give generously to support U.S.
servicemen and women and their families.”

Free Tax Filing for Junior Enlisted

TurboTax has also released a new product to further support U.S. troops.
TurboTax Military Edition is personalized to the specific needs of military
filers and was created by active, reserve and retired military personnel and
military spouses to address the specific challenges that come with being a
military tax filer.

With step-by-step guidance to help them claim every deduction and credit
they’re entitled to, TurboTax Military Edition guides customers through
everything from state of residency and filing in multiple states to combat pay
as well as tax deductions for uniforms, relocation, PCS and special provisions
for the earned income tax credit – helping them keep more of what’s
theirs.Junior enlisted personnel, rank E-1 to E-5, can prepare and file their
federal and state tax returns with TurboTax Military Edition for free, through
Feb. 14, 2013.

TurboTax CPAs are available year round to provide expert, one-on-one
personalized answers to tax questions. Intuit, a 2010 Secretary of Defense
Freedom Award winner and G.I. Jobs Top 100 employer, has hired veterans and
military spouses with expertise in military taxes so that customers using
TurboTax Military Edition have experts in their corner who personally
understand their situation.

About Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront has a nationwide presence and has
met more than 590,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002.
A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94
percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to
assist service members. For more information, go to
www.OperationHomefront.net.

About TurboTax

TurboTax is the nation’s No. 1 rated, best-selling, do-it-yourselftax
preparation software. Available on desktop, online and mobile, TurboTax helps
more than 25 million people keep more of their hard-earned money. For more
information, visit theTurboTax press room, like us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/turbotax, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/turbotax, or
visit our blog, Tax Break: The TurboTax Blog, at blog.turbotax.intuit.com/.

About Intuit

Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management
solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions,
including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its
flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®,
simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance,
and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading
tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit Financial
Services helps banks and credit unions grow by providing on-demand solutions
and services that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their
money.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $4.15 billion in its fiscal year
2012. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the
United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More
information can be found at www.intuit.com.

Intuit and the TurboTax logo, among others, are registered trademarks and/or
registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other
countries. Live tax advice is a free service available year round via phone or
live chat. Restrictions apply. Experience levels, hours of operation and
availability vary and are subject to change without notice. See
www.turbotax.com for details.

Contact:

Intuit Inc.
Ashley McMahon, 858-215-9069
ashley_mcmahon@intuit.com
or
Operation Homefront
John Smith, 210-549-4619
john.smith@operationhomefront.net
 
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