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TurboTax Deluxe Federal + State + eFile 2008 [OLD VERSION]

by Intuit
Platform : Windows 7, Mac OS X
749 customer reviews

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  • 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
  • Everything you need to easily do your tax return--asks easy questions customized to your situation, puts your answers on the correct IRS forms, checks for errors
  • Searches for more than 350 deductions, including mortgage interest, education, and medical expenses, to get you the biggest refund--guaranteed
  • TurboTax is the only tax software to include both e-filing and audit support with every federal return
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Platform: PC Disc | Format: Box
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
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  • ASIN: B001GL6QHS
  • Item model number: 408077
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (749 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,040 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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558 of 574 people found the following review helpful By Mark Adler VINE VOICE on January 11, 2009
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This is an edited review with the new information immediately below. The old portions of the review can be found further down below the dashes. There you can find out how Intuit managed to eliminate their negative reviews on Amazon, or how they almost lost a bunch of customers. Now for the review ...

As promised, this is my TurboTax Deluxe vs. TaxCut Premium review. I used both programs in parallel on my Mac to do two tax returns, one with rental properties, a side business, and investments. I won't keep you in suspense: TurboTax is better. Given the recent Intuit shenanigans with TurboTax limitations and pricing, I really wanted to discover that TaxCut was better. Alas, that was not to be.

So what's better about TurboTax? The most significant for me is TurboTax's display of last-year and this-year amount columns in the wages and income summary (you get there with "select specific topics" and after you visit each topic), the deductions and credits summary, and in the rental common expenses interviews. They are the best way to see what I need to do, and what I might have forgotten. Like those home owner's association dues on one of my properties that I almost forgot. TaxCut does provide a two-year summary, as does TurboTax. However I don't find that very useful in either program since it's at a high level. Also TaxCut shows it as a form, which is an inconvenient way to look at it.

TaxCut also manages to be annoying in how it displays last year's imported data. There is a single column with blue numbers for last year. You might think that they would change color or something when you enter this year's data, but no. TaxCut doesn't even keep track of what I've entered, since it asks me if I replaced the old information, when that's what I just did.
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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful By R. Hopkins on January 7, 2009
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I don't know what all the hoopla about whether or not TT Deluxe includes schedules C, D, and E is! TT BASIC includes these forms for crying out loud! Granted, their web site leads one to Premier if stocks have been sold, which is TOTALY misleading. If one digs deep enough to find out which forms are included and supported in BASIC, one will find: "Schedule D/D-1Capital Gains and Losses/Additional Capital Gains and Losses," "Schedule C/EZProfit (or Loss) from Business/Net Profit from Business," " Schedule ESupplemental Income and Loss." I have used BASIC for years and filled out schedule "A" with all my deductions including mortgage interest and medical deductions, "D" for all my stock sale gains and losses, and "E" for rental income.
Click on: [...] and then click on "Included Forms" in small blue print in the center of that page.
I live in Florida, so a state return is not needed. If you live in a state where a return is needed, then perhaps the Deluxe + State bundle may be cheaper than buying Basic + a State separately.
I think Intuit's leading customers to more expensive programs that are NOT needed in UNCONSCIONABLE!
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119 of 127 people found the following review helpful By Guybyny on December 16, 2008
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Initial reactions:

The good - we won the battle on print charges. The basic interface for selecting Income & Deduction categories remains unchanged from last year.

The bad - Nagging registration screen under the guise of Taxpayer Update Info. Why do I have to refuse this screen each & every time I start the program? Give me the 'stop nagging' option.

Tax reviews are in a clumsier format than last years version. They eliminated the useful side-by-side comparison of current year to prior year numbers. Instead they used that prior year space to show you what you entered into the program & what they are accepting for your return, the difference & a click through to what the reason may be. Also useful but now if you want to see how your taxes compare to last year you will need to launch last years program/return to do so.

It's Deductible - a great way to handle your non-cash deductions - must now be done on-line, using IE, and then imported into TT. Awkward - should be embedded in the TT program.
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116 of 125 people found the following review helpful By Ex TT customer on January 4, 2009
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1099 Recipients/Business Owners: If you need to file a schedule C then be aware that you will need to pay yet another hidden fee to Intuit [i.e. you will be forced to upgrade to the more expensive "premier" version given the "deluxe" version does not support schedule C filers...1 more change that Intuit attempts to quietly slip into the 2008 product in an effort to dupe customers. Intuit's strategy is clear: deceive customers until they are over invested and locked into using this year's product. TaxCut is far less expensive, offers an equally effective tax prep program and will transfer prior year return information prepared on turbotax.

As important, why did Amazon DELETE several hundred negative reviews and consumer outrage over Intuit's deceptive practices? I guess Amazon has chosen the financial consideration gained from the Intuit relationship at the expense of Amazon customers and integrity of their own business. The evidence is indisputable, hundreds of 1 star ratings have been deleted by Amazon after receiving vendor pressure from Intuit.
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164 of 181 people found the following review helpful By Steve on December 29, 2008
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I've used TurboTax for years, and always had problems with it. Always had to pay to efile, price goes up every year, and you have to buy it again, full price (rather than an update/upgrade) every year. And adding State returns, as most people have to do, almost doubles the base price. Now the final straw is this latest fiasco with paying for printouts. So they got caught trying to pull a fast one on their customers, and now they've backed off on it, and added free e-filing - which they should have had all along. But they've raised the price again this year so you're effectively paying to e-file anyway. No more TT for me. I'm going with Tax Cut, and will probably do so from now on, even if it were more expensive, just on principle alone. I'm done with Intuit.
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