Reviews and Problems with Intuit TurboTax Home & Business
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Intuit TurboTax Premier Investments 2006
6 September 2014
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: It's not perfect, but if you're brave enough to manage your own taxes, then TurboTax 2007 is Intuit's best tax application yet.
Pros: TurboTax 2007 introduces an Audit Risk Meter; integration with It'sDeductible to manage charitable contributions; Live Community support; improved interview.
Cons: TurboTax 2007 is pricier than TaxCut; transferring data from a prior return didn't work in one case; the Home & Business edition didn't make it clear we could enter personal income first; live tech support could be more extensive.
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).