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TaxCaster by TurboTax - Free

TaxCaster by TurboTax - Free

Intuit Inc

Get a quick estimate of your 2018 federal tax refund on your device.

3.9
27K+ Reviews 1M+
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Positive Reviews in Most Helpful

75.8% Positive Reviews

Out of 120 most helpful reviews

  • Accurate projection of your tax refund

    by Ryguy525

    I used this app last year before I started my taxes, just to see how much I would get back, and it was right on the money! Did it again this year and it's looking just as good. Highly recommended.

  • Fabulous app

    by mvanarsd

    This is an excellent app. I wanted to find out my taxes would be for 2018 vs. 2017. Especially with the new tax reform. It is hard to believe, but it took me less than a few minutes to make the calculations . I highly recommend this app from intuit!

  • great to track throughout the year

    by CandiceLacrosse

    I love this app. It's super easy to use and helps me track where I might end up tax wise at the end of the year. I still have mine professionally done, but love to get a conservative view of where I am likely to land.

  • Great App

    by Woody_360

    Downloaded last year to estimate my tax return and understand what how my deductions worked. I downloaded it again this year and within 2 minutes had a rough estimate it was quick and easy.

  • by Sierra Waters

    This calculator was right for the last two years, however, when we did it this time, it made us expect a certain amount and disappointed us when we found that we were getting 2,000 less back than the calculator said.

  • Great app

    by Buda330

    The app works well. One of the best features is that it saves all of your data so you can go back and update it as your situation changes--for instance, if you make additional charitable donations after you first estimate your taxes.

  • Great way to forecast your income tax returns

    by pajprz3

    Easy to use and quick entries to try and guess before you actually do your taxes. I'm always off but my accountant seems to surprise me with more back than this is forecasting so I come out on top. Cool app.

  • Excellent App

    by willshrly

    I’ve used this app for years and I find it very useful in planning my taxes. The numbers are always very good estimates. In one occasion, regarding 2018 changes, they immediately responded to my email and provided an excellent explanation. I am a satisfied customer.

  • by Amber Hoffmann

    Free free free free is a LIE!! I will never use Turbo Tax again! Was charged 79.95 when I NEVER asked or click on anything extra. TURBO TAX SUCKS!!!!!

  • Update to 2017 tax year!

    by MAH2588

    Always works great and so close or exact. I was just looking and it still is going by 2014 tax year. When will it be updated to 2017 tax year, it's pretty far behind. Great app and always recommended it!!!

  • Jump start

    by ray1ray3

    Tax caster allows you to get a jump start on your tax return. Very helpful. Been using for two years now and I recommend to friends and family to use.

  • by A Google user

    I've been using this app to get an idea of my refund for years. It is very accurate it's always $50 +/- of my refund.

  • Great App

    by Rocky081214

    Very easy app to use. Just plug in your estimated income and deductibles, and that's it. I'm leaving the military for a much higher paying job and this is helping me to adjust for my tax changes since I will likely owe the next tax season. Thanks

  • Great App

    by hm2anderson

    This app is GREAT for anticipating your federal income tax owed/estimated return. I love that they put the “looking at 2018” estimate on hear as well. You can see home the new tax bill will affect your bottom line next year. Please keep this app updated and free.

  • Great

    by Alphard4

    Use app every year before filing to get a quick idea of my tax return. Also use it to see what it would have been had I did something differently, i.e. Ira contributions, donations, etc.

  • by K W

    Fantastic app. I was able to see clearly how my income changes and the new tax law affects me. kudos!

  • It does work

    by Serg0906

    Easy and fast, if you want to know what you are getting in less than 10 minutes this is the app for you.

  • Always accurate

    by Zman259

    Speaking from just my experience, this app is always 100% accurate. It's really quick and easy to use too.

  • by Stephanie Collins

    Its easy to use but I don't think its Correct. I went to a tax office today and this said I was getting way more then what I really was .

