Rated 2 out of 5 by mrhowie4360 IRS FORM 1116
I file a joint return. I have mutual funds and two stock that withhold foreign taxes paid. In 2014 the total amount was less than $200. The IRS allows a simply credit for joint returns where the total amount of foreign taxes paid is less than $600. This should be a simple entry on line 48 of the 1040. Turbotax makes you go though all sorts of hoops with the Form 1116, which should not be necessary, to get is simple tax credit. It causes me issues every year!
March 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by WebRock Home Office Problem STILL Remains
(1) Make it simpler to use the program for entering home office expenses as compared to the prior year. The intro to this section had me flumoxed, so I had to return to the section to get the benefit of my H.O. Deductions for biz use.
(2) Review & Update the Turbo Tax instructions for use of the Home Office deduction.
Other updates you've made are great, ESPECIALLY elimination of dates of charitable donations. That program element was ridiculous
April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PapaBear20 Tax filing made " easy-peazy " !!!!
TurboTax Home and Business made filing my taxes a "breeze" this year !!
I love the easy-to-follw directions when asked to do each step - and thorough as well.
Can't believe how simple it is to file with your state-of-the-art software versus doing it by hand - !!!
I also really like the feature that you will guarantee that the rerun is 100% accurate ! Terrific !
Thank you so very much !!!
I will only use TurboTax software for all future tax-filing !!! : ))))
March 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jotum Might not use again
I have used TurboTax for over 12 years and have found it to be very easy to use and accurately covers all needed situations. However for my needs what would have been covered in the past with a basic package without the state form (costing about $40) no required me to upgrade several levels and purchase the Home and Business package (costing about $90 - and giving me a state form which is not needed in TN). I will be looking hard at other vendors next year.
February 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by SBNoah Turbo Tax 2014
The vast majority of the program worked well after discovering I needed to upgrade my product despite having used exactly the same product for the past 15 years.
The foreign tax section was unbelievably frustrating as the walk through version did not work properly. After picking one broker for a given stock that broker disappeared and I couldn't get back to it for another stock from another country. Ultimately I had to fill in the form using the Forms version.
April 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mudpie7 slow if you need step by step
Deluxe was easier to use. I found errors I made which the program did not detect. Difficult to figure out exactly what forms sent electronically to IRS. Could not easily and simply print final return without also printing instructions, estimated payment forms, supplemental pages not to be filed, etc.
Could not print one sheet summarizing dividends so I could easily cross check and correct entries.
Maryland state form lacked explanations or help in completing
April 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlueScorpian 2014 Tax Year
I’ve been using Turbo Tax for a number of over 10 years know. I used to go to a free Tax preparers at my local library and one year I noticed what they had been using on their computers and low and behold it was Turbo Tax. Since I am technically savvy, I bought it the following year and never looked back! It’s been a great product and have trusted it to help me understand what forms were needed as my returns became more complicated over the years.
April 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ZCES1 Pros - Easy to use - feel sure that arithmetic on return is correct. Guidance gets easier to understand every year.
Cons - Sometimes questions that the software asks do not correspond with the information provided by 1099 issuers. In those instances you have to guess -hope I guessed right!
Many oil royalty payers deduct some charges from royalty payments. The IRS forms have a place for this -"Other". There is no "Other" blank on the TT royalty questionnaire
February 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by sgugler Home & Business edition no benefit to SMLLC
The "Home & Business" edition was no better than "Deluxe". Though it promised everything a Single-Member LLC (SMLLC) would need, it offered no advantage over just printing the official California PDF forms. eFile is now required by law, but I had to request a waiver since TurboTax only supported print-and-mail. There wasn't even any useful help or explanation for the fields of this form, I had to read the government instructions and fill it all by hand anyway.
April 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tom1968 Hidden Charges
My wife has business expenses associated with her direct sales business. These were able to be deducted in the 2013 Deluxe edition of TurboTax. We purchased the 2014 Deluxe edition, then found out we had to upgrade to be able to handle her business expenses. In addition the state e-file charge has increased from $19.95 to $24.95. Very disappointing that we have incurred hidden charges from TurboTax. We may look to change our tax software next year as a result.
