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TurboTax overview

Updated on April 6, 2015

Why TurboTax is rated as the top software?

Clear instructions, straightforward, detailed information and questions for the users to get the best experience with ease to use. Making sure that the person using the tax software will get the most from their return.

For the last several years, TurboTax has been in the number one spot according to surveys and reviewers. It has won the Editors' Choice Award from PC Magazine and CNET.

USA Today has praised TurboTax Deluxe as the easiest software with clear instructions that are straightforward.

TurboTax Premier won the seal of approval by The New York Times as the overall best experience.

Pros of using TurboTax

  1. Easy to use and understand when this software will take you step-by-step to finalize your tax returns. Easily guides you through the tax preparation process. TurboTax is very easy to follow and offers through questions about your paperwork and needs, with explaining the tax laws during the interviewing process of your tax return.
  2. Accurately of 100 percent on your tax returns, provided that you supplied accurate information. No tax software is accurate if you supply inadequate or false information. They stand behind their software and will be there if there is a chance that you will be audited on your return.
  3. Helpful answers to your questions are always available through their online resources. Videos are available that will guide you through issues that you do not quite understand to make your tax preparation a breeze to do. If you are a first time tax filer, the EasyGuide tool will explain terms and answer questions that a seasoned taxpayer would know.

    Tax experts are available for TurboTax customers through their active forum.

Cons of using TurboTax

  1. The TurboTax is a little more expensive than other tax software.

    However, it is the easiest tax software to use. People can depend on their tax returns being accurate. Therefore, of the less expensive products may not look for all your deductions or ask all the right questions. The phrase that 'you get what you pay for' is so true when it comes to TurboTax.

My own experience - A+ recommendation

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TurboTax website

TurboTax Available on Amazon

I have tried different tax software and find that TurboTax is the right one for me as far as feeling confident that all my needs were taken care of as far as getting the best refund on my tax returns. One year I filled out my forms with TurboTax and another popular tax software. The other one was harder to work with and did not seem as complete. In the end, TurboTax found deductions that the other one did not.

I would recommend TurboTax anytime. You can buy it from the box, download it or work with it online. Save money with this tax software.

TurboTax is Available on Amazon here

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks for the vote up Kevin. I don't know what I would do without this software.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      This was really a potential Hub Sandy since I use Turbo Tax I know - and agree - with what you were talking about. I bought the Premier version in Office Max back in 2009 and have not had money to replace it since. I keep updating it and it has served me fine. I voted up, shared and pinned it.


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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      easylearningweb We use to do our taxes without software or someone else doing it. But we have gone the route as you have with someone else doing it. The software is definitely less expensive and I am more happy with it.

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      Amelia Griggs 2 years ago

      I used Turbo Tax years ago but things got confusing so then I started going to places to have my taxes done. Now, years later, it has gotten quite expensive! I should try Turbo Tax next time. Thanks for the review.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      WannaB Writer I have tried other software and find this one to be the better tax software.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 2 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Sandy, I'm also using the Home and Business edition. Although I wish the blank forms would print, I don't see any better tax software out there.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      That is too bad Barb. I did find TurboTax easy. Though I bought the deluxe and had to download for business. Which meant a little extra to continue. But once I did, it fell into place.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 2 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I am using it right now. Over all, I agree it's the easiest. But I am unhappy with them on one account that probably wouldn't bother anyone else. I work with my husband. He has to supply me with some complicated rental income information and deductions for several properties. I passed years I could print out Schedule E and worksheets without the data, he would fill in the data, and I would enter it. This year I can't figure out how to print a form I have not entered data into yet. I will probably have to do it from the IRS site, instead. Other than that, it's even easier than last year's edition.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      I used last year for the first time and plan to use it again this year.

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      boutiqueshops 5 years ago

      I use TurboTax too and I love it. It makes what used to be a nightmare chore, much easier! Blessed!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      I agree with you completely. This is a wonderful software.