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I have been using it for, lets see, 3 years now and I dont sweat like I did when I used a tax preparer. For us, although its a simple return since we're both retired, it has been very nice to just sit down and getter done, straight forward and easy to do. Even know some folks with a more complicated return (rentals, dual incomes, investments etc.) and they use it also with the same results. Just a thought and pretty economical also!:D NSF
 

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I've been using Turbo Tax for many many years and love it. After a few hours, the info is sent. Fed is done, State is done and a couple of weeks I have a return nicely deposited into my account. I love the program.
 

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This will be my 4th year using it (self employed) and has been great. I got my Dad (retired) to use it last year after alot of convincing.....he loves it, but he really likes not writing a $450.00+ check to his old CPA. I have heard that this year there are some updates that won't be available till mid March which could/will prevent filling until after that date. I don't know how true this is as it is only something I had heard, I have not started mine yet so I can not say for sure.
 

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I used to use that and it was easy and only took a few hours. Now my tax guy does them and I spend more time talking about boating with him that I do talking taxes. He literally takes about 10 minutes of my time and entering my info from my paperwork and then sends me my stuff in the mail. The time savings is worth it and I probably still end up ahead even after paying him what I do. The trick is to find someone who knows all the rules and laws and what can be deducted and how much and all that stuff. Just going to H&R block is a waste of money. You will probably get a better return doing it yourself.
 

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I used to use that and it was easy and only took a few hours. Now my tax guy does them and I spend more time talking about boating with him that I do talking taxes. He literally takes about 10 minutes of my time and entering my info from my paperwork and then sends me my stuff in the mail. The time savings is worth it and I probably still end up ahead even after paying him what I do. The trick is to find someone who knows all the rules and laws and what can be deducted and how much and all that stuff. Just going to H&R block is a waste of money. You will probably get a better return doing it yourself.
I hear you on that, our old tax guy ( went to him for 20 years) used to talk for 35-40 minutes then actually do the figures for 15 and when we stopped going about 4 years ago the bill for a simple return was up to $150!! Thats when I tried Turbo and havent looked back yet. NSF
 

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My gf been using it for a few years and hasnt had any issues. I still rely on my accountant to do my taxes.
 

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Still use a CPA. If I get audited, I'd rather have him take care of it for me.
 

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Thanks everyone. Since I work for Intuit (makers of TurboTax) this is great to hear.

If anyone has issues with the product let me know and I will see what I can do.
 

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Thanks everyone. Since I work for Intuit (makers of TurboTax) this is great to hear.

If anyone has issues with the product let me know and I will see what I can do.
Oh No... Sorry to be the bad guy... I started using TurboTax in the late 80's and really got pissed a few years back when Intuit played their little game of restricting which computer you could print your tax on etc,,,,, so last year I decided to try TaxCut because of the rising price of TurboTax. This year the Fed + State TurboTax costs $45 vs $40 for TaxCut. Not a big diff but last year TaxCut was so much easier to use as compared to the previous years using TurboTax so I'll be using TaxCut again this year.:):)punch:)hand
 

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You can go to the IRS website and pick from a list of free tax prep software if you made less than 30-50K last year like my broke ass. I used Tax cut the last two years and Turbo Tax this year. I thought Tax Cut was a little more user friendly, but the turbo tax seemed to ask a lot of extra questions that might have helped if I had a more complicated return or more deductions, but I found annoying. It still only took me maybe 1/2 hour to do the whole thing not including the 45minutes I spent looking all over for the missing 1099 that was laying right in front of me on the desk the whole time. I just e-filed this am and already came back accepted from both the state and feds. With my huge refund plus the additional $600 idiotic economy booster money in June, I may even be able to retire when I'm 93.:D
 

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any body use

I have been using Turbo Tax for years. I tried them this year, and found we were getting ALOT less back than last year :mad: I went out and bought Tax Cut, and they are getting us back an extra $400 over the Turbo Tax:D

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We do the Web Based TurboTax, puts all your info out on the web for everyone to see:D

Actually have had zero problems, pretty satisfied for over 6 years.:)
 

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Been using turbo tax since the 90's Always worked well for me. Came on a single diskette back then.
 

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like reading this thread. once again i walked away from the cpa feelin i got dup'd for 240 bucks:mad: me and the wife talked about turbo tax for next yrs filings and i think it'd be better. the cpa has the same program basically, why pay him anymore?? i keep all my returns and receipts here at home in a fire proof file cabinet:)bulb
 

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like reading this thread. once again i walked away from the cpa feelin i got dup'd for 240 bucks:mad: me and the wife talked about turbo tax for next yrs filings and i think it'd be better. the cpa has the same program basically, why pay him anymore?? i keep all my returns and receipts here at home in a fire proof file cabinet:)bulb
Exactly what I said!! we use the simple form because we are, well, simple:D and we file by E-File, print out complete copies and they notify you if and when its accepted by the taxing agency and even gives me 4 vouchers for estimated state taxes with the recommended estimate. and the best part is both state and fed returns cost me under $50.
You can try it for free by just going to their website, complete the whole deal and your only charged when you hit the submit or file button so you can compare it with your old returns if you want, very pleased here:)hand NSF
 

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like reading this thread. once again i walked away from the cpa feelin i got dup'd for 240 bucks:mad: me and the wife talked about turbo tax for next yrs filings and i think it'd be better. the cpa has the same program basically, why pay him anymore?? i keep all my returns and receipts here at home in a fire proof file cabinet:)bulb
Having a CPA is like buying insurance. With my CPA, when I get audited.....I will do nothing and pay no more to him than my yearly fee.
 

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I use TaxCut. Even with rental property, stock sales, K-1 partnerships, etc., it takes me less than an hour to do my taxes.

Cool stuff.
 
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