Turbo Tax then informs them they have to upgrade to the "Premier" edition, which costs another -, or even to the "Home & Business" version, which is priced above Premier.
Are you among the intrepid tax filers who prepare their own returns online?Then you’re probably using tax preparation software from H&R Block, Tax Act, or Turbo Tax, the three leading do-it-yourself tax products.It doesn't help that Intuit thus far hasn't fallen over itself to make things right with its customers.And while it's dithered, its stock has withered: Intuit shares have lost 7.25% this year through Friday, much worse than the 3% decline suffered by the S&P 500 index. Users of the Turbo Tax deluxe edition, which sells for a list price of .99 but can be found almost everywhere for .99, have discovered that for the first time, the program won't allow them to file tax schedules C, D, E or F automatically with their tax returns.To figure out which might be best for your purposes, we evaluated the web-based versions of all three.
(You can do the same; you pay only when you file.) All of these products are aimed at people who itemize.Over the last twelve years, Consumerist has been a steadfast proponent and voice on behalf of consumers, from exposing shady practices by secretive cable companies to pushing for action against dodgy payday lenders.Now, we’re joining forces with Consumer Reports, our parent organization, to cultivate the next generation of consumer advocacy.Stay tuned as Consumerist’s current and future content finds its home as a part of the Consumer Reports brand.In the meantime, you can access existing Consumerist content below, and we encourage you to visit Consumer Reports to read the latest consumer news.That's because Intuit quietly made changes in Turbo Tax this year that has its customers screaming bloody murder and its rivals--H&R Block and Tax Act--rubbing their palms together in glee.