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TurboTax Home & Business is tax preparation software that handles self-employment taxes and personal income taxes in one product. Maximize your tax deductions with TurboTax. Choose Easy.

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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13159 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Forced to upgrade I've done my taxes on turbo tax since the beginning. This is the first year I've been forced to upgrade. I've always had access to the forms for a simple rental and small business...but this year, I was forced upgrade to premier....and then forced to upgrade again to home and business version. I shouldn't have to upgrade for something that's been included in previous versions. Besides being forced to upgrade, everything went pretty smooth. One issue is a 1099-S...Turbo Tax only gave the option to fill out a 1099-B, so I had to improvise April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Multiple income sources made easy 2014 was a difficult year and the taxes were complicated. I was out of work for 3/4 of the year, on unemployment for 1/3rd of the year, had a on-call "self employed" position that yielded about 3 weeks of work that turned into a very brief casual staff position before finally landing a full time job in the last quarter. I also went to school part time for one semester to obtain a much needed skill for the job I landed. I was seriously dreading doing my taxes, but TurboTax made doing them straight forward and easy. Thank you TurboTax!!!!! April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 20+ years of TT The federal income tax system has become 'over the top' for the average tax payer......thank you TT for sheltering me from this barrage of nomenclature that has no relativity in my world. Your prompts, examples, and checks and balances are crucial to getting thru this burdensome task of taxes. #I never thought a Roth IRA could be so complicated, until I printed your rules and example--whew# Keep up the good work and maintain your current level of support and and representation for those of us who aren't #and don't want to be# accountants April 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TTax Home and Business Review The end result was achieved. We finished and filed our taxes. This year seemed to be a bit more difficult to complete the process. Entries that I believed were completed such as on forms 1099-R ended up to be incomplete in the final review cycle. I hope that the numerical entries remained unchanged. I was disappointed by Intuit for the price I paid for because Intuit did not offer all the features on lesser versions. I purchased my copy early and, as it turned out, paid a premium that Intuit eventually reduced the price for. Oh well !!! March 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pretty good but two caveats I had a book self-published and was sent a 1099-Misc form from sales. Turbo Tax incorrectly forces you to generate a Schedule C as if this were a business when in fact it is a hobby and should have the option of entering under Miscellaneous Income (clearly stated in Turbo's own "read more" button). Also, I was never prompted to enter my health insurance premiums under medical expenses even though they are deductible in the amount exceeding 2% of AGI, which they do in my case. I had to pick the edit button under that category to enter it. February 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Questionable, tiresome, and worrying. The program itself is OK. It has changed over the years and does not seem as "friendly" as it used to be. It use to ask a lot more questions to determine what you need to do and how to file, what forms might be needed, or suggestions to change how you look at things and make the filing more targeted to what your situation needs to be. All of that seems to be gone. Because I have had to make all of this "unaided", I am no longer sure if I have done it all correctly, or if there was a way I could have done it better, and perhaps paid less. April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Premium is great as usual As usual Premium handles everything well for the variety of investment activity. What I did not like this year was having to upgrade to Home & Business to enter my wife's self-employed business numbers. Her business is self-employed cosmetologist. She has Gross Sales, Supplies, Rent, Insurance and Supplies only. In the past 7 years, I was able to enter her tax info in Premium. Now Intuit, forces you to upgrade from Premium to Home & Business to enter any business info. Well, she retired in 2014, so I'll put up with an upgrade for 1 year. April 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by lots of questions It feels like you go in circles and put in the same information more than once. specifically schedule c, itemized deductions, job expenses - each asked about my car...why? shouldn't it have populated where it needed to be? Secondly, depreciation is truly not easy to determine, add to that form 8824 which populated after I mentioned I replaced a car. Very difficult to navigate this year. I'm really concerned that my turbo tax is not as accurate as it should be, there aren't any mistakes, but that doesn't mean it's correct. Hence my concern April 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by fine product mostly, but don't get divorce … and will then prevent you from filing your returns because there are mistakes in worksheets concerning for your ex-spouse. Sadly divorces are common, and as such, they should be a high-priority use case for your software developers. Why does the software not provide a transition path from year n to year n+1 for a divorced couple with a few short questions? I cannot