Rated 5 out of 5 by Bawanaron Being all it can be
I love turbo tax and have been using it for over ten years. My brother-in-law is a computer engineer, and tax consultant for a green agent and recommended turbo tax program to me as being every bit as good as any program available, and he has reviewed many of them.
I think the city return forms are new to this years program and although I think it is a nice feature I had a problem getting the information from the w-2 to be included in the city forms.
March 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wally333 Removed All of the Data
I had to redo my taxes THREE times because your TurboTax Premier Program kept removing the data that I had entered.
I would save after I finished entering my data and later when I tried to open the program I would get the Program but there would be NO DATA..
Also, in previous years it was much easier to check where the entries came from by double clicking on an entry.Not so much now. I miss the IRS instructions that used to be included in the Program.
April 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SHAKEY34 I have used Turbo-Tax Deluxe for 13 years and was very upset to find after I purchased it and found it was less than previous years in application yet about the same price. I do a small Schedule C and Deluxe for 2014 would not allow it. After a couple of E-Mails I was permitted to upgrade to Premier free of charge. Fore this I was grateful and it solved my problem, however next year I will examine the tax preps available so this will not happen again.
February 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by XQyx Form 8606 Flaw
Conversions of IRAs To Roths did not initially produce Form 8606, thereby incorrectly reporting all the conversion as taxable. Turbotax did not pick up info from 2013 Turbotax return. This would have cost me an extra $12,000 in taxes and was cleared up through phone advice from a Turbotax expert, the phone number for which I could find only through Google, not on the Turbotax site.
Also, the Virginia state return is primitive. It could use a refresh.
March 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by BOBG2015 Not impressed
See cons above. I am a long time turbo tax user but this was the most confusing and time consuming experience I have ever had. The help did not help! I had to go threw the whole process two plus times to clear all problem using trial and error to see what was needed. I finally dropped my foreign tax credit because the worksheet and the 1116 form would not send the correct credit to the 1040form. I will look at other tax preparation software next year.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crickey It is so nice to not have to enter personal information like address, ss#, etc. every year as this is the 5th year we are using Turbo Tax. I like the checks that is does at the end. I also love the e-file. I hate paying to have taxes done. They charge so much. If I have a question, there is someone I can contact for assistance. It is nce to know there is help available if I need it. I will be using Turbo Tax again next year. Makes filing so very easy.
February 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by tiger100 Not as simple as it sounds
when you pay for the premier to get what used to be deluxe is one pain but then paying additional filing fees for the free state seems to make it a little harder to swallow.
having used turbo tax since the 80's the process has not changed the flow seems easier (or I am getting used to it) today.
Being able to import last years data and data from banks and brokerage houses is very helpful, and if yyou set up quicken right you can import from there too.
March 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeVeeMzoo Completed Like a Pro !
I was nervous when I first started out. Although I majored in Accounting and used to do tax returns the "old school" way a long time ago, the convenience and trust of having tax returns done the right way the first time via electronic means or any automated computer way was the last thing I would have recommended to anyone. Turbo Tax proved to be the exception! I gotta tell you ! This software was well thought out and programmed. Good on ya Intuit !!!
April 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DavidCWH Good but not great this year
Last year the Deluxe edition of TurboTax was able to handle my investments with no problem.This year, however, I was forced to upgrade to the Premier edition because the Deluxe edition no longer had the capability to handle my investments. I was very disappointed to have that occur, especially because that upgrade took place during the middle of doing my taxes. It would be really great if the investment capability was put back into the Deluxe edition.
April 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by JBRISS Deluxe vs Premium - oh my
I had been using deluxe for years. Last year - same thing - except my boyfriend said he had to upgrade to handle stock option sale (not telling me until I ran into an issue with entering my own stock option sale this year). I wasted more than 3 ours trying to figure out why I wasn't allowed to upgrade for free. Then I just paid the darn $30 because I didn't want to waste any more time. I paid $30 to enter one lousy transaction. What a pain in the neck!
February 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jack9105 It,s All There!
