turbo tax

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by peg2, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. peg2

    peg2 Member

    Anyone use Turbo Tax. Did you feel safe giving all your info. over the computer. My sons used it and got good refunds.
    Seems as if we all pay too much tax and it looks as if it is basically fill in the blanks. Good for all of us who hate working with numbers.
    Let me know your experiences. Thanks
  2. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    I've used it for a few years. Last two my return has ended up delayed by a week or two, but other than that no complaints.
  3. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    I've used it for several years. No problems. It's easy..it is pretty much just fill in the blanks. Works especially well if you have a pretty simple return. If you have lots of special stuff, it might be worth it to hire an accountant but for most of us, it is fine and pretty thorough.
  4. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    I've used it for about 10 years (the online version). I love it. Never have had any problems.
  5. skeeter

    skeeter New Member

    I've used it for at least 12 years. On line version. They are secure (that's what the "s" in https means), and I love that they save information year to year so I just have to replug this year's numbers. Wish my company would work with them to download W2 so I didn't have to plug those numbers (some companies do).
  6. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I've used it for the last three years without any complaints!

  7. peg2

    peg2 Member

    We usually owe money, so how does that work? Do you just print out your return and mail it to the IRS with a check when you are ready?
    Thanks for all the feedback.
  8. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    You can, so long as you do it by the due date or else set up a payment plan with the IRS. I think the IRS takes credit/debit cards now, too, but I'm not certain. Check www.irs.gov for info on that.
  9. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Love it -- I've used it for years, never a problem.
  10. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    If you owe money you can also do an e-check. Just give them your bank info the same as you would if you were getting a refund for direct deposit.
  11. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I have used both Turbo Tax and Tac Cut in the past ten years or so. Never had any problems with it. If anything it got us more in refunds than we would have gotten otherwise.
  12. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I've done it for over a decade, and this year was all online, just pay at the end. I always file electronically, so although I was a little leery, I didn't have a problem with going ahead and doing it. Having to combine my business and personal taxes, it was the cheapest way to find the programming that I needed to get the job done.
  13. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    My tax situation has been very complex for years & have used the offline version of turbo tax ~ I have over 10 years of tax files on a removable disk drive. This year I'll be working with a CPA & will just bring in the drive for the accountant to use.

    No complaints or problems.
  14. peg2

    peg2 Member

    I guess my question is, if I would use turbo tx today and owe $, can I wait to pay until April 14?
    Thanks for all the feedback.
  15. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Yes. Your taxes are filed and they give you a coupon to mail your check with, or you can have them auto-debit it from an account on a specific day like you might already do with other bills.
  16. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I've used Tax Slayer - they're cheaper, very reliable, and have been using them 4 years in a row. I went to a private place last year - and went back to Tax Slayer this year. Matter of fact, I did it on line, got a rejection from IRS - got a text sent to my phone - just a psssst you have an email contact us - Tax Slayer - went home, did the email. I had inverted 2 numbers and there was a discrepancy. They walked me through fixing it and I just got another psssst. text telling me to go to my email - saying IRS had approved both my returns for state and federal. Love it! They also gave me the option this year to split where I wanted my monies deposited. For $9.95 can't beat it.
  17. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    My taxes are so simple that Turbo Tax does them for free. They do charge if you have them do the state ones but I go to the state website and I can do them for free too. It's been years since I paid anything to have my taxes done.
  18. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Same here MM. I'm well within the limits for free TurboTax, TaxAct, etc. and do my state one at the state site for free. This year had the state return in the bank before the IRS was accepting returns!
  19. peg2

    peg2 Member

    Thanks for all the great help! Is it the same for all the tax websites? If I owe $ can I do them now and pay on 4/14?
    Thanks again. Great help!!!
  20. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    If you go to the IRS website, it will give you a list of companies that will allow you to efile, usually for free if your return is relatively simple. Some have restrictions for age or income level or are only good in certain states but both Turbo Tax and H&R Block have the "freefile" option. Make sure you connect with them through the IRS site though - with some of the companies there is a charge if you go through their own websites.

    I've used both Turbo Tax and H&R Block to file my own and my sons taxes for several years now with no problems. I retired this year and thought I may have to pay someone to do them this year but it walked me right through it and it was really easy. You just fill in the blanks.