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TurboTax Home & Business Federal + State + eFile 2008 [OLD VERSION]

by Intuit See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows Vista / 2000 / XP, Mac OS X
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Prepare and print unlimited federal and state returns; e-file up to five federal returns (per IRS guidelines) at no additional charge
  • Includes free federal efile -- receive IRS confirmation and get your refund in as few as 8 days
  • Tailors questions for sole proprietors, consultants, 1099 contractors, and single-owner LLCs and gives step-by-step guidance for entering income and expense
  • Expanded Schedule C guidance shows which expenses you can deduct for your vehicle, supplies, home office expenses and more to maximize your business deductions
  • Create W-2 and 1099-MISC forms for your employees and contractors (Windows only)

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / 2000 / XP, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001GL8UP4
  • Item model number: 408086
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 23, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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TurboTax Home & Business includes everything taxpayers need for self-employment and personal income taxes. Designed for taxpayers who have their own business, TurboTax Home & Business includes everything in TurboTax Premier plus an expanded interview that guides customers step-by-step through Schedule C, categorizing business expenses, maximizing home office deductions and calculating and reporting depreciation.

Asks easy questions about your business
Asks you questions in plain English, then puts your info on the right business tax forms for you. Click to enlarge.

Maximizes personal and business deductions
We search for more than 350 personal and self-employment deductions to get you the biggest tax refund possible--guaranteed. Click to enlarge.

Efile for a fast refund
Efile with direct deposit to get your refund in as few as 8 days. Federal efile included.

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

Provides Guidance for Self-Employment Income and Deductions

New easier interview 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.

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.

Improved--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.

Filing Multiple Returns? It’s Easy with TurboTax
You can prepare and print unlimited federal and state returns and e-file up to five federal returns (per IRS guidelines) with TurboTax at no additional charge. You get all the features and benefits of TurboTax, like year-over-year transfer and audit support tools.

Federal e-filing is easy, fast and more accurate than paper filing and eliminates paperwork hassles. You'll receive IRS confirmation your return has been received and best of all, you'll get a faster refund—in as little as 8 days.* And you can start and work on as many returns as you like and still use all the tax planning features (scenario and alternative planning) you've come to value without having to pay extra.

*IRS typically estimates 8-15 days for efile with direct deposit.

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.

Speeds Up Multiple Investment Entry
Short-cut interview lets you quickly enter multiple investments and provides extra help and guidance if you need it.

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.

Simplifies Reporting Multiple Properties
Short-cut interview speeds you through entering multiple rental properties and provides extra help and guidance if you need it.

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

Handles Supplemental Partnership Expenses
Guides you through deducting your out-of-pocket partnership expenses.

Helps with New Rental Properties
Shows you step by step how to set up new rental properties.

Finds All the Deductions You Deserve

Maximizes Your Tax Deductions
Asks simple questions about your income, family situation and changes in your tax situation. Then, based on your answers, searches for more than 350 deductions to get you the biggest tax refundÑguaranteed.

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.

Improved--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.

Helps You Reduce Audit Risk

New--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.

Alerts You to Audit Red Flags
Compares your deductions to national averages for your income bracket so you can quickly see if your deductions fall outside the norm and could possibly trigger an 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.

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.

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.

Improved--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.

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

Provides Help and Advice When You Need It

Live Tax Answers
Get live answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community. 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.

New--Guide Me
Not sure how to answer a tax question? We'll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.

New--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 e-mail, phone, or live chat.

Spots Errors and Shows How to Fix Them

Checks for Mistakes
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

Improved--Shows Your Tax Refund in Real Time
Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. Our improved Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.

New--Federal Efile Included
Get your refund in as few as 8 days with efile and direct deposit. Five federal efiles are now 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.

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Includes everything you need for your self-employment and personal income taxes.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Changed Price Structure!!! December 12, 2008
I just went to the TurboTax site and they advise that they have dropped the $9.95 addition charge for each additional return. They claim an update to the program will come out on Dec. 20 to remove the screen that advised of the charge.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
You may not need this expensive version of TurboTax if you're buying it primarily because you also have self-employment income (1099-MISC). I realize TT has recommended this but they've recanted and told me that the 2008 Deluxe version will be every bit as capable as the 2007 Deluxe version was in guiding us through the Schedule C, SE and other self employment forms.

Here's the dialogue:

TurboTax has just apologized to me.

TurboTax support has been extremely responsive in calling me back regarding my complaint to them about how badly they're confusing people on which TT product to buy.

I'd like you to read my question to them and then their answer. The bottom line is that TTDeluxe 2008 is every bit as comprehensive (and more) as the TTDeluxe 2007 product. There are no takeaways and no real reason for a Schedule D user to have to buy the Premiere version and no significant reason why a self-employed person MUST buy the Home/Business version. He knew their company screwed up and caused a public relations nightmare. Apparently the "recommended" upgrade products have expanded guidance and help for the uninitiated TT user.

If this 2nd review of mine is not accepted by Amazon, I will try to post it to the Premiere version and the Home/Business version and also as a comment to my 1st review here.

