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Turbo Tax
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cowlady    Posted 02-03-2004 at 23:18:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
12 hours and 14 minutes later...
Just tried Turbo Tax for the first time. "It" told me to load my Quicken records. "It" sure did! All my expenses became income and I need to sell a kidney to pay my taxes.

Started over and entered info manually...(much better!) But I don't know where "It" put the files. I'm looking for my daughter's return, and can't find hers OR ours! (I did print everything so I have a paper copy)

Has anyone used this before and is willing to share the secrets. None of this could possibly be MY fault!!!!heeheehee help!

RayP(MI)    Posted 02-04-2004 at 17:33:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, last year was a monster headache. Sent me two versions that were defective. Then I had an ongoing nightmare with trying to update through the internet. I wasted many hours fighting their imperfect program. Had much better luck with "Personal Tax Edge" by Parsons Technology. Unfortunately, they were bought up by Turbo-Tax.
By the way, the phone-helpers, and on-line helpers were darn near useless. If this years edition isn't perfect, I'm looking for someone else's program!

rhudson    Posted 02-04-2004 at 13:17:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
no problems with turbo tax (so far)been using it for maybe 8 years. it will usually save your information just before exiting the program. so there is a copy of your information somewhere on the computer harddrive. use the explorier to look within the turbotax file. if you gave your form a name, search for the file name.

the main problem with turbotax, is you have to carefully read the questions they prompt before answering. a wrong choice or incorrect information could put you into tax hewl.

Ludwig    Posted 02-04-2004 at 11:21:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never had a danged bit of luck with it. I could never get it to print the form to send in when I electronically filed. Both times I used it I had to have it print the blank form and fill it in. BOTH times got calls from the IRS "Why didn't it autofill the form?"
Now I pay my pal Jerry $150 he does the taxes for me and Mrs. Ludwig including Mrs. Ludwig's business. He prints out the quarterly forms and estimates the quarterly a bit high for us since her business is still growing. Much better system overall.
Plus last year he made a mistake and didn't put in my unemployment income and bought me a case of beer to make up for it. He didn't pay the extra $200 I owed, but he did pay the $20 fine.

CAH    Posted 02-04-2004 at 06:22:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Once into TT, click "file", then click "open exisiting", you should find a list of all the returns you have done to date, you can then choose the one to open. I have also been using TT for many years, I have not been dissapointed yet with it. I have never tried to download any information into it besides my previous years return.

OH! DUH! w/other rants    Posted 02-04-2004 at 10:47:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks! I think my brain was affected by paper dust last night! At the risk of seeming verrry stupid...I never even noticed the toolbar at the top of the page! I opened "file" and there they were!

Actually, I really like the program. We bought some equipment this year, and the program did all the depreciation in a SNAP!

I went to the "store" (that holds all of us hostage here in the boonies) to buy TT. It was only $2.00! That can't be correct...but there they were, piles of TT right next to Print Shop, and Cosmo Make-Over. I question every clerk I can find (both of them), they assure me this is the correct version. Another "hostage" taps me on the sholder and says the "2003 version is in the George Foreman Grill aisle" OF COURSE! Right next to the pencils in the vegetable aisle!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN e'body!!!!!!!!

It would be nice if the YEAR was in BIG numbers on the FRONT of the box, instead of 4 point type on the bottom of the box! My tri-focals don't adjust that well!!!!!

kraigWY    Posted 02-04-2004 at 05:31:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have been using Turbo Tax since it first came out. Use to do the professional version when I had a tax business, since I retired in 94 I use the Delux and haven't had a problem.

walt    Posted 02-04-2004 at 05:21:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
You should be able to open TT, when it asks, use open existing or something like that. It then should point to where the TT data is.

I pay    Posted 02-04-2004 at 04:44:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
to have mine done. Any program is only as good as the info entered into it. JMHO

sdg    Posted 02-04-2004 at 04:04:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
can't help you, i do ours with that every year, never had a problem. sorry

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