Review of TurboTax TurboTax Home & Business Federal + E-file + State 2011 by Intuit, Inc
By Ryan Loos
Over all the TurboTax Home & Business Federal + E-file + State 2011 does everything it says it can do. From maximizing your tax deductions, investment cost basis, 401(k) maximizer, enter Rental informaiton, Small Buisness Schedule C help, Gets You the Biggest Vehicle Deduction, Helps Find Small-Business Tax Deductions, Creates W-2 and 1099 Forms, Offers Extra Guidance for New Businesses and will help you get the most back from the IRS as possible. If you are looking for a ton of help in order to file your small business return (Schedule C) and have rental properties ( Schedule E) this is the version of TurboTax that you wnat to be using. 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, rental info, small buisness info (shceduel C) and INT forms without a problem and hopefully end up with a refund! While this is a great product if you have a more compliacated return or want to be able to talk to somone, I would recommend seeing your local tax preparer. For most people the price is right for the TurboTax Premier 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:
"Program has been easy to use for many years and has saved time and money. Might shop around next year though as the price varies substantially from retailer to retailer."
"As long as we have to pay taxes….this is a good tool to help in the process. I have used this software for the last 6 years and find it increasingly helpful each year. The business portion is extremely helpful to the small business owner."
"I have been using Turbo Tax since the 90s, so I expect that this year's experience will be the same. This is the first year that I done without the disks and downloaded the software instead. It took 13 minutes to purchase, download, install, update, and import my data from last year. Very impressed!"