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TurboTax Business Federal + E-file 2011[Download]

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  • Includes everything needed to complete your business income taxes
  • Guides you step-by-step to ensure accuracy and maximize business deductions
  • Identifies industry specific deductions and simplifies asset depreciation
  • Creates W-2 and 1099-MISC forms for your employees and contractors
  • Includes Audit alerts
  • Free one-on-one expert tax advice live by phone or chat
  • Guides you step-by-step to ensure accuracy and maximize business deductions, including audit alerts
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  • Release Date: November 10, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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It's easier than ever to do your own business taxes.

Knows Your Business and Does the Hard Work for You

With TurboTax Business, you don’t need to know a thing about business taxes. Its customized interview tailors itself to your type of business (corporation, partnership, or multi-member LLC) and provides extra guidance to simplify tax preparation and help you maximize tax savings. Just answer simple questions and let TurboTax do the rest.

Easier Than Ever

Saves time and gives you a head start by transferring last year's data and showing a year-over-year comparison for your business.

*New* Creates K-1 Forms Electronically

Now you can distribute K-1s electronically in PDF format and save a trip to the post office.

Imports Your Data

Skip the data entry and rely on an accurate import of Profit & Loss statements from QuickBooks.1 If your chart of accounts is not tax-ready,2 TurboTax automatically imports your QuickBooks income and expense accounts and classifies them in the appropriate tax categories that you can edit.

Feel Confident Your Taxes
Are Done Right

Now Free! Only TurboTax software offers one-on-one expert tax advice free for everyone, live by phone and chat.

Creates Unlimited W-2, 1099-MISC, 1099-INT and 1099-DIV Forms

Prepare forms for employees, contractors, shareholders and partners. All calculations can be done and printed on plain paper—no need for special-colored ink forms.

Simplifies Entering Income and Expenses

Speeds you through entering all your business expenses, no matter how you track them. If you have a Profit & Loss statement, TurboTax streamlines data entry so you can quickly enter all your income and expenses. If you track expenses manually, TurboTax gives you all the guidance you need to ensure you’ve covered all income sources and expense categories.

Handles Multiple Businesses

Lets you prepare returns for multiple businesses, even if they are different entity types. Provides extra guidance for entering multiple businesses.

Includes Extra Guidance for New Businesses

Shows which start-up costs new businesses can deduct.

*Improved* Covers Real Estate Rental Property Activities

Guides you step-by-step through a customized rental real estate experience, so you can rest assured that all related income and expenses are covered.

Makes State Business Taxes Easier, Too

No retyping necessary! Transfers your federal data to TurboTax Business State3 so you can complete your state return quickly, easily and with greater accuracy.

Federal Efile Included

Federal efile is included with TurboTax Business. It's easier and more accurate than paper filing and is the IRS's preferred filing method.4

Why TurboTax Business is the easiest choice for you ...

TurboTax Business is the do-it-yourself business tax software you’ve been looking for.

Now you can complete your business taxes on your schedule—and save money doing it.

TurboTax Business covers your federal business tax return for:

  • Multi-Member LLCs (Form 1065)
  • Partnerships (Form 1065)
  • S Corporations (Form 1120S)
  • C Corporations (Form 1120)
  • Estates and Trusts (Form 1041)

TurboTax Business works best if your small business:

  • Is an S Corporation, C Corporation, partnership, or multi-member LLC
  • Has revenue of less than $250,000
  • Has fewer than five employees

Sole proprietors, consultants, 1099 contractors: use TurboTax Home & Business.

After you do your business taxes, you’ll also need a TurboTax personal tax preparation software product. We recommend TurboTax Deluxe.

Maximizes Business Deductions to Help You Save

Helps You Get Every Business Deduction You Deserve

Shows you what business expenses you can deduct including:
  • Vehicle Expenses: Shows you whether you’ll get a bigger refund using actual expenses or the standard mileage rate. Provides extra help for splitting vehicle expenses between business and personal use.

  • Supplies: Your paper, ink, postage, staples, CDs, coffee, and more can add up to big savings.

  • Large Purchases (Assets): Tells you if you should fully deduct equipment this year or if you need to depreciate.

  • Promotion and Advertising: Learn how to deduct expenses like brochures, business cards, web sites, and sponsorships.