April 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 8295BA Printing Glitches?
All print capabilities appear to default to one's tax return(s). I'd wanted to print a synopsis page. NOPE.
At the bottom of this review Turbo Tax (TT) says I agree to your Terms & Conditions. Clicking on that T&C, it's NOT printable, why not? One should be able to know what they're agreeing to.
I'd used the File, Print & up came my return, not the page(s) I wanted to print.
I even used the cursor to cover all the info on a page & then clicked on copy, nope.
April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Toeshoes8 Love It!
We've used Turbo Tax for our personal return for years and we've have never had a problem! It gets simpler to use each year and also has more added forms & features! We owned a corporation for many years and paid an accountant to file the corporate return. I was always able to do our personal return using Turbo Tax. This is the first year NOT hiring an accountant and doing the entire return in Turbo Tax, including depreciation! Truly simple enough for everyone!
October 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by StuMarks Complex Taxes are Beyond What Consumers Can Handle
Several of the instructions seemed to assume prior knowledge of processes of which we knew nothing about.
After following all of the instructions for each section as best we could, the software "found" 21 errors, many of which we could not fix without completely filling out whole sections again, but with different values which would have been inaccurate.
I will no longer use TurboTax. I will hire a professional form now on. I don't trust TurboTax any more.
April 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Addidaisy Love Turbo Tax - Been using it for years!
I love Turbo Tax. I am confident that I am filing the correct forms and am getting my maximum deductions and refunds with Turbo Tax's software. It asks me questions that enables me to get the right paperwork and information to file! Once I sat down with my paperwork, it took me about an hour to finish my return! With E-filing, I am assured the quickest filing status and receive my refund in the shortest time possible. Makes Tax season easy, and less stressful.
March 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SuzieC Easy to Use Product
I have used Turbo Tax Personal and Small Business since 1999 when my husband started his own private law practice . Today, I have a small in-home business and we have a rental property and Turbo Tax still fits our needs. I find it very easy to use and the program walks you step-by-step through the tax return and completes all of the necessary schedules and forms required for your return. I would definitely recommend it and find it to be very reasonably priced.
April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric111 Complicated Return, Easy Preparation
My return this year included my first full year of retirement (including retirement pay to an ex-wife), an overseas move, a home purchase, a new business, and new medical expenses. TurboTax handled all of this without a hitch. Great job. Occasionally, when I wanted to change just one number, I would have to go through the entire question chain and answer all preceding questions again, before I could get to what I wanted to amend, but not a huge inconvenience.
April 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by dispointed301 could have been better
I have use turbo tax for many years. But I dislike 2014 turbo tax the least of all of them. I like to mail my return with what i owe. This year it is hard to print out to mail You hit print as in past years and instead of sending it to the printer it saves a copy. You have to print a copy to preview to get it to print a copy to mail. I dislike this copy of turbo tax very much next year i may try another program. It seems to get harder to use instead of easier.
April 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by jacfoy Not the Best for Special Details
Did not like the difficulty of entering home office expenses. No easy place to enter expenses like paper, ink, office supplies, etc.
Difficult to relate entries to actual form used and location on forms.
Purchased the more expensive business addition because we are online teachers, coverage was worse with this edition of TurboTax than with previous editions. I am thinking of trying HR Block next time. Not real happy with this current and more expensive edition.
April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by notyournickname Great product, as usual
I've been a TurboTax user for 20+ years, but the big price increase this year initially scared me off. I really did not want to change tax software, so I called Intuit to see if they could help. Not only was the representative friendly and professional, she also offered to send me the product I needed at a more reasonable price. It arrived 2 days later. I am very satisfied this year and hope to remain a happy TurboTax user for many years to come. Thanks Intuit.
March 31, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Circlep Always works for me.
I have used TurboTax for many years now and it's always worked fine for me. I love the step by step instructions and the help is also very good for me.
However, I don't like the fact that we were forced to use the more expensive business version to file our Farm Income schedule. If it hadn't been for you letting us upgrade the Deluxe version for free, I probably would have used a different vendor for my software and if it is like that next year, I probably will.
