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TurboTax Premier Federal + E-File + State 2018 - Mac|Windows-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 301 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy to use

    Posted
    Wonton
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    Turbo Tax Premier is an easy solution to tax preparation. It walks you through the process step by step. All you need is to have your employee, bank and investment paperwork and the process is simple. Turbo Tax takes you through each area and asks questions regarding your life situation, ownership, investments, etc. guiding you through the burdensome process of yearly taxes. It even allows you to pause and return another time when ready. No meeting with an accountant or advisor, just enter your data at your own pace. I would highly recommend this product to anyone having to file taxes. The best part is as you enter information, the display at the top shows you if you owe money or you're getting a refund. Of course, we all want to be getting a refund, but, you know. If you gotta' do your taxes, this is definitely the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Works great except one huge flaw

    Posted
    Nope
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    TurboTax works great unless you are a high volume stock trader. This program won’t let me import my Etrade information even though I had less than 2000 trades (which is supposedly the limit). It also doesn’t give you enough numeric characters to manually enter your 1099-b if you have over $999,999 in total proceeds and cost basis - which most high volume traders will have. That is NOT my gain...just total proceeds and cost basis Also, this year, turbo tax support has been worse than any of the 7 previous years I’ve used it. Therefore I can’t recommend this product unless you have a super simple return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    TomF
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    Very easy to use and data entry is clear and concise. I was able to enter multiple K-1 schedules with ease. The only drawback that I can see from this experience is that if you have a K-1 with entries for Box 1 & 2, you have to enter the K-1 for each box separately and it is not clear whether or not you have to re-enter all the other box's data when you enter the rental income in Box 2. It would be nice if the program could just figure it out that there are 2 entries and it would save you from having to enter the k-1 identifying data all over again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No Digital Download

    Posted
    Duped
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    BestBuy website stated a digital download format was available, which was ideal since I don't have a CD/DVD reader. However, when CD was shipped, there was no way to digitally download without the CD. After I received the CD and could not find the digital download instructions, BestBuy customer service stated that there is no digital download option from BestBuy. Digital download is only available if you order from the TurboTax website. Now I have to go to the store, which is what I wanted to avoid in the first place. Very misleading.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is great.... Saved tons of money!

    Posted
    Dirk
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    I have done my taxes solo with no software to assist in preparing my federal and state taxes. My situation changed and I was worried that I might get audited if I made a mistake this software is fantastic because it catches things that I have missed in the past I have saved over $200 by using this product and I have the reassurance that I will be assisted in the event that there is a mistake that the IRS is contesting. I would recommend this product to anyone !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    covers all the bases! Well worth the money.

    Posted
    Seahawk
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    Tried doing my taxes by myself and that did not go very far! It was either going to a tax "specialist" which would have cost several hundred dollars or get Turbo Tax. Turbo Tax guided me every step of the way and also offered suggestions on getting the most of my refund. E-File was easy and I actually liked the info they asked to make sure that you are actually the person(s) filing. It only took 10 minutes or so to get a reply saying that the IRS received my return. I highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Some bugs in this software

    Posted
    Cobby
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    I have used it for years. We have a rental property. It would not bring forward prior year depreciation, had to enter it again. Realized it had also not calculated depreciation on the property last 2 years. Had to catch that up. I have a strong accounting background so I can see the errors. That should not be necessary. Up until about 2 years ago this software was very dependable. You would be better off with an accountant if you have investments, rentals.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a good year

    Posted
    ckbell
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    I have used Turbo Tax since the mid 1980's and it has always been a joy to use (even though doing my taxes is not). This year I have to say, "IT IS A CLUNKER." Can you say soooo slow and unresponsive, especially when working on deductions (Schedule B) and I am using a PC with an i7 CPU and 16 gigs or ram.. I will try it next year, but if it is as clunky for tax year 2019 I am through with it. REALLY disappointed, a very frustrating experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple to use

