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TurboTax Basic Federal + E-File 2014 (Simple 1040 EZ/A) - Mac|Windows-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not The Same as Previous Years

    Posted
    richd1414
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    In years past I swore by TurboTax. The basic package did a great job and I could use it even to do a more complicated tax return than a simple 1040A. This year TurboTax decided to increase the number of levels that differentiate what the program can support; Basic, Deluxe, etc. Too bad they didn't properly notify their long time users of the change. I picked up my TurboTax Basic and brought it home to do my taxes, only to find it no longer had the proper forms to do so. It also offered to upgrade my software, for and ADDITIONAL $59!!! No Thanks! I returned to Best Buy and picked up a $35 copy of HR Block Tax software, which allows you to import from TurboTax, and got my taxes done. Having to return to the store caused a certain amount of inconvenience, but other than that the HR Block program worked fine. I suggest that the TurboTax folks re-think their new product line before they totally lose their long-time client base.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Be Carefull...

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    I 'assumed' the letter A on the cover referred to schedule A - itemized deductions - It does not. The cover reflects versions 1040EZ and 1040A which do not itemize deductions. It is a bit misleading - all the steps in the program allow you to complete an itemized 'schedule A' just as if you were completing form 1040 with schedule A but when you're finishing up it shows you the savings between standard deductions and itemized deductions but will not continue with schedule A until you buy an upgrade. Since all the forms are completed at this time you could just print out all the forms and use snail mail. Yes I bought the incorrect version, but there should have been a statement in the initial stages expressing the inability to itemize deductions or other limitations.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Been using turbo tax for years

    Posted
    Dblkk
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    Works great, used turbo tax since forever. Only 3 stars, as they changed the 'brackets' for the product. I used to get the home edition, but this year that's not an edition anymore. This product was cheaper, but didn't include state or efile. Which is fine as you then download it once you start using it easy peasy. But you have to pay for each state, none are included, and then pay to efile. Granted its the same price after buying everything you need as the previous verisons that had it all included. I just wished they wouldn't change a good thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient and User Friendly Tax-Prep Software

    Posted
    Mithrandir
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    Turbo Tax is as simple as flipping a switch. Well, it might not be quite that simple, but it certainly beats setting up an appointment with a tax specialist if you can follow the self-explanatory instructions. Secondly, it offers additional assistance in preparing your taxes for the following year, providing suggestions and pointers within every section to help maximize your refund, and after filing electronically I received my return within a week. My biggest piece of advice would be to salvage all of your receipts, especially if you donate frequently or have work-related expenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very shady marketing move by Intuit

    Posted
    NoviceUser1
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    I have used the basic version of Turbo Tax for 15 to 20 years. My returns are not complicated but I do have some capital gains. Turbo Tax always attempts to upsale me by recommending i upgrade the version. This year, I bought the basic version as usual. It will not do my return and it looks worthless to me. To do my return, I would have to purchase a version that cost $90. I think this was Chickensh*t on Intuits part. I purchased the H&R tax software and am very satisfied with it. I will never purchase any Turbo Tax product even if i have to my return manually.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Basic edition misleading

    Posted
    NoTurboTax

    I also bought Basic assuming I can use for long form like the past years. My fault for not reading label. Then why would it allow me to fill out forms then tell me I need to upgrade for filing 1040 long form? But if you go directly to Health tab when prompt to upgrade you can complete the return and e-file. Must be subpar programmers writing this program. After this return no more Turbo Tax.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    doesn't meet needs

    Posted
    DOCathome
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    Basic prior to 2014 worked for all users, not the 2014. If you itemize they force you to buy the Premier upgrade for another $50 and no refund for buying the Basic turkey version. AND BestBuy did not have the Premier version in stock - went to OfficeMax where they had all version in stock at a lower price....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to understand. Simple instructions.

    Posted
    ChiefCrazyHorse
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    I have used Turbo Tax for several years and have found it very self explanatory. Helpful hints and explanation boxes if you get stuck. I have used other versions of Turbo Tax and have had the same satisfaction. One year I left something out and had to amend the return, it was all right there on the program. No hassles at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Turbo Tax

    Posted
    MOHAWK1510
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    AS everyone knows Turbo Tax has changed their formats so you have to buy the Premium edition in order to file returns that you used to be able to do with Basic. I returned this and bought the basic H & R Block software for less money which supports all of the most complicated forms you need.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good tax program

    Posted
    doglover
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    I usually buy Turbo Tax Basic but was apprehensive when I heard about the changes that were made to the program this year. I received an email from Turbo Tax indicating that I could buy the basic program and would receive any upgrades that I needed for free. They were true to their word.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only for the most basic return

    Posted
    Tom62
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    As advertized, this tax program is only for the most basic returns. It has the usual very good interface TurboTax is noted for and does the math for the return, so if you only need 1040EZ or 1040A this progrma works well. With any more complexity, H&R Block basic is a better and more cost effective choice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    software deficient for itemized deductions

    Posted
    crzymon
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    This year the software was changed so that you could not use for itemized deductions, to require you to purchase more expensive version. I worked around the problem and was not about to upgrade to their more expensive product. product ok if they change it back next year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I really love Turbo Tax for filing my income tax

    Posted
    UltraMarathoner
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    I have been using Turbo Tax for filing my income tax every year since 2006. I've always found it easy to use. And I find it so nice that I don't have to enter information that hasn't changed from the previous year. It's a great product that I would recommend to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    still worth it

    Posted
    Robert
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    Even with the horrific decision of Intuit execs to remove some of the most critical deduction sections, the upgrade process was fairly painless and everything worked out well. I will continue to purchase TurboTax in the future -- or until they decide to change it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Intuit changed up content of TurboTax versions

    Posted
    AL1234
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    Have used TurboTax Basic for years & they changed up the Forms & Schedules included in this version without fair warning. Basically wasted money on this version since didn't realize until loaded that no longer could handle schedule D for investments.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't know for this year yet!

    Posted
    WillytJohn21
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    I have used Turbotax for many years, all with great success. Always user friendly and remarkable carry over from year to year. Have purchased 2015, but have not loaded yet so cannot comment on this issue. Have recommended to kids and many friends. W.T.J.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy installation and use

    Posted
    SandandSea2theMovies
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    Very easy to install and use. Directions easy to follow. Saves you some time, quick filing and tax return. I will continue to use this. Love being able to file on my schedule and not having to make an appointment with someone else and waiting on them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Limited no schedule D

    Posted
    jrcomment
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    Revised Basic, now does not have schedule D for stocks. Must purchase premier to get schedule D. I do not need state also, so will get competitor product and save $50

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OK IF ONLY HAVE AN EZ RETURN

    Posted
    bballkid
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    REQUIRED TO UPDGRADE FOR ADDITIONAL $40 JUST FOR A SCHEDULE D WHICH WAS INCLUDED LAST YEAR IN THE DELUXE. EITHER HAVE TO OVERRIGHT FIELDS OR SPEND ALOT MORE MONEY WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN CASE IN PAST. WILL NOT BUY NEXT YEAR

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Turbo tax basic changed. Needed to up grade

    Posted
    Jerry
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    Turbo tx prep. Has problems. Had to upgrad to additional 70$ program. Tax now says they will reimburse , but is pain. I think product is very good and have used it fo many years but they switched gears and confused many.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend