SAN DIEGO – Oct. 28, 2010 – TurboTax® maker Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) announced today the availability of its first app for Windows Phone 7 in conjunction with Microsoft’s annual Professional Developers Conference. TaxCaster provides consumers with a quick estimate of their federal tax refund or money owed.
TaxCaster builds on the momentum of Intuit’s innovative, multi-platform suite of mobile offerings for consumers and small businesses. The company expects to introduce several new Windows Phone 7 apps in the coming months.
In today’s keynote at PDC10, Microsoft showcased TaxCaster, highlighting how the app extends Windows Phone 7’s design elements to create an easy, engaging user interface.
“Windows Phone 7 is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps that take advantage of the phone’s unique features and design,” said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. “TaxCaster from TurboTax is a great example of the kind of rich applications that people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace to get the most out of their phone.”
“When Microsoft approached us about Windows Phone 7, we welcomed the opportunity to reach more consumers and to create a unique mobile experience on Microsoft’s platform,” said Murthy Pidaparthi, development manager for TurboTax. “TaxCaster for Windows Phone 7 expands our mobile offerings, adding a new platform for open innovation.”
TaxCaster is expected to be available for free download to Windows Phone 7 users in the U.S. on Nov. 8.
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About Intuit Inc.
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 $3.5 billion in its fiscal year 2010. The company has approximately 7,700 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at http://www.intuit.com.