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Does not play well with Taxcut!
on April 2, 2011
I just finished my tax return for this year using this product. This is the 11th year that I have done my own taxes using TurboTax or the H&R Block TaxCut product. It is generally painless and, until this year, has always made me feel as though I had a complete and accurate return. This year, about halfway through the process, I realized that this Turbotax software never asked me for previous tax files like all of the other programs I've used did. I stopped, searched the menus and found the section that allows you to do that and went to import my 2009 TaxCut file. OOPS! Every time I try to import my 2009 tax files, I get an error message and am referred to the TT website. I followed all the instructions to resolve the problem. No dice. I cannot import my 2009 tax file. (I have always been able to import prior TurboTax files into Taxcut before.) HELLO!!!??? One of the huge advantages of using tax software is not having to import prior history. So, not only do I have to re-enter each type of deduction that I take every year MANUALLY, I get no comparison of last year to this year, no double-check to make sure I didn't miss anything I took last year, and no confidence that I've taken all the deductions I am normally entitled to. I switched to TaxCut a few years ago because I didn't like the way TurboTax jerked me around and tried to sell me more products or worse, things that should have been included for free, like multiple e-files. Apparently, I had forgotten how aggravating this company can be (I stopped using Quicken years ago because every click resulted in an attempt to sell me something.) If you used Taxcut last year, DON'T BUY TURBOTAX! Like many other failed software products in the past, Turbotax chooses to ignore that other products exist in the hopes that they will go away. Sorry, you lose. I will never, ever buy this product again!