Many people rave about TurboTax Deluxe tax preparation software and claim they wouldn’t use anything else to file their income taxes (this is especially true for Mac users). All the good things that are written about TurboTax Deluxe make it sound almost too good to be true. Could TurboTax really be as easy as some people say it is? I was curious to find out if it could live up to the hype. Here is what I found:
The Deluxe version is much more thorough than the free TurboTax program, which is only for very simple returns. You have to commend Inuit, Inc. (the company that makes TurboTax) for offering a free version. There’s something to be said for companies who are willing to give things away to get you interested in their product line.
The TurboTax Deluxe user interface is relatively straightforward. If you are comfortable doing basic things on a Mac, you should find it easy to get started. On the other hand, if you are unsure of your way around a Mac, you may need a little help getting started with this software.
Intuit offers thorough details on what each version of TurboTax offers. After looking at the feature lists and offerings in each version of the program, TurboTax Deluxe made sense for my purposes because in the last tax year I have bought properties, sold properties, changed jobs, and moved. If TurboTax can keep up with me while offering a super easy return process, then bring it on.