  • Simple and Fast!!!

    by Dingleschlop

    Easy and fast! I do not yet know how accurate this app is, but if even close to actual results, when all said and done, this app is amazing!

  • by Robert Shirley

    Little better reading would nice. But with enough stress and time it is easy to use. Better then some other apps. But not by much.

  • Very Accurate!

    by Ramya12

    This was my first time doing my taxes by myself. This app was very clear and precise. It's very easy and helpful with the tips that it has. I definitely recommend this!!

  • by Christopher Loesch

    Easy to use but calculations are waaaayyyy off. Went to H&R block and my refund is 2200 less then what this estimator said. 😔😔😔

  • Quick and easy

    by AtlasTheNew

    Doesn't take long to download or fill out, get a ball park number to know what you are getting back ( or paying D: )

  • Keeps crashing - FIXED

    by Plazie

    Works like a charm now. Was able to show people how much they might be getting back from Taxes.

  • From 0 to Refund in 10 minutes

    by FireHawk409

    I've used this tool a couple of years in a row now to give me an estimate of my tax refund. It works great!

  • Love this app

    by K. Cavallo

    I love estimating my taxes and taxes of friend and family. This app is quick and easy and covers most scenarios. I love it and use it several times a week!

  • Different from my actual refund

    by ahhhhpickaname

    I have used this app for a few years and it’s normally only a few 100 off but this year it’s over 3000 off and I don’t understand why! This is not accurate at all this year for 2018 taxes!

  • Very good app

    by Stewartfan14rolltide

    This app is right on the money would recommend it to anyone that would like to know what their taxes look like before filing

  • Simple and Accurate

    by 123458484837

    I love this app it's easy to use, quarterly I update it and it gives me a idea of what my taxes will look like at the end of the year!!

  • Awesome

    by Nikkeronii(:

    This app gives you a great idea of what to expect before you do your taxes. It was accurate last year and super easy to use.

  • Pretty Darn Accurate

    by BR0$k¡

    I like it because it gives me an idea what to expect back. That way I can make sure that I am getting the maximum back.

  • Easy but not so accurate

    by Jpp5981

    This is easy to use and has been mostly accurate in the past but was off by almost 50% this year. I would suggest using this more as a guesstimate than an estimate.

  • Smooth

    by _Ria_10

    Nothing to it. Put in your numbers in and zoom your refund or estimate is on target. Smooth application

  • Great app - Nice update - But...

    by TooTallThor

    The student loan interest as a deduction, under tax breaks, is hard to find in the app. It’s found under “are you or your child IN first 4 years of college.” If you’re paying interest on student loans then you’re not in your first four years of school. Very confusing. Please move to its own heading under tax breaks. Thank you. Edit: Wow! Devs listened and moved the student loan interest to its own heading! Superb customer communication- well done.

  • Very accurate and helpful!!

    by Smedkelsch

    I already like intuit. I've used TaxCaster for years and it is very helpful to get a jump start on planning my taxes.

  • Quick and easy

    by Kurzxl

    In a couple of minutes can get a good estimate for tax planning. I use it to plan distributions from my IRA and associated tax withholding.

  • Easy and free

    by StevesFLHRS

    Less than 5 minutes to ballpark your tax liability. Covers most tax situations. Clear and simple interface.

  • Easy and Quick

    by Hdhdnxhdms

    Great heads up on my return before I do my full blown taxes. In one minute I get a good guess at what to expect back from Uncle Sam.

  • Right at your fingertips

    by Cruzin G

    Love it! Easy to use. Straight forward basic questions!

  • Easy to use for simplish tax situations

    by Jaxrevenge

    Forecast your tax bill for the year the only part that is tricky is figuring out your true taxable income for the year.

  • Updates are inconsistent

    by Mongogordo

    The last two updates have caused significant swings in the refund/amount owed for 2017. Based on my excel sheet estimate, I think they are accurate now. I like the app, but would appreciate clearer explanations of what changed.

