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TurboTax Home & Business Federal + E-file + State 2011 [Old Version]

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  • Guides you step by step through your self-employment and personal income taxes
  • Provides help in finding small business tax deductions and industry specific deductions
  • Free one-on-one expert tax advice live by phone or chat
  • Expanded interview walks you through entering business income and expenses to help you maximize business and personal deductions
  • Includes Free Federal E-File and one download of a TurboTax State product
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Platform: PC Disc
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005TK6438
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 7.5 inches
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: November 22, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,182 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC Disc

Everything you need to easily do your personal and business taxes.


Guides you Step by Step through Self-Employment Income, Deductions, and Credits for your Biggest Tax Refund


Customizes questions based on your business profile (sole-proprietor, consultant, 1099 contractor, and single-owner LLC) and gives you step-by-step guidance for entering income and expenses.

Helps Find Small-Business Tax Deductions

Shows you which expenses you can deduct for your vehicle, supplies, utilities, home office expenses, and more, so you get every business deduction you deserve.

Identifies Industry-Specific Deductions

Walks you through tax write-offs by industry to help you spot commonly overlooked deductions.

Gets You the Biggest Vehicle Deduction

Shows you whether you'll get a bigger deduction using actual expenses or the standard mileage rate. Provides extra help for splitting vehicle expenses between business and personal use.

 

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.

Makes Entering Income Easier

Shows all business income types on a single page so you know you've covered all sources of business income.

Creates W-2 and 1099 Forms

Helps you prepare unlimited forms for employees and contractors. Does all calculations and prints on plain paper. No special forms needed. Mac users must have Internet access to create W-2 and 1099 forms.

Simplifies Asset Depreciation

Helps you determine which depreciation method will get you the biggest deduction, then guides you through calculating and reporting depreciation.

Streamlines Expense Entry

Walks you through all expense categories and provides additional tax deduction suggestions along the way so you can maximize your savings.

Offers Extra Guidance for New Businesses

Shows the startup deductions new businesses can take.

Also includes everything in Premier:


Helps You Get the Most from Your Investments


*Exclusive* Imports Your Investment Info


Saves time by automatically importing your investment info directly from your financial institution.

Helps You Accurately Report Investment Sales


Walks you through reporting sales of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Automatically calculates capital gains/losses and keeps track of those that carry over to future tax returns.

Determines Your Cost Basis


Finds your accurate purchase price for stock sales, in three easy steps.

Helps with Employee Stock Plans


Guides you through reporting sales and automatically determines your correct basis for selling shares purchased at different times or different prices.

401(k) Maximizer

Shows you how to increase your 401(k) contribution without decreasing your take-home pay.

*Exclusive*
Helps You Find Every Rental Deduction

Finds over 20 deductions for landlords, from travel to advertising to repairs to insurance.

*Exclusive*
Shows Your Best Rental Depreciation Method

Simplifies reporting rental property depreciation and shows which depreciation method will get you the biggest tax deduction.

Maximizes Refinancing Deductions


Guides you through deducting points, appraisal fees, recording costs, and more so you don’t miss a single chance to save.

Helps with New Rental Properties


Shows you step by step how to set up new rental properties.

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

TurboTax Home & Business was designed to help you take full advantage of your personal and business deductions so you get the biggest tax refund possible.

Choose TurboTax Home & Business if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are a sole proprietor, consultant, 1099 contractor, or single-owner LLC
  • You receive income from a side job or self-employment
  • You prepare W-2 and 1099-MISC forms for employees or contractors
  • You file your personal and business taxes together

If you own an S Corp, partnership, C Corp, or multiple-owner LLC, choose TurboTax Business.

Finds All Tax Deductions and Credits You Deserve to Get Your Biggest Refund

Maximizes Your Tax Deductions

Asks simple questions about your income, family situation and changes in your tax situation and credits. Then, based on your answers, searches for more than 350 deductions and credits to get you the biggest tax refund—guaranteed.

Looks for Deduction Opportunities as You Go

Shows you which deductions you’ve taken. Which deductions you haven’t. And tells you how to qualify for just about any deduction, so you don’t miss any opportunities to save.

Gets You the Maximum Deduction for Donations


ItsDeductible (included) helps you accurately value items you donate to charity–no more guessing. Plus, it tracks other donations such as cash, mileage and stocks, to help you get every charitable deduction you’re entitled to.

