Turbo Tax by Intuit Tax Software Review

#2 in Tax Preparation Software

 

Turbo Tax by Intuit software gets our nod for the second best tax preparation software simply because it made preparing your tax returns much easier. It provides excellent tools and guidance in helping tax payers create accurate returns while taking into account important information to maximize their returns. Turbo Tax by Intuit interface makes it an excellent choice for first time users and detailed enough for seasoned tax professionals.

 

Platforms

Cloud-based

Software

Mobile

 

Versions

Federal Free Edition

Deluxe

Premier

Home and Business

 

Plans and Features

Federal Free Edition

  • Prep, print, efile simple/1040EZ/A tax return
  • Automatically import W-2 income data
  • Get guidance from customer support agents via online chat (fees may apply)

*** Plus $27.99 – State Additional

 

Deluxe ($29.99)

  • Find every tax deduction and credit you qualify for
  • Extra guidance for homeowners
  • Life changes – help for changing your tax profile
  • Get maximum tax deductions for your donations
  • Track audit risk
  • Automatic import of W2, 1099 info, other important tax documents from 400,000 employers and organizations
  • Live experts answer by phone (CPAs and EA)
  • Transfer previous year Turbo Tax return
  • Get tax deductions from your dependents
  • Complete your tax form at your own pace
  • Secure, dedicated privacy team
  • Free Efile – direct deposit for fastest tax refunds
  • Thousands of error checks
  • Transfer of federal tax info to state
  • Updated with the latest tax laws
  • Monitor tax refunds in real-time
  • Tax refunds, your way (direct deposit or pre-paid)
  • No credit card required

Plus $36.99 – State Additional

 

Premier - Investments and Rental Property ($49.99)

  • Forms required for investment reports
  • Calculate costs basis for stock sales automatically
  • Tax saving rental property deductions
  • Rental depreciation calculations
  • Refinancing tax deductions
  • New rental properties help
  • Step by step guidance and tips
  • Thousands of error checks
  • Life changes
  • Track audit risks
  • Automatic import of W2, 1099 info, other important tax documents from 400,000 employers and organizations
  • Guidance and support with employee stock plans
  • Homeowners guidance
  • Transfer federal tax info to state
  • Updated with the latest tax laws
  • Monitor tax refunds in real-time
  • Tax refunds, your way (direct deposit or pre-paid)
  • Expert support through phone
  • Find every tax deduction and credit you qualify for
  • Tax deductions from donations
  • Transfer previous year Turbo Tax return
  • Maximize IRA savings
  • Education credits qualification (1098-E, 1098-T)
  • Free Efile – direct deposit for fastest tax refunds

Plus $36.99 – State Additional

 

Home and Business ($74.99)

  • Maximize your business tax deductions
  • Asset depreciation and tracking
  • Vehicle tax deductions
  • Help creating W-2 and 1099 tax forms
  • Streamline expense entry
  • Industry specific tax deductions
  • Income tax entry
  • Thousands of error checks
  • Life changes
  • Track audit risks
  • Automatic import of W2, 1099 info, other important tax documents from 400,000 employers and organizations
  • Guidance and support with employee stock plans
  • Transfer federal tax info to state
  • Updated with the latest tax laws
  • Monitor tax refunds in real-time
  • Tax refunds, your way (direct deposit or pre-paid)
  • Expert support through phone
  • Find every tax deduction and credit you qualify for
  • Tax deductions from donations
  • Transfer previous year Turbo Tax return
  • Maximize IRA savings
  • Education credits qualification (1098-E, 1098-T)
  • Free Efile – direct deposit for fastest tax refunds

Plus $36.99 – State Additional

 

State Additional

  • Personalized to your unique situation
  • Free Efile – electronic filing of your returns
  • Automatic transfer of your federal information
  • Biggest state refund guaranteed – get your money back for larger refunds made through another tax preparation method
  • 100% accurate calculations, guaranteed – will pay for IRS penalties plus interest
  • Tax guidance on demand – step by step coaching available
  • Refund monitor – displays your tax savings, shows tax savings affects your refund

 

Features

Federal Tax Preparation (Free)

State (additional fees required)

 

Data import

  • Previous year’s tax returns
  • Company information
  • W-2 and 1099

 

Accuracy

  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Life events (instantly change your status, personal information)
  • Tax review
  • Professional/ auditor tax preparation assistance

 

Refunds

  • Direct deposit to your bank account
  • Check refund
  • Use deductions to pay for tax preparation services

 

Support

Expert support available

Audit support

24/7 AnswerXchange

Hotline

 

Turbo Tax Intuit Tax Preparation Summary

Turbo Tax Intuit offers a capable tax preparation software filled with features designed to streamline most of the taxing steps when preparing your tax returns. We found it quite capable of handling both simple and complex tax returns while ensuring accuracy each step of the way. With Turbo Tax Intuit, you can be assured that all important information is collected and you get maximum refunds for tax returns.

 

 

 

 

 

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