imagine this kind of software to hard to add to the product, especially because it could rely on an interactive mode, querying the user for additional information as needed. March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maximum refunds Easy to use options. Either turbo tax will walk you through step by step or you can do and select everything on your own. Performs scans for errors and checks for audit likely hood. It will enter information automatically from previous years, if turbo tax was used, and go out to get information through the internet if available, like W2 or 1099. It would be nice if the scenarios it performs in the background could be seen to better understand for future years. Or have a what if scenarios available to understand affects on the bottom line. March 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by You're your best advocate, don't leave it up to TT Double-entry of 1099-MISC under both business and personal sections cause a lot of confusion, wasted time, and could have resulted in incorrect numbers had I not been paying close attention. The TurboTax description of use tax as being required on purchases that didn't specifically incur my state's sales tax indicated that other states' sales tax was inadequate. I nearly included all out-of-state purchases (taxed and untaxed) before checking directly with my state's tax requirements to confirm that only untaxed purchases incurred use tax. April 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Refund in a jiffy TurboTax is easy to use no matter your educational level. The questions are simple and the designed algorithm puts the answers in the correct place. TurboTax will automatically upgrade you to the proper product if you have started your return but could use a different version (deluex or premier). TurboTax lets you purchase additional states if needed from within the program while you are in the process of entering your information You cant lose with TurboTax! I have been using TurboTax for years and years and it just gets easier each time. March 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy And Speedy Returns I have completed several returns using the online filing process for 10 years now. This year I purchased the desktop version and used it along with the online one. It is so easy to use that I showed my daughter once, and she is now completing her own returns with no assistance. And I love that it can transfer data (W-2s and tax returns) from other sources into the current tax return, cutting down on the time required for completion. I have used software from other companies but this is by far the easiest! I wouldn't trade it for the world! February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Still A Satisfied Customer I've used Turbo Tax from its beginnings, and it remains the easy to use, affordable solution for doing and filing your taxes. I'm glad they owned up to the mistake they made this year in their offerings, and I hope they've learned a valuable lesson. I know I just one of many loyal customers, but one doesn't remain loyal unless the product make that loyalty a good decision. At different and simultaneous times I've been a salaried employee, a contractor, and a small business owner. Turbo Tax has handled all of those situations without issue. February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally got the program right! This is the first year, (I have been using for over 15 years) that the program did not identify an error without the proper explanation. In the past, I have always had to research some of the errors or section of the tax form that it would jump to. Now I can recommend it to my "average" friends that do not understand or are intimidated by Tax software. At the end of the process, it is offered to become a TurboTax advantage member. It would be Most helpful to add to the offer, " IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A MEMBER YOU DO NOT HAVE TO JOIN AGAIN! February 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by 2014 Tax Review I ran into problems putting individual 1099 Misc forms for Royalty income using H&R Block the last years. Switched to Turbo Tax in hopes for better function. The input of most data into Turbo Tax is generally good, better than H&R Block. However, I ran into a similar problem with IRS Sched. E. Turbo Tax takes LLC Form K-1 very well, but also fails on individual 1099 Misc for Royalty income. It is completely opaque on correctly accepting that data. It appears Sched. E is the correct place for Royalty income, but there is no apparent access. April 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy Turbo I've been using Turbo Tax since 1987 and it seemed to get a little easier and smoother each year. The only problem I had this year is that when I needed to make a correction when the review showed a missing amount on a worksheet, a small remark stating "make any corrections that may be needed by going back through the question phase rather that override it here in review." That would have saved me several minutes. Also, it would be great to have that "What If" worksheet back as it was the handiest sheet to use to get prepared for next year. April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pleased After reading some reviews I nearly chose another software. after much thought I went with Turbo Tax as I have for many years. I was pleased with the simple navigation and familiar content. The one drawback that concerns me is the promotional content which seems to rely on ones desire to get through the program and overlook one of the highlighted choices leading to additional cost and at times what seemed like unnecessary divulgence of personal info. I will continue with Turbo Tax Home & Business until I feel it is no longer a viable value. April 