Review of TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-file + State 2011 (Retail and Download) by Intuit, Inc.
By Ryan Loos
Over all the TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-file + State 2011 does everything it says it can do. From maximizing your tax deductions, looking for extra deduction opportunities, makes sure your life changes are in the return (marriage, kids, etc.), tracks you audit risk (which I find to be helpful) and will help you get the most back from the IRS as possible. I do find that the questions get a little annoying for a person that knows where to put all the the tax information. With a little patience you will get through all of your W-2's, 1099's and INT forms without a problem and hopefully end up with a refund! While this is a great product if you have a more complicated return or want to be able to talk to someone, I would recommend seeing your local tax preparer. For most people the price is right for the TurboTax Deluxe Federal and State 2011. Of course make sure you E-file to get you refund faster! You can also take a look at the IRS e-file refund chart for direct deposits by clicking here.
Here are some reviews from Amazon.com:
"My advice is if you find TurboTax priced right, buy it and wait to install (or begin your taxes) until the initial updates are released. It is advised that you always check for updates every time you execute the program to work on your taxes or file."
"I was hesitant about downloading the program given the number of negative reviews about problems. I decided to give it a try. I opted to have the program ask me first before updating instead of automatic updates. This seemed to work just fine. After I downloaded the program, I transferred my 2010 files with no problem. I saved the file. I reopened the program and then updated it. This worked absolutely fine for me. The program is updated and up and running with zero problems encountered. I'm running windows 7, 64 bit on my speedy system."
"I've been using TurboTax for the past seven years and it has been easy to use and asks all the right questions. My returns are simple, but if I had had problems there are many ways to find answers to difficult problems."