TurboTax Kicks Off Tax Filing Season Early

San Diego-based TurboTax, the online tax preparation software provider which is part of Intuit, said Tuesday that it has opened up its service for the coming tax filing season. TurboTax said it is again offering up free tax filing for most 1040A and 1040EZ returns. TurboTax said almost five million taxpayers took advantage of the free service last year to file their taxes. The company is opening up its service very early this year; last year, TurboTax did not open up the doors on the service until January.