Reviews and Problems with Intuit TurboTax Home & Business
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Intuit TurboTax Premier Investments 2006
1 week ago
Summary: With its cogent, easy-to-understand interview and clean design, Intuit TurboTax 2006 remains one of the top tax-prep programs out there. However, it's pricier than H&R Block's TaxCut, which is the better bargain.
Pros: Intuit TurboTax Premier Investments 2006 offers improved tools for managing deductions and investments; thorough, straightforward tax interview remains strong.
Cons: TurboTax is notably more expensive than TaxCut; does not import medical expenses from other Intuit applications.
Summary: Intuit TurboTax Online Deluxe 2007 is a terrific tax-preparation service that's sure to please longtime TurboTax users tired of software installations.
Pros: Intuit TurboTax Online Deluxe 2007 uses the same excellent interface and thorough interview as the desktop version and has no software to install; Live Community peer support helps with unusual questions.
Cons: Intuit TurboTax Online Deluxe 2007 costs more than its online competition.
Summary: TurboTax 2008 is the most expensive tax app on the market, but it's also fast, complete, and straightforward. If finishing quickly is your goal, the extra cost is worth it. If you anticipate wanting live help support, look into TaxCut.
Pros: TurboTax 2008's ability to import W2 and investment income details dramatically saves time and typing; free federal e-file for up to five returns is a new perk.
Cons: Already pricier than rivals, TurboTax 2008's extra services can add up quickly. It offers no free live tax advice, and printing the state return takes more effort than it should.
Summary: TurboTax Home & Business gets away with the extra fees and charges because it provides excellent and thorough assistance for people who have the patience and the need to use it (going through all the examples of expenses takes time). If your business is straightforward, you probably can get what you need for less from H&R Block at Home Premium (especially if the software supports downloads from your financial service providers).
Excerpt: (1 items) Editor's note: This review is part of a comparison of online tax preparation services . Intuit's big ad campaign for TurboTax compares this software to a GPS navigation aid (it presumably guides you through the treacherous twists and turns of tax preparation), and the online versions (there are four) seek to reinforce that metaphor with graphics that make tax-prep milestones look like billboards on a highway.
Intuit TurboTax Online and H&R Block TaxCut Online
20 March 2009
Excerpt: (1 items) You can do some great things in a Web browser, but some tasks are better left to software installed on your computer. This is true for e-mail, for instance. It’s also true for tax preparation. Intuit TurboTax and H&R Block TaxCut both come in desktop and online versions. I compared the desktop versions of TurboTax and TaxCut elsewhere at Macworld.com.
Pros: Easy navigation and smart layout, Excellent help through the Live Community collaborative feature, Competent tax preparation
Cons: Slower than desktop software version, Can’t view tax forms other than 1040