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no need for deluxe or premier
on March 7, 2013
TurboTax has gotten steadily better over the years and is very good now. I shopped around a bit and found Amazon's price to be the lowest.
The TurboTax website recommends the deluxe edition if you have kids, own a home or have lots of deductions, and they recommend the premier edition if you have investments or rental properties. I would definately go with their recommendations IF this is your first time using TurboTax. If in subsequent years your tax situation is the same and you don't need the extra guidance, you could get by with the cheaper basic edition. I've had no problems using the basic edition even though I've had a fair amount of investment activity (dividends and capital gains from sales of mutual funds and ETFs . . . no options or futures trading). I know the basic edition can handle itemized deductions.