  • Travel: Tells you when (and how much) you can deduct for meals, airfare, taxis, hotels and more.
Identifies Industry-Specific Deductions

Walks you through typical deductible expenses by industry to help you spot commonly overlooked deductions.

Simplifies Asset Depreciation

Reviews your large purchases (assets) and helps you determine the most advantageous, tax-saving strategy for your assets. Then guides you through calculating and reporting depreciation.

Here's how it works:

1Asks easy questions in plain English, then fills out the right business tax forms for you

2Maximize business deductions for vehicles and supplies and helps find more write-offs by industry

3Federal efile is now included for fast IRS confirmation

Provides Support and Guidance Each Step of the Way

World-Class Help Built Right In

Provides FAQs, tax topic videos, easy-to-follow tips and how-to’s, troubleshooting articles, government instructions, and IRS publications, so you can get the answers you need every step of the way.

24/7 Support Web Site

Easily search the Support knowledge base for answers to your specific questions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

FREE Technical Support

Got a software question? No problem! Get answers from a TurboTax expert via phone or live chat.

Also Available: Ask a Tax Expert

Offers one-on-one, live support from highly qualified tax professionals, skilled at answering questions specifically related to federal tax law. Additional charges apply.

Helps Reduce Audit Risk

Accurately Calculates Your Taxes, Guaranteed

Does all the math for you and we guarantee its accuracy. Chances are slim, but if you should get hit with an IRS or state penalty or interest because of a TurboTax calculation error, we’ll pay you the penalty and interest.

Checks Your Return for Errors

Double-checks your return for accuracy and completeness and helps you fix any errors before the IRS spots them.You can be confident your taxes are done right.

Alerts You to Audit Red Flags

Points out deductions and tax situations that may increase your risk of an IRS audit.

Also Available: Audit Defense

Provides full-service representation by a trained tax professional. You will never have to meet with the IRS, unless you want to.5

Efiling Your Business Returns

Efile Included--Federal efile is included with TurboTax Business. State efile available for an additional fee.

Filing for Multiple Businesses?--You can efile up to five federal returns at no additional charge.

System Requirements:
  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or faster processor
  • Windows XP (32-bit) Home/Pro with Service Pack 3 or higher / Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate / Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) / Administrative rights required
  • 512 MB (1 GB recommended) RAM
  • 800×600 screen resolution (1024×768 recommended)
  • 56 Kbps modem (Broadband connection recommended)
  • Microsoft .NET 4 (included with TurboTax Installer) / Adobe Reader 8 or higher
  • 2X CD-ROM drive
  • 500 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed) Hard Disk
  • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer

*Cost includes tax preparation and printing of unlimited federal tax returns and free federal efile of up to 5 federal tax returns. State e-file is an additional fee. E-file fees do not apply to New York state returns. All prices are subject to change without notice. 1. 2005 or higher for Quick-import; 2009 for Classic import. 2. Tax-ready means that the tax line assignments are made to your chart of accounts. 3. TurboTax Business State sold separately. 4. To complete efile with TurboTax Business, print out the authorization form (8453), sign it, scan it, convert it to a PDF, then attach it to your electronic filing record. Requires a scanner (sold separately). 5. Service provided by TaxResources, Inc.; additional fees apply. 6. Live tax advice service is free and available by phone or chat through 4/30/12 for questions on 2011 U.S. Federal and State tax returns (restrictions apply). Service, experience levels, hours of operation, and availability vary and are subject to change without notice.

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Customer Reviews

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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot override social security withheld in W-2s December 9, 2011
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So I am currently on the phone for the second day in a row - 2 hours yesterday (lady was very nice and helpful) problem was escalated to be fixed. For those that do payroll, you should understand. I was working on the W-2s for my 2 employees. The amount of medicare and social security withheld was different from the calculated amount - this is from rounding differences as they are added up through the year. TurboTax is well aware of this and has a checkbox so that you can overwrite the calculated values to correctly enter what was withheld and not get errors - and this is what I want to do because I want to report to the IRS what was withheld. However, the checkbox does not work to allow overwrite of the social security amount. So yesterday, they escalated the problem. However, today I get a phone call to just change the W-2 to match the calculated amount! That is unacceptable - you must report to the IRS exactly what was withheld. Furthermore, their program does acknowledge this and is suppose to allow it (hence the checkbox), but it does not work for the social security amount withheld!