Handles Your Life Changes


Changed jobs? Got married? Bought a home? Had a baby? TurboTax guides you through common life changes, explains how the changes will impact your taxes, and tells you what you can deduct.

Helps with Medical Expenses


Does all the math and tells you if you qualify to deduct your medical expenses for maximum tax savings.

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TurboTax guides you through your taxes like a GPS,
with extra help for first time users.

Helps You Reduce Audit Risk

Tracks Your Audit Risk

Audit Risk Meter™ checks your tax return for common audit triggers. Shows whether your risk is high or low. And provides tips to help you reduce your chance of an audit.

Includes Downloadable Audit Support Center


Gives you step-by-step guidance on everything you need to know and do if the IRS contacts you.

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.3

Start your return and efile with Turbotax today.
Intuit will submit your return when the IRS starts
 accepting them on January 14, 2012. The IRS
will email you a confirmation within 48 hours.

Does the Hard Work for You

Asks Easy Questions, Tailored to You

Guides you step by step through your tax return and puts your answers on the right tax forms for you. Skips interview questions that don’t apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.

Automatically Fills in W-2 and 1099 Info

Gets your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 100,000 participating employers and financial institutions and automatically puts it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary.

Transfers Last Year’s Tax Info

No retyping necessary. Fills in information from your previous year’s return to save time and increase accuracy. Shows you what you’re importing and where it goes in your return. You can also import from other tax software including TaxACT and H&R Block’s TaxCut.

*New* Imports a PDF of Last Year's Tax Return
Easily imports prior year tax data/documents from TurboTax, other tax software brands4 and tax stores.5

Imports Your Financial Data

Imports information from your financial software (including Quicken®, QuickBooks® 2007 and higher4, and Microsoft® Money) so you can skip the cut and paste this year.

Makes it Easy to Hold Your Place


Flag areas in your tax return so you can get back to them easily.

Provides Help and Advice When You Need It

Live Tax Answers

Now Available! Get FREE one-on-one expert tax advice, live by phone or chat. Plus, you'll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.

Straightforward Guidance & Advice


Find help on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get plain-English explanations of specific tax areas and helpful examples when you need them.

Guide Me


Not sure how to answer a tax question? We’ll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.

Explains Your Return


Shows you a summary of your return, including income, tax, credits and payments so you know your taxes are accurate. Provides recommendations to help you get an even bigger refund next year.

FREE Technical Support


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

Why Make the Switch?

TurboTax is easy and it could save you money.


Leading
Tax Store
TurboTax
Asks you questions and fills in the right tax forms

Gets you every deduction and credit you deserve

Tips and advice tailored to your unique tax situation

Support in case of an audit (fees may apply)

Handles tax impact of changes in your life

Years of expertise to help answer your questions

Up-to-date with all the latest tax laws

Federal efile included at no extra charge

Prepare and file your taxes anytime, 24/7

Do your taxes yourself, without leaving home

Save on average $100 or more over
the leading tax store by choosing TurboTax.
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Spots Errors and Shows How to Fix Them

Smart Check™ Scans for Mistakes

Smart Check double-checks your return for errors, so you can be confident your taxes are done right.

Guaranteed Accurate Calculations


If you should get hit with an IRS or state penalty or interest due to a TurboTax calculation error, we’ll pay you the penalty and interest.

Keeps You Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Laws


With a single click you can check for updates each time you start to ensure your return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms. No more disruptions while you work on your return.

Get Your Refund Faster with Included Federal Efile


Shows Your Tax Refund in Real Time


Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. Our Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.

Federal Efile Included


Get your refund in as few as 8 days with efile and direct deposit. Free federal efile is included with TurboTax at no extra charge. If you’re a returning user, we’ll automatically transfer your efile information from your previous year’s return to save you even more time.

New Options to Get Your Refund Fast


Direct deposit your tax refund on a TurboTax Refund Card, a reloadable Visa prepaid card that can be used everywhere Visa debit is accepted. Or put your refund on a prepaid card you already have.

Which TurboTax is Right for You? Click to enlarge.