February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dawn1968 Makes filing easier!
All you have to do is supply the information when asked, and Turbo Tax fills them into the correct spots on your return. Turbo Tax has greatly improved the navigation for me being able to input my husbands side contract business. The main issue I have is if I start a return, close out of it, then return later to finish, it doesn't return to the spot that I ended with. it goes all the way to the beginning, then I have to tab thru to get to the section I left off.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarlosL Wouldn't file my taxes any other way
I have been filing my taxes using TurboTax for a number of years. It facilitates the process so much I can't even think of doing it any other way. It is flexible, detailed, well-supported, and adaptable to my changing personal and business situations.
Things I like the most: Transfers from last year's return (makes everything so easy); step-by-step process; the reviews and suggestions; e-filing, audit protection. I could go on.
Best tax program I have used.
June 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by tomklu1 Good & Bad
Most of the tax program is understandable as to what it is doing.
I don't feel the same about the AMT and Business Income. I still had to ask a CPA on those. The deluxe edition does not seem to give the explanation detail it used to and the premium editions that you are forced to buy are not much better. I am disappointed in the road Turbo Tax is going down by forcing you to buy an upgrade for simple capital gains and overall quality of the product to the user.
March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sdawns12 Easy and efficient
I have been using Turbo Tax to file my taxes for over 5 years and I have no complaints. The software has always been very user friendly and I understood everything that we were doing, the help explanations are written for quick and easy comprehension of each step. I don't always get refunds, that is the nature of contract work, but I have always felt that with Turbo Tax I have been able to maximize deductions etc. I will continue to use and recommend TurboTax.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by caseygirl After working for H +r BLOCK FOR 27 yrs, I started doing some taxes on my own and used the much applauded HRB software.
I then decided to give Turbo Tax a try, and I have been using it
ever since . I worked with the Vita program and IRS sent me a computer with Tax Cut, which I used half of the tax season+ then
sent it back to them....and went back to using Turbo Tax for my volunteer work as well as my own family and friends. I have yet to see a better product.
February 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tios 4 stars because 5 would mean I didn't need it...
I have used the home and business version of this product for several years. It has been my go-to tax prep software for 10 years. I'm comfortable with the interface, which has improved over time. I didn't even have to go into the help menu this year. Turbotax asks me about expenses I would have forgotten, which lowers my overall tax. My history with the program means the mundane "who are you" stuff is filled in already. I'll be using turbotax next year as well.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gohabe TurboTax is all you need for an LLC
TurboTax works well for complicated self-employment / LLC taxes (I had used a tax preparer in the past, but see no advantage). BUT you still need to carefully track and classify all sources of income and expenses -- you need to be ensure all inputs are correct. It's worth reviewing the step-by-step TurboTax questions a couple of times to be sure you agree with your choices, yet everything is listed out for you, so it's easy to review and submit with confidence.
March 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PanosV Turbotax 2014 superior to Turbotax 2013
From the start, one gets the impression of a program that takes the user's needs seriously. Moving from step to step is a breeze. Complicated subjects are dealt with in adequate depth.
At some point I had to call support. The technician was polite, very attentive and helpful. He helped me solve the problem, which was one of my typing in an incorrect address.
Overall, I dare say that doing the taxes this year was made a pleasant task, thanks to the Turbotax 2014.
February 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by tech719 taxes made easy
love turbo tax but some of the directions need improvements and an easier way to back out of or change a mistake instead of continually pushing you to finish wth information concerning that paticular item especially in the review when it took me to a section that i filled out last year in error and had to send in an amended return.when filling out turbo tax this year it never asked me about it untill it did the review check and i could not ignore it or delete it.
March 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by cal101 Easy way to step through the gruesome tax task.
You'll love the flexibility of organizing all your information electronically. I used to go through all the paperwork and chore of organizing tax information on paper to get it ready for a tax preparation service that seemed like they kept charging more and more every year for not so great service and results.
Started using Turbo in 2011 and it has been a very convenient way to take care of the wonderful obligation of being a good citizen and filing tax returns.
February 28, 2015