  • So easy to use and accurate

    by Mattymomma

    Very easy simple questions and ease of use with little time spent!

  • Great app

    by Isai r

    This app has always been dead on ever since I started using this app it's always been very accurate!!!

  • Works great

    by Helenjoshua132

    I used this last year and it was very close to what I got back at h and r block(a charge of over $250!!!) I will not be using h and r block again.

  • Cool App

    by jjplaymaker

    This is my second year using this and it is a great way for getting a pretty close idea of what your tax return will be. Very Satisfied!!!!

  • Excellent

    by DavesBlueGirl

    Was right on the money last year and sounds about right again this year.

  • My review

    by SalvyRen

    Great app gives u an idea of what to expect with the tax filling and if your getting cash back ir ur screwed to pay😩 overall is a great help.

  • Good app - but HSA contribution missing

    by Frequent Traveler USA

    I don’t see a place to enter an HSA contribution so it shows up as a deduction. My workaround is to just subtract it from my W-2 income. I could swear that last years app had this

  • Taxes made easy

    by ZamasuKai

    Very easy to use and understand, that's what you want when it comes to your taxes.

  • Glitch

    by Newiowan

    There is a glitch in the new TaxCaster. I can’t get pat the income input and it cuts out and won’t let you continue. Started over several times and same thing happens. Very disappointing.

  • Easy breezy

    by MtownScorp

    So simple and easy. Straight to the point and you don't have to create an account! Love it!

  • Integration with TurboTax?

    by WorldTravEngineer

    Nice little program, but I don’t understand why it’s not integrated with TurboTax. Would get 5 stars if it pulled my TurboTax prior year info as a starting point.

  • Great App

    by Mwambazo

    Helped me know what I could expect to receive before doing my return

  • Keep tabs on taxes

    by Beeline51

    I heard of this program online and can say it works great!

  • Fast and easy

    by CrawlerRC

    Very easy to use hope it's accurate

  • Very good

    by Goodgirl@3

    Almost accurate to what I should be getting

  • TaxCaster

    by Dschnit

    I've used this app for years to get a jump start on my taxes. Love it! Always very accurate!

  • Awesome

    by YolandaGonzales5

    This is third year in a row using tax caster, very accurate, helps me and family plan for budgeting our tax returns

  • Easy and accurate

    by Obarbadi

    This app works great for planning or looking at some scenarios get it

  • Worse than useless

    by Just.joan

    I entered info into the app but the summary doesn’t include my social security income or the estimated taxes I’ve paid. Do you have any quality control?

  • Makes taxes easy

    by Gabbyo10

    For someone that don't know how to file

  • Great tax refund estimator app

    by Pilates App

    It was easy to use and helped me to get an idea of what I can expect for my refund 2016!!

  • Very Helpful, ButNo Printing

    by Hudsonoutlook

    Been a TurboTax user for decades and find TaxCaster very useful. Would appreciate the ability to save the calculations, namely the "Review" screen, as a file.

  • Great App

    by Gabe543

    Gives you a good estimate of what you should expect to get back or owe back.

  • Easy

    by keylime29

    Accurate too

  • QBI calculation

    by smbowner

    I think your QBI income limitation is wrong. Seems like it has a limitation for all deductions. Should it only be for capital gains?

  • Easy peasy!

    by Chubscout101

    Really easy and gives you a good idea of what to expect!

  • Awkward on iPhone 7

    by Helencollie

    Entering numbers is difficult because the number pad and the estimated return panel block the view of the line being entered.

  • Tax calculator

    by Mike$098

    I use it every year it's reliable and easy to use.

  • Easy and Fast

    by Steeph2690

    Nice!! Simple to understand and convenient.

  • Taxcaster

    by De finest auto club

    Easy to use and always very accurate with refund estimates .

  • Great calculator

    by Santafehiker

    I love how this app allows me to get a quick estimate of taxes before the full accountant calculation.

