Rated 4 out of 5 by grnfld45 2014 Turbo Tax Review
It is very difficult to go back to a point where an input error cause the process to return an unexpected result. Also, there is confusion on which version of Turbo Tax to use. In the past, Deluxe handled all my needs. When I received an email telling me it wouldn't handle my rental property, I was told to purchase Premier. During my entry process, I kept getting errors. Finally I got a message to download a free version of Home and Business. Once that downloaded, every went smooth and fast. I wish that information had been provided upfront.
April 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by ksmba Fewer interview questions but a bigger pain
The process was bigger hassle this year. I was force to upgrade to business version when basic would do in the past. Nothing about my tax filing status changed, but Intiut decided to unbundle the investment property and schedule C form I needed and remove from basic version. I didn't realize Schedule C wasn't included in the Premier version until was nearly ready to file. I could not easily upgrade to needed version online and needed to call support. I got call back 3 hours later. I later completed online help form & got assistance right away
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by payer1234567890 Dissapointed
I am dissapointed with the 2014 changes that require the most expensive version to complete two common Schedules which were previously provided with the Deluxe Version. The result is that the Deluxe version is now the Basic Version. This year, I assume because everyone was so surprised by the change, Turbo Tax did provide free upgrades needed to complete Schedule D and Schedule C. Next year I assume that my cost will be double over previous years for the ability to complete the two forms. This may cause me to rethink the benefits of Turbo Tax
April 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ChillHill Investment Property Problems
I have now entered two new investment properties into TurboTax (one in each 2012 and 2013) and I do not find it well organized. All of the expenses of the acquisition do not show up in the initial setup screen. In order to get all of the costs of the loan for the property I have to go to the refinancing section. Most investment property acquisitions are financed and the all of the costs of the acquisition should be in one place.
Currently I am having troubles where it will not print a form 4562 for one of my rentals. what can I do about that?
April 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cgobigdaddy Consistently Good!
I have been using Turbo Tax for more than 15 years. Always a good, reliable product. User-friendly and accurate. Am not pleased that I will have to pay more next year in order to get the forms I need included in the program (I own a small business that I operate from my home). Prior year's info did not seem to transfer, so I filled in "missing" business info only to find it duplicated several screens later. Had to go back and delete quite a few entries that had been duplicated. Even with this setback, taxes were completed in a timely fashion.
April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by IAMTHEWINNER And The Winner Is!!!!!!
Away we go for the deadline, April 15th! Turbo Tax is one of the greatest, informative, multi-optional screen traveling tax program there is on the market!
Turbo Tax makes each line easy to input information on each screen. Any doubt as what to input? Fear not, there are several options to find a solution: Click on help, ask your question and up pops questions asked similar to yours, submit your own question, get directed to another informational site, and you can even get live help!
Print out your own copy, mail or e-file! You have a choice!
April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeM20 Keeps Getting Better!
I've used TurboTax for many years now, and they are continually improving it. How? By helping you identify all the items (including savings!) that you need to minimize your taxes and do an accurate job. I have a business, so have used the Home & Business version. Really makes the job as painless as can be.
One example - all the data and categories from last year's forms are pre-filled when you open the next year's forms. (Of course, you can always change things that are differenr.)
Tax time is never fun. But TurboTax sure helps cut the stress!
February 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cleethorpes Returning User
Had not filed taxes by myself since 2007 tax year, was an expat and used major accounting firms. Found the system to be pretty forgiving. Primary shortcoming was an inability to add a form that was not in the package. I will file an amendment to complete this. Found it difficult to find the help phone number, but once I got it the call back service was excellent. I had not shutdown my firewall and my return would not transmit. An obvious error, but Intuit could improve the error message and help so that I (not a computer genius) could find it.
February 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JorjaF TurboTax 2014 Experience
Once again I really appreciated all my prior year tax information automatically "dumping" into this year's return. The updates seemed to load faster this year. The step-by-step process of entering information went smoothly, and I liked how easy it was when reviewing the forms to go to the actual worksheet or form.
Like many people, I was extremely disappointed in the way TurboTax repackaged its product this year. However, the company did seem to try to reach out to its customers and make things right...especially if one took the time to call.
February 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CarlP Started with Macintax in 1988
Overall still a great product. I didn't like the fact that I had to keep upgrading. Have investments, need an upgrade. Need to file a schedule C, need and upgrade. They were free for me this year, but I was warned I'll to buy next year.
I started my return using the interview process a few weeks ago. I quit and returned today. It didn't remember where I left off and I had to start from the beginning.
I transfered data from last years return which included investments and a schedule C. It should have known I needed to do them again this year.
