state is cheaper on amazon, deluxe is same price. the only deal if you can use it is the basic. which is usually free for most people.
Basic is not free, You're thinking of the online Federal Free Edition which lacks a few of the forms and schedules you can get with Basic
TurboTax Basic is perfect for me. Used it last year when it was a free Intuit offer. As you implied, it's the only one that is lower for a retail box version than anywhere else I've found. The Online version at TurboTax.com costs the same but I prefer to work on it from my computer's internal files.
I tried code and received same email message as others - I have 2 states and 1 fed and when I tried to do online without codes and basic it was going to cost me $100 to file. I am going to try H&R through beehive link noted the other day or contact them to discount at least 35% through Bank of America
$69.99. I used the promo code, haven't checked out yet but it ends up being 59.99 plus tax. (Ca here).
Amazon is pennies cheaper, so not a big deal. You do have the choice to download on Amazon if you prefer. Being in CA I think you're being taxed on Amazon as well.
In summation, the only real deal seems to be TurboTax basic ( if that's all one requires) thru Newegg. Unless any better deals for Basic come up in the next couple of days I'm going to order it from Newegg using my $10 coupon.
Just my personal observations: Advertising for what edition of Turbotax one needs is somewhat misleading. One example is the suggestion that if you have a rental property you should get the Premier version. This may be true for special cases and or/if you want guidance in that respect. Otherwise If you read the 1040 booklet it's easy to determine at a glance if you need additional schedules or forms - or not. Well I have a rental property, and Basic works fine using Schedule E (included). Also I am in a separtely distinct Limited Partnership that only needs Schedule E as well. My wife if working towards her MS degree and the proper forms are in Basic as well. So are Social Security and Retirement and Annuity payments, etc.
Obviously the best way to determine what you need is to compare what forms are offered for each TT edition and to look at your last year's taxes to see what forms you used. If nothing a has changed then go with the edition that has only what you previously used. If there are changes do a quick check to see what new forms and schedules are needed.
One place to see a list of forms for each edition is here[intuit.com]. You'll need to click on the "Learn more" link in each product box and then click on "Included Forms."
I hope this helps some people in making their decision.
TAXACT is just as good at HALF the price...........$17.95 for federal and state,no coupon needed : )....they have a free federal file as well....Turbotax wants $39.95 to file your state,thats where they nail you.....
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