  • Easy to use

    by Joshua DeLuna

    Hope it's accurate :)

  • Easy to use

    by Calinsantiago

    5 minutes and I was done....

  • Great app

    by Lover Boy Jones

    I really love this app. I would recommend this app to everyone

  • Great "Fore-Caster" is "Tax-Caster"

    by oceanwave123

    Nice way to see what happens to your $$$ when you make a certain amount!

  • Helps a lot

    by CELTIC35WARRIOR

    Great help to get an idea of what you owe. Or what your return looks like

  • Easy to use

    by J0282771

    Easy to use and accurate!

  • Excellent

    by Sam7786

    Very easy to use and understand

  • Easy

    by Hbkpot

    Super easy to use , and accurate , thanks

  • Love it!

    by Keri Taylor

    This was awesome to use! If my refund is anywhere near accurate I will be amazed!

  • Great tool

    by Echegi

    I found it a great tool, in getting ready for my tax. Thanks Guys

  • New update

    by Demure5

    Wrong standard deduction, no it was right

  • Tax Caster Review

    by siddingo

    Great app. Would be better if it included the HSA contribution credit and the deduction for casualty/theft/losses. Should be easy to add these options.

  • Very accurate

    by Micael.Montes

    It's very accurate perfect to plan your 2017 taxes.

  • Great

    by Monixoxoxo

    Easy accurate and on point ! Love it

  • Very useful app.

    by robersonclr

    The app is detailed and intuitive. Very end user friendly.

  • Very accurate

    by Fit for famine

    Very accurate. Easy to use. Love it.

  • Helpful

    by Ak92003

    If I get a hint at what I may owe I have about 4 months to put aside the taxes I still owe

  • Great product!

    by Far out 156038

    Great resource, fast and easy

Positive Reviews in Most Recent

  • by Amy Luikart

    it was easy to go through and easy to use.

  • New update

    by Demure5

    Wrong standard deduction, no it was right

  • by Bahram G

    it doesn't adjust the dependent allowance above the threshold. otherwise very nice.

  • by Yvette ma

    ok

  • by Lauren L

    exactly my refund

  • by Phillip Bard

    Easy, Accurate and Helpful.

  • Easy but not so accurate

    by Jpp5981

    This is easy to use and has been mostly accurate in the past but was off by almost 50% this year. I would suggest using this more as a guesstimate than an estimate.

  • Different from my actual refund

    by ahhhhpickaname

    I have used this app for a few years and it’s normally only a few 100 off but this year it’s over 3000 off and I don’t understand why! This is not accurate at all this year for 2018 taxes!

  • Awkward on iPhone 7

    by Helencollie

    Entering numbers is difficult because the number pad and the estimated return panel block the view of the line being entered.

  • Worse than useless

    by Just.joan

    I entered info into the app but the summary doesn’t include my social security income or the estimated taxes I’ve paid. Do you have any quality control?

  • QBI calculation

    by smbowner

    I think your QBI income limitation is wrong. Seems like it has a limitation for all deductions. Should it only be for capital gains?

  • Good app - but HSA contribution missing

    by Frequent Traveler USA

    I don’t see a place to enter an HSA contribution so it shows up as a deduction. My workaround is to just subtract it from my W-2 income. I could swear that last years app had this

  • Tax Caster Review

    by siddingo

    Great app. Would be better if it included the HSA contribution credit and the deduction for casualty/theft/losses. Should be easy to add these options.

  • Fabulous app

    by mvanarsd

    This is an excellent app. I wanted to find out my taxes would be for 2018 vs. 2017. Especially with the new tax reform. It is hard to believe, but it took me less than a few minutes to make the calculations . I highly recommend this app from intuit!

  • Excellent App

    by willshrly

    I’ve used this app for years and I find it very useful in planning my taxes. The numbers are always very good estimates. In one occasion, regarding 2018 changes, they immediately responded to my email and provided an excellent explanation. I am a satisfied customer.