I have used Turbo Tax since 1997 mostly without problems except for RRB in the earlier years, it does well now. However the years are catching up with me now and I'll be turning over the job to my CPA for 2015. Thanks for making tax time tolerable for all these years. We retirees need extra help to remember all the little things that need to be tracked as returns continue to get more complex and as life changes occur.
Yours truly from a thankful user.
March 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lookingaway Promise unkept
I have used Turbo Tax Deluxe since 2004 ( Ten Years ) .
This year Turbo Tax Deluxe did not include schedule "E",
I hesitated buying for this reason, then I received an email from Turbo Tax that stated if I had to update to Premier to get the forms I needed the update would be at no charge this year. WRONG I was charged $30.00 plus tax. "NOT HAPPY".
Sorry but I will remember this next year.
Also there is no mention of the Ohio School Tax or Forms ????
February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VijV Turbo tax rocks!
More examples in Explain this sections would help clarify if I am eligible or not.
Or best if there are any recommendations based on one's profile. For example - indicate where possible, places where other turbo tax users with similar profile sought tax benefits, highlight them for review.
Help setup a company via turbo tax especially if that proves beneficial from a tax perspective to the user.
Overall, I love turbo tax. Tax filing is quick and easy.
April 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by hikingskier CD and Online versions don't talk to each other
I bought CD version thinking it would automatically import my taxes from past years from the online versions that I used in the past, since I had all this stored on my computer. The roundabout way to do this was too confusing and I couldn't get to work so had to manually type in all my personal data and last year's results. Negated the reason for continuing to use Turbo Tax. Intuit needs to figure an easier way to make the online and CD see each other.
April 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shoby Surprise! No K1's in Deluxe
I have used Deluxe for several years. This year, while completing my taxes, I could not input my K1. I received a message that I needed to upgrade to Premier at a cost of $30 to input my K1 info. I called the service center and was allowed a free upgrade to Premier. The service rep was very nice and helpful. It was very frustrating that this info was not communicated to your loyal customers. I will not be paying $70+ to purchase the software next year.
April 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mark391241 Lots of hidden fees
They charge you to purchase TurboTax, a fee for upgrading to TurboTax Premier if you have *any* reason to file a 1040 (interest, dividends, capital gains, etc), a fee for your state return, a fee to *file* you state return online.
All these fees are not advertised and are presented *after* you painstakingly work through their mediocre software, thus committing yourself to using their service and paying their fees.
I WILL NOT USE THIS SERVICE AGAIN!!!
April 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by StephenMac Problems with the Deluxe version
was surprised by the removal of certain items from the Deluxe Version. Was about ready to take it back to Costco when you added them back in FREE. That was not a good customer focused process without notification for us that use this version every year.
Also it would be nice to know the cost of the State Tax efile earlier in the process. Now you only get it at the VERY end. It should be on the page where you make the initial selction to efile or mail.
February 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by JEBISTIRED44 TURBO TAX QUALITY IS SLIPPING
The program seems set up to encourage the electronic filing of both Federal and State returns at the same time. Filing the Federal electronically was easy and done without problems.
The confusion arose when I wanted to print out a copy of the state and file it by mail. The instructions were unclear and the informaion printed out was hard to read. Determining what to send and what to keep was a challenge. There is no excuse for this level of unclarity.
March 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by usausausa ok.
It would be nice to know in a summary format what deductions won't apply for a certain income level, such as education expenses. I would not spend time filling them in for 3 college students if I would have known my income exceeded a level where there would be no deduction. Now the IRS has more information than they need.
hope I find a way to get all the rebate money you said you would give us for changing the package from requiring deluxe to premium.
March 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tony5342174959 Update Trouble
After logging off and on again, the updates were installed. The updated should have been installed on your first login or when it tells you documents are not available, you should have the option to check for updates. We had to log off and on again, which is time consuming and frustrating. Last year, the same thing happened and we requested that an email be sent to us but it never was. After logging in and off several times, the updates were completed.
