TurboTax Warning

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  1. Jan 20, 2015 #61 of 105
    billsharpe

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    H&R Block doesn't suck. It looks like it may be easier to complete my taxes this year than last year when I was using TurboTax. Cheaper, too! And I had been a TurboTax customer for more than ten years.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2015 #62 of 105
    Getteau

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    I've been using Turbo Tax for a little over 20 years now. It was automatic and I just picked up deluxe every year. I switched this year because of this mess and went to H&R Block instead. I did a quick run through of my taxes yesterday and honestly, except for the little videos that would play at each section, I couldn't tell the difference. Sure the color scheme was a little different, but other than that, it has the same walk through interview process and was just as easy to use as TT. We'll have to see next year if TT learns their lesson, or if they are going to keep requiring a premium version for things like schedule C or D. If the price is higher than H&R for what I need, I won't switch back.
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2015 #63 of 105
    Drew2k

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    Getteau, does the H&R Block software let you create PDF archives as easily as Turbo Tax does? That's one of my favorite features, quickly and easily saving PDFs for "As filed", "All Forms", and "For your records", IIRC.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2015 #64 of 105
    jimmie57

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    I have not used my H&R Block software yet,
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    I use a FREE program called PDF Creator and you can print anything to a PDF file using it.
    I always used it in the past on my Turbo Tax generated Tax forms.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2015 #65 of 105
    Steve

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    FWIW, I last used H&R Block software in 2006. I checked and I have PDF copies of the returns I filed that year. I also notice it was called "Tax Cut" back then. :p
     
  6. Jan 29, 2015 #66 of 105
    harsh

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    The H&R Block product comes with a registered version of PDF995.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2015 #67 of 105
    dpeters11

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    The fact that the form to get the free upgrade needs an SSN, including desktop versions of the software, is disturbing.
     
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  8. Jan 29, 2015 #68 of 105
    bobnielsen

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    One of the things I really like about my Mac is that it has "print to PDF" available to all applications.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2015 #69 of 105
    Getteau

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    I just checked mine and there is an option on the File menu for "Save as PDF." The first time I ran it, it prompted me to install PDF995 and after that, when I go to File --> Save as PDF, it pops open a window to name the file. I haven't made it to the end of the program where I'm guessing you would do the Save your Return stuff like at the end of Turbo Tax. But from what I can see, you have an option to Save as PDF from the file menu.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2015 #70 of 105
    Drew2k

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    Well, I ended up getting Turbo Tax Premiere at Costco on the last day of the discount offer. I decided to stick with what I know, but I'm glad to hear H&R Block includes options to generate PDFs of the returns and records.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2015 #71 of 105
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  12. Feb 6, 2015 #72 of 105
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    TurboTax sent out another e-mail this week that offered free updates to get Schedules C, D, and E as of tomorrow (2/7).

    They apologized profusely to those affected, and offered the free update with the schedules after hearing "our customers loud and clear".

    As half or more of their customers are not impacted by those schedules anyway...some of the rest of us already eFiled our taxes without a problem.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2015 #73 of 105
    bobnielsen

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    Turbo Tax sent me an email yesterday offering a $25 rebate. They admitted they screwed up.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2015 #74 of 105
    hdtvfan0001

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    Here's a portion of the e-mail received from TurboTax:

     
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    phrelin

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    After reading about the Anthem hack, it occurred to me that the information could be used for tax returns. Of course, I ass-u-me IRS and the states would not issue a refund where W-2, 1099, and other dollar amount and payor information didn't match. :sure:
     
  18. Feb 6, 2015 #78 of 105
    Drew2k

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    I guess I have to wait to file to submit my claim. With Turbo Tax in NY there are 5 free e-files for Fed and State, and I do the returns for my whole family. Here's the thing, though: I need Schedule D for my sister and brother-in-law, not me, so it seems that even though I paid for Turbo Tax, since they are verifying by SSN the refund will go to them when I input their SSN, and not me?
     
  19. Feb 7, 2015 #79 of 105
    armophob

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  20. Feb 11, 2015 #80 of 105
    trh

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    OK. Based on this thread I purchased H&R Block Deluxe instead of TurboTax. One question: Any way to change the size of the font within the software? It is killing my eyes and giving me headaches. A quick Google search only found one solution. Go into my Control Panel (Windows 7) and change my entire display settings, which will impact all of my programs.
     

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