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"did not feel it was necessary to enter all the detail for charitable contributions (address, date of each gift). also didn't ask me the anomoloies: paid taxes on unemployment, amount paid with extension. had to look for these deductions."
"Still the best user interface of the major tax programs. A great value for what it delivers. Cannot imagine doing this without a tax program. I used to use Deluxe but found that Basic was sufficient. Online help is better than ever -more understandable. And I am REALLY pleased to see that e-filing is free now."
"I've been using TurboTax Basic annually for nearly 20 years. I file a 1040, schedules B, C (sometimes two), D, E, and 5-10 numbered schedules.
Over the years, I have noticed a steady progression of two disfavorable features:
1) Frequent offers to upgrade, at a substantial cost, to a higher version of TurboTax that I do not need for my return.
2) Increasing difficulty to navigate around the Step-By-Step interview. Used to be, if I wanted to return to a certain section, I could select it on a drop-down navigation menu. Now I have to start from the beginning of a lengthy "Explore On My Own" selection screen.
3) As the years go by, the text presented on the screen is worded noticeably more and more simplistically. I'd say that a third-grader now can understand TurboTax. I would like to see an option at the beginning for experienced, sophisticated users.
On the plus side, TurboTax Basic is inexpensive, simple and quick. I will continue to purchase this product for as long as I have to file federal income tax returns."