Summary: To my surprise, after all of the years I have used TurboTax Deluxe to do my taxes, I find out that this year's Deluxe is not what Deluxe used to be. No Self employment support. No support for C, D, E and F forms. What a marketing screw up by Intuit. I just bought the software, never thought to read reviews or look at details. After all, I have used TurboTax Deluxe year after year to do my taxes. Now I have to buy another, more expensive edition. Fat chance!!
Summary: I have used Turbo Tax Deluxe for years and have never had an issue until this year. I read the other reviews that Intuit did not include several forms this year, but it didn't mention anything about one of the forms that is a little out of the ordinary, but has nothing to do with stocks, bonds, etc., so I figured I would still be OK with the Deluxe version. I was wrong!
Summary: I have been using TurboTax basic for about 10 years now. My return is fairly complex. I file sched D,C. I have a lot of investment activity and a small business. This year all of the TurboTax data says that Basic is only for 1040EZ and to get to sched C, I have to buy the home business version for $100 plus.
Excerpt: I have used TurboTax for many years, but this is my first time using BHPV for download purposes. The process is simple and straight forward. You may have a delay between processing your order and receiving your activation email. In my case, the delay was aabout twelve hours.
Summary: I have used TurboTax for at least eight (8) years. Prior to retirement and for two to three years after, I used an accountant due to complexity of income and stock sales. Once my income became more fixed, TurboTax was the answer. Starting with the transfer of data from the previous year to determining medical and charitable deductions, it truly does save time and get the most return.
Summary: For those of you self-employed or needing to worry about self-employment tax ("minister of the gospel")... TT had been the go-to software for the past two decades or so. No longer. While no new packaging announces that TT Deluxe no longer does what it used to do, a pop-up will neatly alert you to the fact that you need to upgrade for another $30 to TT Premium.
Summary: I've used Turbo-Tax or Intuit's other Accounting Software products since the 80's, always the Deluxe version, always satisfied with results and functionality. NOT ANYMORE, and here's why: CONS Offshore service, Reduction in functionality (fewer schedules), Bait and switch marketing tactics (buy at the next level to receive the same as last year's level of functionality), corporate profit mongering, counter-intuitive marketing. . .