March 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jeffdenman user friendly
i have used TurboTax for several years. I love that it transfers my previous year to the current year.
I used another product ONE year and was immensely frustrated as I tried to maneuver from one area to another. TurboTax is as user friendly as anyone could ever expect!!!!
My only wish, is that I could choose the "married filing separately" option, at the very end of my return and TurboTax would survey my info. and detect which option would be most beneficial to me. I do not want to spend several more hours completing another return
April 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sujroh Could be better
Maybe I don't know how to use some navigation tool but it is very irritating to have to go through many of the same questions over again to get back to a particular page to add an expense, for example, of a property that I previously worked on. Also we get 1099-MISC forms from rental assistance programs and property management company that only provide one form and one $ amount for several properties. The associated property list is a bullet item list instead of a checklist; we cannot choose all properties associated with the single 1099-MISC.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SDTCHR Done - whew!
The program is easy for even us tax-ignorant folks to use. I appreciate that it walks me through all steps and possible deductions. It also offers options of letting users pick and choose if they prefer. I used some of the drop-down explanations for items, and learned about some things that will change how I handle certain financial items next year. An important one was the information that if I pay for my IRA management bills myself, I can deduct them, but if I have the bill deducted from my IRA account, the fee is not deductible. Interesting!
April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by justus0614 Awesome! but....
turbo tax is fantastic!! Ive used it for the last 2 years! Aways been wonderful and I am sure this is more of IRS issue then turbotax's however entering the information for K-1's this year was WAY more confusing and difficult then last years!! However, The customer service at TurboTax can't be beat! The gentleman who stayed on the line with me was great! Very patient and very kind and EXTEMELY helpful!! I cant say enough good things about my experience.... but if you could make the K-1 entries a little easier next year would be awesome!! Thanks
April 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrLeel Good product that can always be better
It is a consistently good product getting better each year. this year i found the its-deductible charity app integration not so great still. the product doesn't replace what was done in the previous year, just adds duplicate items. by far the most time consuming event. that and the poor instructions and usage of 1009-r reporting took up most of my time. My wish list includes better handling of selling business assets and instructions where the state tax forms are in use. Maybe next year they will improve itsdeductable integration and processing.
March 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by dmarty51 2014 formatting
I have never been so confused and confounded by the apparently new formatting. I have many doubts that my Federal return was filed correctly but no way to be certain. When I decided to file my state return myself, it came back to me as incomplete--refile. I am unable to generate a coherent form from Turbotax for state, which must also include a Federal copy. I cannot print readable copies for my own files. Turbotax, why did you do this? I was very happy the last five years with your product but will not purchase it again. I am lost and dismayed.
April 3, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by PatD222 Not worth the extra $$$
I have used basic Turbo Tax for years - with a farm and small business - with no problems. Can't say the same for Turbo Tax Personal and Small Business. It's 4/9 and you would think the snafus would be fixed by now - but NO. Info transferred to the State return was wrong. Trying to ACH to pay State taxes due tells me that I'm trying to use a foreign bank account. Uh - NO. The whole program was very difficult to use this year and I probably won't buy it again. I dread moving all the depreciated equipment to a new program but will do it next year.
April 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by LagunaPete Turbo for Mac 2015
Iv'e used TTax many years and was pleased until TurboTax for Mac 2015. Has some serious bug: not all data transfers from Fed to state forms resulting in a sate tax liability one hundred times greater than the Fed, an obvious flag that was not caught by TTax. I've used QuickBooks and just switched to Quicken thinking there would be fewer problems using the same developer's programs but, there are still some bugs that need squashing in both current versions. If those corrections are made TTax would get four or five stars; until then its TWO STARS.
April 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dick7525 Review of TurboTax Deluxe
I have been using TurboTax Deluxe for over twenty years and was very displeased to find out the package was changed for basic forms like C, D and K. I applaud management for correcting a major blunder and look forward to seeing TurboTax deluxe the same content as it has been for years, next year!
Areas that could be better.
Eliminate auto unchecking needed boxes after completion when one reviews.
Make state input forms so one can go back and select only the item they want to look at when reviewing. Starting at the first step is non-productive.
February 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by danmdks Like it
This has been a stable, relatively reliable product for many years. It imports information from last year's return and really makes things easy, like personal data, depreciation, etc.
I do not like the fact that Intuit is pressuring customers to store their data on the cloud. Current events and experiences of other corporations suggest this is not as secure as it should be (yet).
E-file has been glitchy several years, including this year. State e-file is expensive and getting more so.
I would recommend the product for it's overall ease of use.
