Rated 4 out of 5 by Bob1433 Generally, I very much liked Turbo Tax this year. I appreciate the option of being guided through everything or picking and choosing myself what to complete.
A few opportunities for improvement. I bought a second home in 2014, but didn't find that addressed in any questions posed in the interview process. Consequently, I had a couple of difficulties entering information about the new property correctly. Secondly, it is too difficult to override data in the forms.
April 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by conservative01 still works great
To avoid going to a tax consultant, the program needs to provide more research.. For example, now laws, highlight area that are normally auditted, etc.
Also ranges for everything. Do not understand why this data is not a regular part of the program.
1. Federal and state averages for fields
2. Averages for income bracket
3. Ranges for all deductions, not just the big categories.
I think I am not getting the best return, but just feel comfortable with the process.
April 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by TerrySC Deluxe to Premier for Free Got me Mine with help
4th year with TurboTax, 1st with a student attending college. TurboTax helped me to identify Forms needed and answered my questions in regards to Tuition and Scholarship deductions. I really feel safe that all the information provided in the return was accurate because of the questions and help provided by TurboTax as I went through the program. When dealing with the IRS, you want the most updated software and help available to get what is yours...and I got mine!!!
February 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zubes23 TurboTax eval
I had taken an early withdrawal of part of my Roth IRA but was not subject to any tax because of using it for higher education. However the only thing TurboTax asked was if I used it as a first time home buyer and something else I don't remember. I had to do a bunch of research to determine the right form to go to so that I could document why I was not subject to taxes. I could have been presented a checklist with more scenarios, and checked the proper box instead.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ttax30 Best Tax Progam
Have been a Turbo tax user since 07 and every year the software is easier to use. Imports documents and clearly guides you through completing the forms by matching box descriptions with key information. Really saves time and the help engine was clear and concise. Thanks for the great software. In the past I have completed my own taxes, used other software and even had professionals prepare my taxes. This is the best and I will be a loyal customer for years to come.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by throwaway TurboTax is very thorough and has gotten much better over the years (or I've become more proficient with it). Overall, I wouldn't do my taxes without it, since I have rental property income/deductions/depreciation, etc. HOWEVER, one really annoying feature is that TT doesn't remember all of your answers, so you have to re click many screens when reviewing or editing. MOST info is remembered, but you have to pay attention because it sometimes is not. TT: PLEASE FIX.
March 19, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by JimAlbert Took awhile this year
This is the worst year ever for TurboTax. First I tried to load it into my computer only to learn it was no longer supported. Not a happy experience. Then I found that TurboTax Deluxe, which I have used for many years, no longer covered Capital gains. After some negative publicity and software updates the ability to do Capital Gains was returned by giving a free upgrade to TurboTax Premier. You can be assured I will think twice before buying tax software next year.
March 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jojoc overall - good program
I almost filed electronically without designating if I had health care coverage for the tax year, I don't recall being asked that by the program and the program did not flag this at the end during final check, I caught it when I was reviewing a printed copy prior to e-file. The program still asks questions about previous tax year info that it should already know provided you used Turbo Tax the year prior and your return for that year is available - please fix this.
March 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nancy7670 Once again--Terrific
I was finally ready to e-file both my Federal and State and thought although I do not like the $25 fee to file my state return I would go ahead and pay it. But when I saw another $40 charge for processing my refund I decided to mail my state return in. To do that required me to go back many steps and get to another part of the program. Not a big deal. I just would have preferred knowing that an additional fee was coming. I am sure this fee is a State of Ohio thing.
April 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by goodmaal Very Concerned
When I selected the e-file option and attempted to send my file, I received a message stating that my SSN was a duplicate that had already been filed and that I'd need to submit an amended return. However I did not previously file. When I went to check on the status of my tax filing it said - congratulations, the IRS has accepted your return! I have no idea what to make of this, so I will contact the IRS to see what they have on file. But this is a serious problem.
April 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tim037 It was better last year.