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Turbo Tax Deluxe The pros and cons pretty much say it all. I was very surprised by the changes as was almost everyone else. I Even went to do mine on H&R Block online. Your offer to upgrade online for $ 30.00. and then file for a $25.00 refund was meaningless. Your final move to provide the free Business upgrade for free online should have been done immediately. I am a big fan and have recommended Turbo Tax to a lot of friends. I will look at your software description closely next year before I make my purchase I hope I will be using your product next year. April 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Saves me $ Have used Turbo Tax for many years and really have no complaints. It loads fine on my rather old PC so that is good. And having it pull all my old data is great because I sure wouldn't know what to pull myself! I just wish I could go back and change just one or two items without having to go thru the entire section all over again - especially in the home office deduction and the business expenses relating to your automobile. Other than that I will keep using Turbo Tax until I get so big with my business that I will need a real accountant! April 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by i'm glad to see Intuit did the right thing addressing the issues about their product pricing. That's why I did not switch providers.. It will be interesting to see how you price products next year. Not sure what version you have include schedules C, D and E in. Perhaps you go back to including them in Deluxe, but put certain limits. For example, for schedule C - if you have revenue less than "X' $'s… For schedule D - if you have less that 20 trades…. or something like that…….. If you exceed the limits, then you would be required to "buy up" February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Always Easy to Complete For years I used Turbo Tax and I am very pleased to be a returning client. I used an accountant when I was married and never understood the value; same results. I filed the last weekend in March 2015 for the 2014 tax year. I noted a few updates listed as recent as mid-March. I do not know if they would impact the majority of users who completed their returns sooner in the year? Thank you Intuit Team for your continued hard work and dedication to making tax filing a simple and routine annual task. PS - Thank you for asking my opinion too! March 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Turbo Tax - 25th year I have been using Turbo Tax since 1989. It is the best software out there. That doesn't mean it couldn't be better. The interview is fine, but a streamlined version for long time users would be nice. It annoys me to have to click "NoThanks" multiple times. When I go back to change or add a number, particularly in Sched C I have to jump through all the hoops again. I was not directly involved with the missing schedule fiasco. But it would appear that you have succombed to the Microsoft disease which has them knowing and deciding what I want. April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Up to date on the tax law! I have trusted Turbotax since 1993, and it has certainly helped me report to the taxing authorities the most accurate disclosure of all my earnings, credits, and liabilities. I have had great confidence and trust that if I answer all the questions truthfully, I will have done my income tax returns correctly for both Federal and State purposes. When I finish my taxes, I review them and with more than 95% confidence, I know the Turbotax program helped me get it right. I highly recommend it to everyone who wants to get it right the first time. April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PAGE NUMBERS If there is any way you can make an index of how to quickly get to the page you need that would be awesome. Example: the tabs start with personal, business, etc. Please make an index or table of contents for users to refer to when they need to add information to a category which they did not have readily available when going thru the interview. If you could number each page that would be even better. Example: for the business expenses, there are several categories as you advance thru the interview. Please find a way to number those pages. April 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Make it better for clergy Please specify where to include the clergy housing allowance for those who do no receive a W-2 form. In some cases the entire pay for a minister consists of the Housing Allowance. Thus, there is no W-2. I was able to place the Housing Allowance in the additional income entry in Schedule SE, but it took some guidance from my daughter who is a CPA. Currently it appears that the Home/Business TT will only calculate the HA amount from the additional income line in SCH SE. The earlier Deluxe version I used identified where to place the HA. Thanks January 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Needs Improvement After reviewing the returns an Error was found but no guidance was provided to resolve the errors. I have to research the solution which took a long time and effort (probably avoidable) . The error was that the code was missing in 1099-B Worksheet form on box 1f (on official IRS Form). The software should have populated it appropriately. To be able to do this correctly the software should have asked appropriate questions to the user like me. Such errors without elaborate guidance is not excusable in a relatively expensive Turbotax software. April 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 5 out of 5 by 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 3 out of 5 by 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
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