Summary: I lost my tax report for 2006 due to a computer crash and then could not find my copy of TurboTax 2006. I searched the internet and found last years product was available. This not only saved my day but money as well.
Summary: Turbo Tax has been what I've used for a few years now--it's actually gotten better and easier to navigate. I finished the first of our two returns in less than an hour for both Fed and State, which included some complicated items one being a small tax sheltered trust that was left for me by my grandfather that I had a hard time entering in another tax program I used in the past. Also, ease of doing direct deposit for fed and state has been a great thing...
Summary: The improvements turbo tax adds every year has been amazing me for 3 years now. It is the most simplest program to download, access, and navigate through. If you become stuck or need a question answered... a link is there to accomodate you... if the help link does not answer your question...then help is not hard to get. After every help question you ask about, they ask you if your question was answered.
Summary: I've been using TurboTax for many years, and each year it gets a little better, meaning more thorough. This year, I noticed a more complete handling of investment interest, which has been pretty minimal in past years. Also, I noticed improvements in educational credits; the program does a good job of weighing the different ways of taking these credits and suggests the best way under the circumstance.
Summary: If you have all your papers and receipts together, this is the easiest way to prepare your taxes. If you have a simple tax to prepare this is done in a snap, Im quite sure a more complicated one could be done by someone who is fairly proficient at taxes. This software was easy to pause and return to even tho I was a little sceptical at first. You can even print out the forms to fill out first if your not sure about using the computer. And you get that quick rebate .
Pros: very simple to follow, quick, easy to stop and get back to
Cons: The dowloads may take a while if you have an older computer.
Summary: The software was pretty easy to use, and it offers several options for help. Got a great deal at Office Max with rebates--$145 worth of products (TurboTax Deluxe, State TurboTax, Quicken Basic, CD Writer) for about $30 (plus tax).
Pros: $10 fee to file state return electronically-could do it for free by entering info on state's website
Cons: $10 fee to file state return electronically-could do it for free by entering info on state''s website
Summary: I have used tax programs from Intuit for the past 3 years for my federal and taxes and they have alway be very complete an easy to use. If you have all your tax documents organized, the entire process takes less than a couple of hours. The electronic filing feature also reduces the time to receive a refund to a couple of weeks.