My question:

Considerable confusion exists as to whether a person with self employed income absolutely needs to buy the considerably more expensive Home/Business version. Your website indicates that the Deluxe version "includes" forms Sched. C, SE etc. and yet you say we should buy the more expensive program. This doesn't make sense.
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127 of 150 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Biggest rip-off by TurboTaX and Intuit! December 1, 2008
TurboTax Home & Business Federal + State 2007 [OLD VERSION]TurboTax Deluxe Federal + State + eFile 2008TurboTax Home & Business Federal + State + eFile 2008
I have just cancelled my automatic subscription to Turbo Tax Home and Business because of the HUGE, unreasonable and undisclosed increases to use the 2008 product. I have used TT for many, many years and in the last several, used it to do my two daughters' returns as well. In 2008, however, without ANY PRIOR DISCLOSURE to consumers, Intuit has ripped us all off by charging us $9.95 for any additional family member returns, whether we use E-file or not. This is ON TOP of the roughly 30% increase from last years product, when you could prepare and print out up to FIVE family members' returns at no additional charge. This was the last straw. I will NEVER use Turbo Tax or any Intuit product again, EVER. I highly recommend everyone to search for a tax software program that can import last years TT returns (such as Tax Cut, etc.) or look for a free on-line program. I've had it with Intuit's outrageous increases and rip-offs. They have just lost this long-time customer. Forever.
Richard Janci
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intuit Listening to their customers December 28, 2008
It is nice to see that Intuit is listening to their customers. They have revised their pricing structure to include 5 federal returns and e-files with each TurboTax product. Turbo Tax is still the best way to go if you are filing yourself, but I wasn't going to buy it until they revised their pricing structure. Thanks for listening Intuit.
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71 of 85 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Turbo Thief December 8, 2008
By RRR
Turbo Thief"
I have been a TT user for 15 years and a beta tester several times. The product itself is pretty good but the greed at Intuit is unbearable. In 2005, TT eliminated the free e-file coupon and raised the price. Now in 2008, TT again raises the price, charges for 1 e-file (weather you use it or not) and limits the number of returns to only 1. At half the current price, the product would be expensive. Now the cost is outright obscene. I couldn't possibly recommend TurboTax anymore.

I have read all the negative recommendations and blog posts here on Amazon and think "Larry" sums them all up.. "A name change is in order for this product now. It should be called 'Turbo-Thievery'."
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Believe Turbotax's Accuracy Guarantee! January 11, 2009
I've been buying Turbotax products for years, based on Turbotax's promise to pay any interest or penalty charges caused by any errors that its software makes when it calculates your return. Boy, was I shocked to learn that -- in practice -- Turbotax makes you jump through so many hoops (including providing them with an upload of the original, many years-old, computer data file or ENTIRELY redoing that year's tax return using new software that they provide) -- that it may be virtually impossible to get Turbotax to make good on its promise.

This year I was assessed an interest charge by my state because of a mistake that Turbotax made in my 2005 state tax return. The printed copies of my tax return clearly showed that an error had been made by Turbotax. But -- so far -- after I spent hours providing Turbotax with everything they required but was unable to re-create the exact same error on the (corrected?) software that Turbotax re-sent to me (I no longer had a copy of the original software), Turbotax hasn't reimbursed me a cent.

So much for their advertised promise of guaranteed accuracy. This seems to be just another case of consumer fraud.

If anyone else has had difficulty in collecting on Turbotax's promise to pay interest and penalties in case of errors on their part, please let me know. Maybe we can file a class action under deceptive/unfair consumer practive law.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Necessary to amend and re-file
Eased the preparation for required IRS amended return for re-file. Old filing information was not available. Have used Turbo for the last 6 years.
Published 2 months ago by ray
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely satisfied
This was a hard to find anywhere else. But thankfully i found it here. The quality was good and it worked great.
Published 2 months ago by Wayne DeLaune
4.0 out of 5 stars The product is very nice, but what's up with the high prices?
The product is very nice, but I don't understand how prices are determine. Here we have 2008 turbatax personal and business for only $10.95 also there is 2010 for around $17. Read more
Published 3 months ago by JRivera
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
This item was just what I needed to avoid paying the state a lot of money that I didn't owe them.
Published 5 months ago by Songbird13
4.0 out of 5 stars TurboTax Rules
I have been using this software for six years now and it gets better each year. I first purchased the software a year after paying $300+ for tax preparation. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Elvis
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great
I have used it for 3 years and works great, I find it very easy to use and apparently very accurate.
Published 8 months ago by Chuck Hoagland
5.0 out of 5 stars Turbo Tax Home and Business Federal and State eFile
Another item one of my daughters. She was able to do everything she needed to do with this Tax Aid. She wants me
to say thank you Amazon. Pam Spector.
Published 9 months ago by Pam
5.0 out of 5 stars Did great job
Helped me a great deal with my small business taxes. I use turbo tax every year since I bought this one.
Published 10 months ago by Snoogies
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased
Very pleased, conveniently priced.
A great deal for the price, will purchase the same product in the future as needed
Published 14 months ago by BAABS
5.0 out of 5 stars Problem at first but OK now
Had a problem installing. I installed the business first and started trying t use since I only wanted the Business. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kenneth yard
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