March 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SteveMFS Married Filing Jointly Improvements
It would be really nice if TurboTax would allow entry of both spouses W2's and additional data in a Married filing jointly form as normal, then would split that form into two Married filing separately forms for tax comparison. It is a real pain to have to evenly divide deductions such as property taxes and mortgage interest and charitable deductions. I realize that saving in a married filing separately case has to have both spouses with similar incomes.
April 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MustangBilly I'm impressed
Turbo Tax is a very comprehensive and complete tax preparation tool. After 40+ years of being a practicing CPA, and preparing thousands of tax returns, I had to purchase my own tax software when I retired. I was able to understand Turbo Tax the first time. I found it very user friendly and very thorough. It does not miss a thing. I did have to go over a couple of areas a few times to ensure I entered all required info (on partnership K-1's for example).
April 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rickymc Used Turbo Tax Again
I have used Turbo Tax for several years and found it to be easy to use . My taxes are filed accurately and my refund comes back to my bank account quickly with no effort on my part to see that it is deposited correctly. Also, my previous information from the year before is pulled to the new year and any carry-overs are included in the new year's return. I have recommended Turbo Tax to friends without reservations as I find it to be an excellent product!
February 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by TessieMae Don't Turn Cheap On US
This year I had to upgrade to Premier which ended up costing me more than I would have paid at Costco if I had gotten it in the first place. I cannot believe that this was a good business decision on your part. This made me very angry and I even considered switching to H & R Block software since I was a former employee of them many years ago. I decided to stay with you for this year, but next year I will read the packages carefully before I spend any $.
February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MHWOrion Support was amazing.
I had to contact tax support a few times and they were knowledgeable , friendly and put it in terms I could understand better than the IRS publications. Made me confident to complete my taxes using the software over going to a tax preparer.
The tax person that helped me through my first 1041 filing for a trust was unbelievable. His knowledge and assistance was way beyond my initial expectations. He stayed with me until I had no more issues or questions.
March 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DelD 2015 TurboTax Premier
I changed state of resisdence at begining of 2014. When asked for the date of the change I input 1/1/2014. TurboTax wanted to have me as part time in two states which didn't make sence to me.
I had an inherited IRA that required me to take an RMD. The questions TurboTax asked were somewhat confusing.
I downloaded the 1099 composite from my brokerage but it was difficult to verify the inputs with my paper copy. I have to trust that TurboTax got it right.
April 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by CheeYoung Very disappointed
I used Turbotax to do most part of the tax returns in previous years except the part of Schedule D and Form 8949, which I had always done myself. This year I decided to use your software to do this part. It turns out to be a big mistake. Your software kept asking me filing in the numbers for the records that I have filled many times, and also kept repeating the same questions over and over again. It was so frustrating. I am going to try TaxAct next year.
May 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by royakr TurboTax Delux
From my experience, there seems to be a logic algorithm problem managing the HSA data. When I entered my HSA data following the step-by-step procedure, then in the review stage, my HSA deduction did not appear. I intentionally put an excess contribution amount, then an excess contribution warning appeared and asking me to edit the amount. After I corrected the amount, then the deduction appeared correctly. So, there seems to be a glitch in the algorithm.
February 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PAWANDJAKE Used TurboTax for years
Spent a lot of time figuring out how to handle Tax this year. Plan to use TurbTax next year. Comparatively my tax should be a breeze even if i'm an old guy. Think how to make it easier with Lief Insurance. Annuities and LTC. Give Examples in the Help Menu on how to enter Multi-periods, Reimbursement and Per Diem. Still having Form 8853 nightmares. I also like to "E" file. "Life Changes" need a Box for lost a Spouse or Significant Other!
Pa and ageat Dog
April 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicknameunavail Error detected
Re Schedule K-1 (which should be in Deluxe version):
Instructions in program state a separate K-1 should be generated for each reported income in Part III. They are correctly listed and added in Schedule E, Page 2.
However, the entries of Interest Income reported in Line 5, Part III, of the K-1 are similarly reported in Schedule B--both times. I had to delete the duplicate entry so double the amount of interest wouldn't be reported.
March 26, 2015