I know the "pick up your personal information from last year" feature saves some time, but the program kept prompting me to enter information for accounts and charities that appeared on last years return, but did not belong on this year's return. I also found it more difficult to break out of the walkthrough when I wanted to go back and look at details or skip ahead to relevant sections... overall, the experience was better with last year's version of the software.
April 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PCochran Turbotax great for Fed-- lacking for CA state
All the good features of the Federal forms and step by step were lacking at the State tax level. Buttons didn't work, no back buttons to get back to where information was entered originally, and most frustrating was that the imported data from the federal forms was not accessible on the state forms. Not able to make any changes once I got to the state forms. the State forms were asking for details of history of entries made at the Federal level from previous years!
April 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LavonaGrow Concerned about changes to Delux and Premier
Should have informed users in November upon notification of availability of the download, that Deluxe no longer auto transfer investment data and cost of Premiere.
Would like the ability to search within TurboTax.
Make it more prominent were to switch between the guided entry and on my own forms.
I want to easily print pages especially the charitable contributions.
Under charitable contributions, tell us at the time of doing the entries if an address is needed.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DonPell TurboTax 2014
Turbo Tax is one of the top tax programs around. It's only problem is the cost. Next year I will be doing a comparison between the tax programs and select one that is more cost effective. i will base it on fed, state, and e-file for both. It would have cost me an additional $30 because of a $28 1099 misc form. had I not qualified for a free upgrade. Total cost for me: $70.00. I love the program but not the cost. If they can keep it under $70.00 I will stay with them
February 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by GSM1 OK
Saw an ad in newspaper that said that there was a $25 refund on TurboTax this year if you purchased a version beyond basic because TurtoTax had moved items previously in lower cost versions to higher cost vesrions.
The ad said that the refund would be offered at filing but I could not find reference to refund in software or in question search.
Want to charge $24.95 for state filing, but most states allow for online filing for free once you have generated a return.
March 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sadie888 What is going on?
My federal form for 2014 seems to have disappeared. I efiled it and my state return and both were accepted. I also printed them and that is fine. Now I need to amend the federal form and the state form because somehow my investment costs were entered three times. That changes the amount due and I need to amend the forms to show that change and somehow my federal form seems to be missing I probably won't use Turbotax next year. I have used it for about 15+ years now.
March 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by UGGGGGHHH Clunky, slow and missing some key features
It took over an hour to get going due to the ridiculous updates and installation process.
The interface is extremely slow and clunky.
You should be able to override the stupid final check - for instance, I repaid my first time homebuyer credit yet the software kept giving me an error because it was looking for me selling my house in the previous year.
The cost to e-file and buy additional states is ridiculous.
Guess what? This is the last time I'll use TurboTax!
April 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Walter888 Huge price increase by setting out D in premier package.
I understand that you are going to make this right somehow. This return needed D which came with Premier. But a second return I will do require C which I find in another more expensive version. Even if you make this up - I will tell you now that if C and D are not part of Deluxe next year I will be looking at other options.
Error checking did not find errors that were found when trying to electronically file.
February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by REX0415 Turbo Tax Invest & Rental Prop
I have used TurboTax for three years and worked at HRB for the two years before that and i find TurboTax is as easy to use as the HRB softwar. My only dislike is that I find it difficult to get to a specific form that I may not have used in the Step by Step preparation when I want to see if I should have used it. May just be me not being savvy at searching but it is a problem that I have experienced all three years I have used TurboTax. Otherwise I like the software
April 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by JohnRinCA Feel cheated by Intuit marketing practices
I have been cheated twice: (1) I bought an advance copy from Intuit email advertisement in the belief it would be cheaper. The same version was actually $20 cheaper when it came onto the shelves at Costco. (2) The copy I had to buy was "Premier" because I needed Schedule D. I am sure those schedules were with Deluxe last year.
Total: $40 extra charge.
And then there was the charge for filing my state taxes electronically.
Will be looking at alternatives next year.