March 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by plslogan This is the first year I've had a problem with Turbo Tax. I didn't realize we had been bumped up a few tax brackets and needed forms we have not used before. I had downloaded Deluxe and needed Home & Business. I called Turbo Tax and they upgraded me with no problems. Ramero even stayed on the phone with me until I was sure it was all working. Turbo Tax is GREAT even for dummies like me... It asked the right questions for me to find the information I need. I still had to pay taxes, but Turbo made it easier to get the right info in the right place.
April 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by jeepsinnc More Confusing Than Before
Flavors of TurboTax have become like to cereal or cookie aisle...way too many. Previously, one could have confidence in buying just one product. This year was different. First there were concerns about hacked TT files and fake returns filed. Then there was the mixup about which version to buy. After I thoughtfully purchased "deluxe" I was still asked to keep upgrading to more complete versions. Fortunately, no charge. The whole idea behind TT originally was KISS. Intuit has now moved beyond that, and value to the customer depreciates as a result.
April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Y318Worker TAX PREPARATION MADE EASY
I paid a CPA to do my taxes for years. My tax situation includes a very small business. After annual tax preparation fees upward of $500 for an hours service, (I'm not making that kind of income), I decided, enough! Purchased my first Turbo Tax in 2014 and the rest is history. I was surprised how easy it was. Took me 5 hours the first taxes, 3 hours to prepare 2014 taxes. Any questions I had were available via Q&A resources that Turbo Tax provides. I've yet not to find an answer to my questions. Turbo Tax, thanks for helping out the working folks!
March 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nithuigim TruboTax Personal & Small Business
Easy to use. Nice to have last years info brought in. The W2 import didn't work, for about the fifth year in a row. Nice to be able to download the state tax, but to have to pay almost $30.00 to file the return on top of the almost $90.00 to buy the product is steep, and something i will have to consider when purchasing next year. And of course, the increase in price to get the same capability as last year has been covered a lot. Even made the national news. Until now it has been an automatic choice: taxes = turbo tax. Next year, not so automatic.
April 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Grant543219 Struggled to Finish
Generally, I buy it each year so I must love to hate it. There's often an obvious error so you have to watch closely. This year it showed I was not a US resident so I wasn't eligible for certain State deductions even though I was a citizen on my Fed form. I also needed to fight the software for an extra hour to find a way to enter SE payments where I was required to calculate percentages of amount previously entered. Questions on many subjects I searched in the web FAQ, were unanswered after months of customer queries. Cant wait till next year : )
April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimBigMo Excellent as Always
I am self employed and purchased what I thought would be the same as the Deluxe version in prior years. Then I learned that it did not include preparation of Schedule C. I was greatly relieved when it gave me the opportunity to download the Home and Business version at no additional cost.
It steps you through everything with great examples and help for each topic as you go. If you keep good records it can be done quickly and smoothly and far more economically than paying a tax preparation firm.
The free Federal e-file caps off a great experience!!
April 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by tuckermarriott 2014 Taxes
The Turbotax software is easy to navigate. However the expenses continually add up. The cost of the program is not the part that is hard to swallow. The cost to file electronically for the State, the cost of Audit Defense (which is typically covered under a CPA cost), this and that.... There is also online advertising which makes it appear cheaper to do your taxes online, but when you look at the fees it is far cheaper to download the software. I would prefer a program that the expenses are lined out, and that there are no "leading" advertisements.
March 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by NanaSC Made the Painful more Agonizing
Have used Turbo Tax for 4 years.
Started off normal then hit a few bumps.
The its deductible account I created last year, did not save any of the charities used. Had to re-enter all of them.
Why did you demand information about my health insurance status?
I used my free state e-file and you still charges me 20 dollars to e-file. Really ended on a sour note...
Making a tax service look more attractive now. After spending 100 dollars for the 2014 software and 20 dollars to file plus 2-3 hours time, I believe it would be cheaper to work with them.
March 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CDUB14 Years of Turbo Tax Use
Overall I find the product to work extremely well for most purposes. However this year, I sold a rental property that I owned jointly with a friend. The results of the sale on her return were different than my return. Since I have a number of years of tax experience, I loaded her data on my system, and tried to start from scratch. In the end I found myself entering data on the worksheets to get the results I believed were correct. I think it had to do with the free upgrade process. For whatever reason my upgraded to higher version than her upgrade.
April 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by NotAveUser How TT Can Improve
Nice that someone answers the phone in a reasonable amount of time so close to tax time. The second person I spoke with was very helpful and her solution worked.
It would be nice to be able to just enter info on the tax forms and then let TT do a review and error check instead of having to go through the interview.
I have used TT for over 15 and I know what to do and where everything goes. I did appreciate the Healthcare section very much.
I will likely continue to use TT, but PLEASE make it easier for those of us who know what to do.
April 9, 2015