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TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-file + State 2011 for PC [Download] [Old Version]

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  • Guides you step by step to get your maximum refund
  • Automatically double-checks your return for errors
  • Includes Audit Risk Meter which helps you reduce your chance of an audit
  • Includes Free Federal E-File
  • Plus, includes a download of one TurboTax State product
  • Free one-on-one expert tax advice live by phone or chat
  • Includes Free Federal E-File and one download of a TurboTax State product
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Platform: PC Download
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  • ASIN: B005S4Y13K
  • Release Date: November 10, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (891 customer reviews)
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TurboTax Deluxe: Guides you step-by-step to maximize your deductions.

System Requirements:
  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or faster CPU
  • 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 RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 800×600 screen resolution monitor (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
  • Hard Disk: Federal Products: 500 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed) / State Products: 15 MB / Federal plus State Products: 515 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed)
  • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer

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177 of 180 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars worked fine for me December 21, 2011
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I just downloaded TT Deluxe, and did my usual preliminary tax computation for 2011. (I'm using Windows 7, on a pretty fast computer, with all Windows updates current.)

I had no problems with the program. It installed with no problems, checked for updates (none), found various copies of my 2010 tax file, allowed me to select one of them. I quickly reviewed the imported 2010 info, and it all looked correct.

I don't use the "import from Quicken" feature, because I find that it sometimes causes problems. Instead, I create reports in Q that I export in TXF format, which I can then import into TT. This worked fine. I couldn't download my brokerage & mutual fund information yet, obviously, since that will not be available until late Jan or early Feb. Same with the W2 info. Instead I entered some info based on my records, just to go through the preliminary calculation. Everything worked as expected. BUT note that some forms (e.g., Sch D) aren't finalized yet, are waiting for the IRS.

One note: Intuit pushes the more expensive Premier version for those with investment income, but you don't need it unless your situation is rather complex. If all you have is mutual funds and some brokerage stock/bond transactions, you're likely to be fine with Deluxe. (If you have option trading, you'll have to look into the details, Deluxe might still be fine.)
NOTE: Thought it might be helpful to briefly report here what TT says about why they recommend Premier; they help if the following apply to you: Unsure of your capital gains? Don't know your cost basis? Confused by ESPP sales?

Also note that in the past I've used H&R Block (aka TaxCut), and have found it to be about as good as TT. If I were paying money, I'd get the one that's cheaper.
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315 of 357 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars HOLD OFF November 27, 2011
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Let me first say that I have always used Turbo Tax and will continue to do so. However, I bought the 2011 yesterday and installed it on my Mac, running Lion. The install was fine, BUT I was then asked if I wanted to install 3 updates (a never ending, but necessary function for tax software). I agreed and after being patient, as requested by the update, for over 30 minutes, I realized that the install had frozen my computer and I had to Force Quit my Mac. Thinking that this was just a fluke, I tried it again and the same thing happened during the install, including the Force Quit. I then decided to reinstall Turbo Tax and not agree to the update. It worked, but it couldn't find the Turbo Tax 2010 automatically and I had to find it myself for this function to work. Hopefully, for 2011, the ability to password protect my return will work since, for whatever reason, the password protect doesn't work on Mac - this was confirmed by Turbo Tax Support last year.

My conclusion- Intuit was in such a rush to get the product on the shelves for Black Friday and sell as many as they could as soon as possible, that they didn't really care about how good a product they were selling initially thinking they could always correct problems with updates- too bad they didn't think about how to correct an update problem which will prevent any corrections to take place.

I would wait a month or so until to buy Turbo Tax and let Intuit fix all the bugs rather than get frustrated. Tax returns are not a lot of fun, so why double the pain?
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't try to switch from another program December 27, 2011
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I have used H&R Block tax software for years, started when it was affiliated with MS Money and was using Money. I switched to Quicken 2 yrs ago and decided to try TurboTax this year. Big mistake!

They say you can transfer last yrs return from H&R Block and several other software programs. Don't believe them, unless you had a simple return with no investment, interest income, itemized deductions etc. It does not work and the software crashes.

I did transfer my daughter's file with no problem but her's is only income from salary with a std ded. A more complicated return/file does not transfer.

I tried contacting support via online chat and phone six times with no solution, just a lot of meaningless talk. Suggestions like, restart your computer, reinstall the software, the datafile must be corrupted, we don't support transferring data from other software, etc. They have no clue. Finally bought H&R Block software, loaded last yrs datafile with no problem and told TurboTax I wanted a refund.
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89 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy now, if the price is right! November 30, 2011
By David
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
I've used TurboTax for many years and trust Intuit with calculating and filing my taxes.

I've read a few poor reviews for TurboTax 2011 as they mention some software bugs. But I don't agree with their advice to hold off on purchasing, as the updates from Intuit will be available via Internet software updates. Intuit will not be pulling the current boxed version off the store shelves and replacing them with an updated revision. TurboTax, as well as the competition, often do scheduled updates throughout the tax season from the original boxed release of the product for that tax year.

My advice is if you find TurboTax priced right, buy it and wait to install (or begin your taxes) until the initial updates are released. It is advised that you always check for updates every time you execute the program to work on your taxes or file.

I purchased my copy of TurboTax from Amazon at 17% off List Price with Free Super Saver Shipping.
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