March 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by pbdonenow Recommend Turbo Tax
Even though turbo tax has had some issues with this version (2014), it still is good at explaining the various tax laws and how it pertains to your situation. The downloads and updates seem to take longer than necessary, and the form I need to file my state tax was not available. We'll see how long I have to wait before they become available. I still recommend the product and they have publicly admitted to their deficiencies this year and are working to correct them.
February 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by BobR1937 Longtime TurboTax'er
I purchased the usual Deluxe version, not knowing it would not do investments as previously. Intuit kindly provide me the new "Premier" version and state (CO) download programs. I have just finished filing. I had assumed since I received the state download that e-filing my CO return was also free...not the case! I had to pay $19.95 to file the state return.
I still like the ease of using TurboTax; but, will do some serious soul searching before doing my 2015 returns.
February 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SoxB Has helped me with my taxes for years
I have used this product for many years and have been successful with filing my taxes. I was disappointed in the way the company tried to remove programs which required an upgrade for forms needed to complete my taxes. This required and upgrade for business type reporting. I had to upgrade just to have access to one form I needed to complete my return. This upgrade I had to purchase, I will never use all the business forms that is in it. Still this is a good product.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kartmechanic Lets make next year better for Turbo Tax
Turbo Tax worked very hard to take care of all my problems that I encountered with the different version issues that Turbo Tax generated this year. I can see Turbo tax losing some market share due to the MAJOR corporate mistake. I have been using Turbo Tax for more than 10 years. I can't believe all the time I wasted trying to get everything to work. All the employees worked very hard to fix my issues caused by the Corporate office. Please get it right for next year.
March 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by AngGMommy More info
The covered/not covered madness from IRS needs some help from Turbo Tax. I needed more specific instructions on how to deal with this one. Made many mistakes and had to go back and repair them, then couldn't delete the errors and duplications. Please make this part of it easier. We all make mistakes and have to go back and fix them - why not have a way to delete the errors and clean it up. I ended up with a form full of zeros just to get the devil filed.
March 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by TomOrem Not including Sch D Investment data in Deluxe vers
Very unhappy with this year's version, I have used TurboTax over 10 years. This may be my last, Cost of 2 State is to high, cost of filing in state to high, Poor interface with issues on E Filling, was not specific what issue and line needed attention. Told I need to print and mail Maryland but hard to get final version not draft to print, again per interface.
You need to look at earlier version and stop trying to get every last dollar you can get form your customer.
April 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SuperSpank Good and Bad
I purchased what I thought was the same Deluxe version which has the State tax forms included. This Deluxe version did not have it so I had to pay the premium to get it. Additionally, the addition of Schedule D was given "free" as a separate download, but should have been included in this version. Next year, I will be more wary of the version and I am buying and consider other vendors that can supply a similar product at a lower cost. I have been using TT since 2002.
April 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tessmom3770 Some undesired changes
I always love using Turbo Tax, but this year there were a few unhelpful changes. First, and you already know about this, we don't like that we had to buy Premier instead of Deluxe just because we have investments. And if we need Schedule D, at a very simple level, we don't see why we need to go "up" a product. Also, when we filed and were asked about backing up to iCloud, we would prefer to back it all up to our own computer, but that option was not offered. Why not?
April 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Taxasaurus5 It does your taxes
I've used TurboTax for years, but not last year. Not only did I have to pay to upgrade (when everyone else got it for free), but it would only import last year's file. Why can't it import from previous years? I had to re-type all the basic stuff, like address and kids' names. The user interface is still clunky .. the "next" button is ALWAYS just far enough down the page that you have to scroll on EVERY page to advance, even though most questions don't pertain to you.
April 10, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShortofTime Two steps backward from last year
I have a small music business and the Premier edition has always sereved my needs. This year I was pushed toward a higher level needlessly. I also encountered several areas where I had to research on my own when TurboTax should have guided me as in the past. It took me twice the time to do my taxes this years with basically the same stuff. Why? I also had a lot of trouble getting things to print out because it kept hanging up. Then suddenly things began to work. Why?
April 11, 2015