    Posted
    atb7
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    The premier TurboTax makes it simple to file your federal and state tax returns. This includes preparation of both, but unfortunately requires you to pay extra for multiple states and E-filing in each state. If you don't mind filing by mail, you don't have to pay the extra fee for one state. Unless you have investments or property, you may not need this tier and can likely opt for the cheaper TurboTax offerings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good way for taxes…

    Posted
    Jofus
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    We use Turbo Tax Premier and have been for several years now. We find the online and voice tax assistance very helpful for those numerous tax questions that tend to come up…it’s a blessing having someone to explain tax situations that one would otherwise have to go digging for through countless Tax Laws. We’ve not used other tax software so we can offer no comparison; however, we find this program quite useful. Happy tax prepping!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only dummies don't use it.

    Posted
    Turk182
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    Simply put, I've been using it for years and it's great. EVERYTHING you need is in it because it gets updated all the time. EVERYTHING!!!! Unbelievable how many people don't use it because their taxes are "complicated". Sorry but you're not all millionaires with REAL headaches. If you're too dumb (or lazy) to use TT, then you're both a coward and person who deserves to get ripped off by a "tax professional".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Missed state itemization differences

    Posted
    DJMc
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    I've used TurboTax for the last three years with complete satisfaction. This year with numerous changes to the Federal tax law, the software missed an opportunity to itemize on KY taxes. Since I did not have enough deductions to itemize on Federal it didn't optimize my return and failed to recognize the opportunity to itemize my state.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    bobbyboy
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    My bank had a "free" tax filing program available. I tried it. It was worth exactly what I paid for it. Turbotax covers all complicated tax issues that I have experienced perfectly, especially at the state level. Anything else is a complete waste of time. You cannot ascertain how the freebees fail until you have made a major time investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Buggy, unlike before

    Posted
    ramza2019
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    Turbotax has been generally reliable in past years, but this time it's buggy in a serious way. It put blanks when importing my W2 the first time around, which I only caught my manually inspecting it later, and it also tried to skip my entering in college tuition info. If you use this, pay attention to the numbers that it churns out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy, accurate, and reliable.

    Posted
    Jeb2Ohio
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    I've used TurboTax for my tax return for more than 10 years. This is my 4th year using Premier, because it makes investment reporting easy. I just download the info into TurboTax from my investment firm. It's the next best thing to having an accountant do my taxes. It guides me through all the steps I need to do and checks everything for accuracy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job...but overpriced

    Posted
    Ronin
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    I've tried other software from H&R Block and Tax Act, which are generally cheaper. TurboTax is more user friendly and hence my inclination to purchase over the other two. If the other two software improves their user friendliness....I would be willing to switch. I give 3 stars because of its cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good tool for doing your own taxes

    Posted
    kentigger
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    I've been using turbo tax a few years now and it's a pretty easy tool to use. I used to use a tax preparer. But paying $400 for a fairly straight forward tax return seemed ridiculous. And now I have some K-1's to deal with so I'm sure I would have been charged even more. And now I have a better understanding of my own tax situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    thorough and easy to use program

    Posted
    Dbbuf
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    I have used Turbo Tax for years - the step by step program is great for beginners, or you can skip that, and just work on the items that you know you need. Clear instructions. View or print all the forms you need for individual tax returns. Includes one free state, which is great if you live in a state that requires filing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheaper than an accountant

    Posted
    Zoot
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    I’ve been using TurboTax fo 15 years. It is much cheaper than an accountant (my mother has hers done by one so I am well aware of the difference). It automatically takes a lot of last year’s data and pre-fills the forms which saves much time, and being able to download investment data directly from the broker saves hours!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good tax preparation program

    Posted
    taxman
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    I have used TurboTax for several years, and have always had good results. We need the Premier version because of our investments. I like that Federal electronic filing is included. I do not use State filing since Illinois has filling for free on the Illinois Department of Revenue web site.

    I would recommend this to a friend