1. Cost includes tax preparation and printing of unlimited federal tax returns and free federal efile of up to 5 federal tax returns. Additional fees apply for efiling state returns ($19.95). 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. 2. TurboTax CD and Download users must have Internet access to interact with the Live Community. 3. Service provided by TaxResources, Inc.; additional fees apply. 4. Windows Only. 5. Documents must be imported in electronic (PDF) format. 6.Based on 2009 reported company and survey data for personal returns. Actual savings vary based on tax situation. 7. 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

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
173 of 178 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Tax Software Available (with a warning) November 29, 2011
By Stephen
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
I have been using Turbo Tax for about 10 years. In general it is an easy to use program and I have never been audited. I only enter legitimate data that I have a receipt for. If I was to be audited it wouldn't be a big deal.

6 years ago I had gone through the process of filling out all my forms but neglected to save the data prior to entering the E file area of the program. When I saw the state fee for E file, I tried to back out of the E file program section. All of my data prior to my last save was lost. This was about 6 hours of work. I know it was my fault for not saving my data, but I thought that the E file was included in the price of the program. I felt the program should require you to save the data prior to entering a section where the data would be lost if you backed out of the E file section. I called Intuit to let them know what happened and found the response to my issue underwhelming.

The Federal E file is free but the states may charge additional fee of about $20 to E file.

The next year I used an accountant which turned out to be a big mistake. It cost several times the price of the software package and all of my carryover deductions needed to be manually entered. I spent more time putting my information together for the accountant than I had spent in previous years doing the return myself. The accountant just made the deadline and repeatedly called asking for clarifications on deductions.

I learned my lesson from that experience. Now I always use Turbo Tax Home and Business but make sure I save my data throughout the entry process.

I'd give the product 4.5 stars if I could. I find the statement of E file to be slightly deceptive. The state filing is not included in the price the program.
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139 of 144 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars employee information data storage January 8, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I have used this product since 1997 to do my taxes. Unfortunately, this year Turbo Tax decided to store the payroll information on their servers rather than the consumers' desktops. The result is my employees' information is stored where I have no control. I will forever need to worry about security issues considering this data. If at some point in the future I need to amend the return, I will be dependent on the goodwill of Turbo Tax to access this data. I will no longer be using this product.
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Big changes in doing 1099s - mixed bag gets more mixed January 12, 2012
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Intuit is like lots of other aging software companies, dying to find ways to increase revenues with absurd complexification and attempts to extract rents from users. With TurboTax, there's by definition an annual need for a new package, but this year there are SIGNIFICANT changes to be aware of. The biggest, if you are preparing 1099s for contractors, is that the software seemingly requires you conduct the entire process on the Web. (Let's not even talk about Intuit's astonishingly offensive overriding of a user's set browser preference to fire up MS Internet Explorer frequently.) The claim is that this is at the behest of the IRS, which doesn't want to be processing paper. Regardless, there is seemingly no way to prepare the forms on your own machine first. HOWEVER, there is an undocumented way to do so: return to the home screen after starting the process of preparing 1099s, and click "File... New..." to start a new return. This will override the program and begin the basic, local process to prepare 1099s that we remember from prior years. No idea what will happen next year, but at least for this year you can avoid having everything forced through Intuit's online services.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
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Yes, what took me about half an hour last year from download, install and data entry is still not done after at least six times that long and I am ANGRY. I am trying to create 1099s, a simple programming function compared to the rest of the tax needs I am going to have as I prepare our full taxes and THE SYSTEM DOESN'T WORK. 1099 and W-2 is now forced to be online and the system is horrible, doesn't work and each successful data entry takes at least three attempts. And then you aren't sure if it is successful because instead of freezing your computer, you get this message:

Houston, we have a problem...
Luckily, we're not in space. Rest assured, our programmers are on it.

That may work if you sign out, sign in and try that again.
If you see this again, please contact us so we can help.

I am not amused. NASA wouldn't have ever gotten to the moon with TurboTax 2011 Software. They'd never gotten to the launchpad. Or the rocket built. We'd still think it was made of swiss cheese.

Then, of course, when you go back and try again, your data is often correct--after all you just entered a four digit number! Why would that break a system?

So, yes, believe the reviews. I haven't even started the individual tax return and I am worried. I might be buying TaxAct or whatever I can find before this tax season is over because my trust level is kaput. I could do 1099s online at the IRS site or handwrite them, they are the easiest, simplest form I will deal with over the next few months. But I bought TurboTax to make it even easier. And if it can't handle these, well, I shudder and I worry.
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