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"I have used this product for many years now. Each year I find things that I especially like but some years you manage to take away something that was really great the year before. For example, it has always been very easy to manage the printing of archival files but this year I found it especially difficult to get multiple printouts of my state returns. I also found myself confused as to who qualified for the "making work pay" credit. My confusion was related to a special situation of being retired but not qualified for a social security benefit even though my wife was. In the end I found the right answers to the questions being asked by the program but there was a lot of trial and error involved. I could see how some might arrive at the wrong concludion. Don't get me wrong. I love this program and appreciate what it does for me each year."
"I had over 2500 trades in '09.. TT failed to download from my broker. It even told me to get a refund. I tried with Gainskeeper and did a bit better... but a bug in the worksheet for stock trades defaults to look for duplicate trades and it found many (erroneously).. The edit process revealed a bug that crashed the program as it took over 1 Gig of RAM increasing until it crashed. This is the second year in a row that TT has failed to address the needs of the trading community. Make the Form 1099-B take 10,000 transactions if needed. Make the Schedule D default to NOT look for duplicates. Fix the edit module to use memory correctly with large numbers of transactions."
"Pretty good product overall. Fairly easy to use. Probably one of the best product out there from the standpoint of credits and deductions that you can avail of. I was taken by surprise by the refund amount which turned out to be higher than the taxes that were deducted at source. That had me doubting the software and I had the taxpro review facility provided by Turbotax to review the return for a nominal amount. They confirmed that the returns were correct and that the return had very little IRS audit possibility."
"Every year TurboTax gets better and better. Every year the amount of time I spend doing my taxes gets shorter and shorter. One of the things I like best is importing of all my 1099-INT data directly from my financial advisor, so there is no need to worry about which data to place on which line on the forms."
"Over the years I've tried whichever software was cheapest. Now I only use TurboTax.
The competition takes for granted you areup to date on some of the current tax laws. TurboTax takes me by the hand and leads me through all of the areas of our tax code, maximizing deductions and refunds.
Compares you to others in your income range, which is interesting. Also gives specific advice on saving for retirement (I'll be increasing my 401K contribution).
Wish that after spending $70 you could file everything for free, but state e-filing will cost you a minimum of $19.95.
Overall very good product."
"Without this program, I would have to pay thousands to a CPA...and, even then, the Tax Code of this country makes it almost impossible..... I LOVE TurboTax, but this Country''s Tax Code makes me want to VOMIT. I just spent at least 80 hours telling the Government what I make...and, oh, by the way, that includes downloading financial data directly from my brokers!
America's Tax Policies STINK."
"Since I have to use a lot of the different IRS forms, this product is super easy to use and very complete. I feel very confident that my filings are accurate and that gives me some peace of mind."