This has to be fixed - I know I will not be the only one with this issue. I am sure it will be, but getting them to understand the issue appears to be the main issue now!

UPDATE : This has been fixed and everything is working fine now.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Download error - major problem! January 29, 2012
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This review refers to the download product - TurboTax Business Federal + E-file 2011[Download]. I cannot yet comment on the software itself, although in year's past I've been generally satisfied. My only disappointment with the program, based on previous year's experiences, is that Intuit hits you for an additional fee ($30, roughly) for the state program and efile.

Now, as for this year's version - DO NOT DOWNLOAD. At least, not until the downloader error is fixed. I downloaded this program this morning, and after installation I went ahead and opened the program. Everything was working smoothly to this point. However, TurboTax Business 2011 did not open. NO! Rather, TurboTax Deluxe 2011 opened. Now, I had previously purchased and installed TurboTax Deluxe 2011, so I figured maybe the desktop icon was in error. NO! Turns out, another copy of TurboTax Deluxe 2011 was indeed installed, and registered. Well, hmmm.... no big deal, I suppose, except any attempts to access TT Deluxe personal tax returns, or attempts at again installing TurboTax Business 2011, resulted in errors, errors and more errors! Finally, I had to return to a prior Windows Restore point, uninstall all copies of alleged "TurboTax Business 2011" and my actual TurboTax Deluxe 2011, delete stray files, reinstall fonts (Arial and Verdana), then reinstall TurboTax Deluxe 2011. Thankfully, I had backed up the personal tax returns so I had uncorrupted data files readily available after all this tomfoolery.

Sadly, I have a day set aside today to work on my taxes, but no TurboTax Business 2011 to work on them with. The downloader is clearly defective. (Yes, I tried downloading again, and same garbage resulted.) I don't know whether fault lies with Amazon or Intuit, but this is clearly horrid quality control. To receive a program other than the one purchased, AND have it corrupt other installed programs and data files, is not acceptable.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Super Slow updating forms February 2, 2012
By Bonnie
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I have had my returns ready to go for 2 weeks now. The K1 forms are still not updated by Turbo Tax. They have backed up the date the forms are available 3 times. Now waiting until 2/16 is unacceptable. I will be purchasing another software and doing my taxes elsewhere. This is just ridiculous. Wish I could get a refund for both the business software and the home and business software I wasted my hard earned money on.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars On Line completion of W-2's & 1099's January 28, 2012
By Acct
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I really, really, really dislike the new feature that forces the input of 1099 and W-2 data into the online website. Keep getting kicked off. Beware!!! The W-2 efile feature does not work. Just spent 45 minutes on hold with the help people to find out that the e-file isn't working and they don't know when the problem will be resolved. Perhaps that should be their error message instead of "Houston we have a problem"?

May rethink using Turbo Tax - too late for this year's filing, but wait 'til next year!!!!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT January 28, 2012
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I have never written a review for anything before but people have to be warned. Turbotax has changed the way they do W-2's. You have to do them online and their website is GARBAGE. It's basically down constantly. What this means is you can't do your W-2's when you need to get them done. RUN AWAY!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I Wish There Was A Good Alternative February 20, 2012
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After reading the bad reviews and having problems last year with this product for some reason I bought it again this year. Mainly because I use quickbooks and used this product last year so I thought despite any problems that doing my taxes would be quicker just for the importing reasons.

I wish I had not bought the product. In my opinion it should be considered defective. My company made a nice profit last year. TurboTax showed this on the screen when it imported the data. However, when it put it on the tax returns it showed a loss. I have no idea why it did this. It was off by a tremendous amount. For some reason it had screwed up importing some of the partners' capital account data. It was 100% erroneous. And when this cascaded through the returns it made errors.

I had to correct it by hand.

I called Quickbooks and said I wanted a refund. They must get a lot of problems with this product as the lady on the phone was very nice and said she couldn't give me a refund because I bought it through Amazon. I did however get a refund on the State edition.

Being a Quickbooks user I wish this product worked better. After problems last year I was tempted to try HR Block's business product even though I would have to import the data myself. That product doesn't get good reviews either but I'm going to try it next year. Not sure why I ignored all the 1 star reviews for this.

Update: I am impressed that Amazon refunded my money after I wrote them with my complaint.
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