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Old 03-07-2016, 07:41 AM
 
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i never ever had an issue installing turbo on multiple computers . in fact i do it every year .
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:05 AM
 
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DW has used TT for over 12 years. We even have complicated taxes in that we have a business. I recommend it.
I agree. I have used TurboTax for several years. I have bought and sold homes, had moving expenses, bought and sold securities and my wife has run a business out of our home. So in other words, my taxes are not just basic. I have never understood why so many people pay hundreds of $$ to CPAs to do their taxes.
The secret is in good record-keeping. At tax time my wife hands me every receipt and form neatly categorized as to charity or deductible expense or whatever, and I let TT software walk me through it. I agree it is much easier after the first year or two.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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Did you use the HR Block software ?? How did you find it ?? I often use the word "intuitive" when describing the user interface -- sometimes programmers are so out in left field, that they overlook the user perspective.

I might consider HR Block next year.
I used TT for several years and then tried HR Block (at a lower price), which I have used for the past several years. I've been impressed with the simple interface and ease of completing and filing taxes in HRB. This year, they mailed me a special promotional package (Deluxe version) for $10. I'll probably stick with HRB, although I've found the 'royalties' section less than intuitive.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I did something wrong somewhere. I have some 1099 Income, all well and good. But I also have expenses -- I must have entered them in the wrong field or something -- they're not showing up in any of the worksheets.

I'll call them to get it straightened......but this is what I mean by intuitive. Something as basic as Schedule C expenses shouldn't be an obstacle.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:46 AM
 
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I did something wrong somewhere. I have some 1099 Income, all well and good. But I also have expenses -- I must have entered them in the wrong field or something -- they're not showing up in any of the worksheets.

I'll call them to get it straightened......but this is what I mean by intuitive. Something as basic as Schedule C expenses shouldn't be an obstacle.
You need to use the Home and Business Edition
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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No, the Deluxe Edition is supposed to cover basic Schedule C Income & Expenses. I'm not depreciating any office equipment, nothing out of the ordinary.
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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If it was supposedly a free tax return, how did they charge you $74? You wouldn't give them your credit card for a free tax return would you? And why couldn't you simply dispute the $74 with your credit card company?
It's free only to a certain point. If you make more than $100,000 a year Tax Act charges you $19.95. Turbo Tax has a similar threshold.
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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Now that we are semiretired and have a very simple return I would not even think of filing another way than TT. Our personal info is already there. Type in income and click ,click.
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Now that we are semiretired and have a very simple return I would not even think of filing another way than TT. Our personal info is already there. Type in income and click ,click.

Forget about typing. Just take a picture of your W-2 with your smart phone and TT will import all the data. Hopefully by next year that capability will also extend to 1099s.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Alaska: Not all of us have smart phones.

I have done my taxes 3 times so far. One on Taxact; another on Turbotax, and the last one on EZtaxreturn. (Am trying to find some deductions to offset the $868 I owe to the feds.) This has never happened before. I have always used Taxact in the past, with no problem. This year, its a nightmare. Nothing has changed financially for me this year, so why the huge payment. I don't get it.
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