  • Super Accurate!

    by Киза

    Great design! Easy to use!

  • Great app - Nice update - But...

    by TooTallThor

    The student loan interest as a deduction, under tax breaks, is hard to find in the app. It’s found under “are you or your child IN first 4 years of college.” If you’re paying interest on student loans then you’re not in your first four years of school. Very confusing. Please move to its own heading under tax breaks. Thank you. Edit: Wow! Devs listened and moved the student loan interest to its own heading! Superb customer communication- well done.

  • Updates are inconsistent

    by Mongogordo

    The last two updates have caused significant swings in the refund/amount owed for 2017. Based on my excel sheet estimate, I think they are accurate now. I like the app, but would appreciate clearer explanations of what changed.

  • Great App

    by hm2anderson

    This app is GREAT for anticipating your federal income tax owed/estimated return. I love that they put the “looking at 2018” estimate on hear as well. You can see home the new tax bill will affect your bottom line next year. Please keep this app updated and free.

  • Keeps crashing - FIXED

    by Plazie

    Works like a charm now. Was able to show people how much they might be getting back from Taxes.

  • Glitch

    by Newiowan

    There is a glitch in the new TaxCaster. I can’t get pat the income input and it cuts out and won’t let you continue. Started over several times and same thing happens. Very disappointing.

  • So easy to use and accurate

    by Mattymomma

    Very easy simple questions and ease of use with little time spent!

  • Very accurate and helpful!!

    by Smedkelsch

    I already like intuit. I've used TaxCaster for years and it is very helpful to get a jump start on planning my taxes.

  • TaxCaster

    by Dschnit

    I've used this app for years to get a jump start on my taxes. Love it! Always very accurate!

  • Very good app

    by Stewartfan14rolltide

    This app is right on the money would recommend it to anyone that would like to know what their taxes look like before filing

  • Awesome

    by Nikkeronii(:

    This app gives you a great idea of what to expect before you do your taxes. It was accurate last year and super easy to use.

  • Great app

    by Moosejr222

    Easy to use

  • Right at your fingertips

    by Cruzin G

    Love it! Easy to use. Straight forward basic questions!

  • Integration with TurboTax?

    by WorldTravEngineer

    Nice little program, but I don’t understand why it’s not integrated with TurboTax. Would get 5 stars if it pulled my TurboTax prior year info as a starting point.

  • Awesome

    by YolandaGonzales5

    This is third year in a row using tax caster, very accurate, helps me and family plan for budgeting our tax returns

  • Jump start

    by ray1ray3

    Tax caster allows you to get a jump start on your tax return. Very helpful. Been using for two years now and I recommend to friends and family to use.

  • Not up to date

    by CAHammer

    When are you going to update so 2017 taxes can be estimated? My app says it’s calculating on 2016 (as of October 10, 2016).

  • A great planning tool

    by STAUN0106

    Excellent tool to forecast and make sure your deductions are on target. Allows you to "what if" your tax situation.easy to use.

  • Great App

    by Gabe543

    Gives you a good estimate of what you should expect to get back or owe back.

  • Update to 2017 tax year!

    by MAH2588

    Always works great and so close or exact. I was just looking and it still is going by 2014 tax year. When will it be updated to 2017 tax year, it's pretty far behind. Great app and always recommended it!!!

  • Deductions

    by TKaiSteggs411

    Needs more options for deductions.

  • Keep tabs on taxes

    by Beeline51

    I heard of this program online and can say it works great!

  • Great App!!!

    by Creise8

    Easy to use! Saves time! Great Results!!

  • Totally Worth It

    by Shop for food

    This is a great way to get ahead of tax planning.

  • Simple and Accurate

    by 123458484837

    I love this app it's easy to use, quarterly I update it and it gives me a idea of what my taxes will look like at the end of the year!!

