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TurboTax Review - Making Tax Day a Little Less Painful

By Stephan Martin

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As April 15 approaches the stress level for most people rises. There is a simple answer and that is at your finger tips by using your keyboard and allowing TurboTax to take all of the stress and most out of the work out of filing your taxes. Not only does TurboTax make things easy on you, but for 2014 they have made some new additions to their program to enhance your experience.

 

TurboTax is as easy as turning on your computer, going to the TurboTax website and letting them become your new online best friend. Friend is a great way to describe TurboTax as they literally gently start asking you questions to start the ball rolling. Steering you in the right direction with questions about your personal life allows you to choose the most appropriate form of TurboTax to use.

If you are returning to TurboTax after using it in 2013 they save you a lot of time by providing the ability to transfer in all of your information into the 2014 tax return. Once you have your personal information in the system, TurboTax begins with customized questions and with each answer they provide examples to take you to the next step of the process.

If you ever get stumped or need further assurance, credentialed TurboTax tax experts, all CPAs and enrolled agents, are available by phone in most TurboTax online and mobile products at no additional charge. On the topic of free, while the more advanced TurboTax products vary in price, they also offer free returns for simple (1040A/EZ) tax returns.

From the EZ tax return all the way up to the business owner, investor or home owner, TurboTax has a version and answer for your tax return needs in 2014. For those of you who have investment accounts such as Etrade, TurboTax can transfer all of your 2014 financial documents right into your TurboTax return. They have created a process that takes as much work out of it as possible.

To make filing your 2014 taxes even easier, TurboTax has added some new features which include; making it a more personalized experience, simplified health care reporting and creating a mobile experience with the new TurboTax mobile app. The app is great for those who are always on the go and want to work on their taxes wherever they are. For use with iPhone and Android phones and iPad and Android tablets, users can start, stop and continue their taxes on any device, switching between the app and online format.

“We’ve made TurboTax better than ever, so you can easily prepare your taxes with confidence. We’ve created a simpler experience, custom-fit to your life and your taxes so you can be confident your taxes are done right and you’re getting every dollar you deserve,” said Susan Goodarzi, general manager of Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group. “It all starts with you. No one knows your year better than you, and that makes you the best person to do your taxes. Together, we’ll make your refund the biggest check of your year.

In addition TurboTax is the only tax preparation service that works with Amazon.com to give customers extra money on top of their federal tax refund when they use their refund to buy Amazon.com e-gift cards. Customers can choose to use part of their federal tax refund, from $100 on up, to purchase Amazon.com e-gift cards and TurboTax will add an extra 5 percent or 10 percent on top of it, depending on the product they are using. This is a great way to stretch those tax return dollars even further.

If you are looking to take control of your taxes while still getting all of the knowledge of a tax expert, there is nothing quite like TurboTax. While there are other online versions out there after doing your research you will quickly find the competitors either cost more or just are not up to the standard of TurboTax. If you want to feel confident when you file those 2014 taxes both state and federal, TurboTax is your answer.

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Published on Apr 03, 2015

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