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

Platform : Windows 7, Mac OS X
3.3 out of 5 stars 759 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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Find and maximize your deductions.


TurboTax Deluxe helps find and maximize deductions. The software includes all the features in TurboTax Basic and guides customers step-by-step through mortgage interest, charitable contributions, education expenses, medical expenses and more. Not only does TurboTax Deluxe show taxpayers how to qualify for deductions, it also tracks how much they have saved. The software also includes ItsDeductible--the "bluebook" for donated items that helps accurately value your donations in compliance with IRS guidelines.

Asks easy questions
We customize questions to your unique tax situation and put your answers on the right tax forms for you. Click to enlarge.

Maximizes deductions
We search for more than 350 deductions to get you the biggest 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 do your taxes with ease.

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 refund--guaranteed.

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.

Filing Multiple Returns? It’s Easy with TurboTax

You can prepare and print unlimited federal 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 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.

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.

Why TurboTax Deluxe is the easiest choice for you...

TurboTax Deluxe was designed to make it easy for you to get the biggest tax refund possible. Choose TurboTax Deluxe if any of the following apply to you:

  • You own your home
  • You donated to charity
  • You have significant education or medical expenses
  • You have childcare expenses
  • You have lots of deductions

If you own investments or rental property, choose TurboTax Premier. It has everything in Deluxe PLUS will provide extra guidance so you get the most from your investments.

If you are a sole proprietor, consultant, 1099 contractor, or single-owner LLC, TurboTax Home & Business has everything in Premier and will help you make the most of your business and personal deductions.

If you own an S Corp, partnership, C Corp, or multiple-owner LLC, choose TurboTax Business.

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.

Product Details

Platform: PC Disc | Format: Box
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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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 759 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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By Mark Adler 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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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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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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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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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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