  • Very Helpful, ButNo Printing

    by Hudsonoutlook

    Been a TurboTax user for decades and find TaxCaster very useful. Would appreciate the ability to save the calculations, namely the "Review" screen, as a file.

  • Great app

    by Lover Boy Jones

    I really love this app. I would recommend this app to everyone

  • Quick and easy

    by Kurzxl

    In a couple of minutes can get a good estimate for tax planning. I use it to plan distributions from my IRA and associated tax withholding.

  • Easy and accurate

    by Obarbadi

    This app works great for planning or looking at some scenarios get it

  • Great "Fore-Caster" is "Tax-Caster"

    by oceanwave123

    Nice way to see what happens to your $$$ when you make a certain amount!

  • Love the app

    by aclemena

    Will there be an update for 2017 tax year?

  • Very accurate

    by Micael.Montes

    It's very accurate perfect to plan your 2017 taxes.

  • Easy to use for simplish tax situations

    by Jaxrevenge

    Forecast your tax bill for the year the only part that is tricky is figuring out your true taxable income for the year.

  • Makes taxes easy

    by Gabbyo10

    For someone that don't know how to file

  • Simple/fast/easy

    by Riverdaddy

    Simple/fast/easy enough said

  • Very Accurate!

    by Ramya12

    This was my first time doing my taxes by myself. This app was very clear and precise. It's very easy and helpful with the tips that it has. I definitely recommend this!!

  • Great calculator

    by Santafehiker

    I love how this app allows me to get a quick estimate of taxes before the full accountant calculation.

  • Great App

    by Rocky081214

    Very easy app to use. Just plug in your estimated income and deductibles, and that's it. I'm leaving the military for a much higher paying job and this is helping me to adjust for my tax changes since I will likely owe the next tax season. Thanks

  • Excellent

    by srramse

    Easy efficient

  • Tax

    by Crazyhair2016

    I thought this was a great app. Very helpful

  • Very accurate

    by Fit for famine

    Very accurate. Easy to use. Love it.

  • great app

    by FUNKREVIEWS

    this app is easy to use and is accurate.

  • Great tax refund estimator app

    by Pilates App

    It was easy to use and helped me to get an idea of what I can expect for my refund 2016!!

  • Great!!!

    by Tc 7777777

    Easy and accurate!

  • Easy peasy!

    by Chubscout101

    Really easy and gives you a good idea of what to expect!

  • Easy breezy

    by MtownScorp

    So simple and easy. Straight to the point and you don't have to create an account! Love it!

  • Amazing

    by OnleeMee

    This app is absolutely amazing. I filed my taxes with TurboTax before using this app just to see if it would really calculate the same and it does! It was almost spot on to what my federal refund actually was just shy a few dollars.

  • It does work

    by Serg0906

    Easy and fast, if you want to know what you are getting in less than 10 minutes this is the app for you.

  • Useful app

    by KimWigginton

    Saves tons of time

  • Great app

    by Isai r

    This app has always been dead on ever since I started using this app it's always been very accurate!!!

  • Tax calculator

    by Mike$098

    I use it every year it's reliable and easy to use.

  • Easy

    by keylime29

    Accurate too

  • From 0 to Refund in 10 minutes

    by FireHawk409

    I've used this tool a couple of years in a row now to give me an estimate of my tax refund. It works great!

  • Works great

    by Helenjoshua132

    I used this last year and it was very close to what I got back at h and r block(a charge of over $250!!!) I will not be using h and r block again.

  • Cool App

    by jjplaymaker

    This is my second year using this and it is a great way for getting a pretty close idea of what your tax return will be. Very Satisfied!!!!

  • Smooth

    by _Ria_10

    Nothing to it. Put in your numbers in and zoom your refund or estimate is on target. Smooth application

  • Great estimate!

    by Shortaynhogan

    Great app to assist with an estimate for most any individual tax situation. This is great for giving clients an estimate of their tax refund/balance due AND helps to give idea of tax deductions or desired changes W-4, etc

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