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TurboTax Deluxe Federal + eFile 2008
List Price: $49.95

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Product Description

Searches your tax return for over 350 tax deductions / Helps you get full value for donations for a bigger tax refund / File Fed Tax Electronically Online Imports Your Financial Data Imports information from your financial software (including Quicken, QuickBooks 2007 and higher, and Microsoft Money) so you can skip the cut and paste this year. Automatically Fills in W-2 and 1099 Info Gets your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 100,000 participating employers and financial institutions and automatically puts it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary Easy online filing

TurboTax Deluxe helps find and maximize deductions. The software includes all the features in TurboTax Basic and guides customers step-by-step through mortgage interest, charitable contributions, education expenses, medical expenses and more. Not only does TurboTax Deluxe show taxpayers how to qualify for deductions, it also tracks how much they have saved. The software also includes ItsDeductible--the "bluebook" for donated items that helps accurately value your donations in compliance with IRS guidelines.

Asks easy questions
We customize questions to your unique situation, import your info from last year, and put it all on the right tax forms for you. Click to enlarge.

Maximizes personal and business deductions
We search for more than 350 personal and self-employment deductions to get you the biggest tax refund possible--guaranteed. Click to enlarge.

Efile for a fast refund
Efile with direct deposit to get your refund in as few as 8 days. Federal efile included.

Finds All the Deductions You Deserve

Maximizes Your Tax Deductions
Asks simple questions about your income, family situation and changes in your tax situation. Then, based on your answers, searches for more than 350 deductions to get you the biggest tax refund--guaranteed.

Looks for Deduction Opportunities as You Go
Shows you which deductions you've taken. Which deductions you haven't. And tells you how to qualify for just about any deduction, so you don't miss any opportunities to save.

Gets You the Maximum Deduction for Donations
ItsDeductible (included) helps you accurately value items you donate to charity--no more guessing. Plus, it tracks other donations such as cash, mileage and stocks, to help you get every charitable deduction you're entitled to.

Improved--Handles Your Life Changes
Changed jobs? Got married? Bought a home? Had a baby? TurboTax guides you through common life changes, explains how the changes will impact your taxes, and tells you what you can deduct.

Helps with Medical Expenses
Does all the math and tells you if you qualify to deduct your medical expenses for maximum tax savings.

Filing Multiple Returns? It's Easy with TurboTax
You can prepare and print unlimited federal returns and e-file up to five federal returns (per IRS guidelines) with TurboTax at no additional charge. You get all the features and benefits of TurboTax, like year-over-year transfer and audit support tools.

Federal e-filing is easy, fast and more accurate than paper filing and eliminates paperwork hassles. You'll receive IRS confirmation your return has been received and best of all, you'll get a faster refunda??in as little as 8 days.* And you can start and work on as many returns as you like and still use all the tax planning features (scenario and alternative planning) you've come to value without having to pay extra.

*IRS typically estimates 8-15 days for efile with direct deposit.

Helps You Reduce Audit Risk

New--Tracks Your Audit Risk
Audit Risk Meter checks your tax return for common audit triggers. Shows whether your risk is high or low. And provides tips to help you reduce your chance of an audit.

Includes Downloadable Audit Support Center
Gives you step-by-step guidance on everything you need to know and do if the IRS contacts you.

Alerts You to Audit Red Flags
Compares your deductions to national averages for your income bracket so you can quickly see if your deductions fall outside the norm and could possibly trigger an audit.

Also Available: Audit Defense
Provides full-service representation by a trained tax professional. You will never have to meet with the IRS, unless you want to.

Does the Hard Work for You

Asks Easy Questions, Tailored to You
Guides you step by step through your tax return and puts your answers on the right tax forms for you. Skips interview questions that don't apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.

Improved--Automatically Fills in W-2 and 1099 Info
Gets your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 100,000 participating employers and financial institutions and automatically puts it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary.

Transfers Last Year's Tax Info
No retyping necessary. Fills in information from your previous year's return to save time and increase accuracy. Shows you what you're importing and where it goes in your return. You can also import from other tax software including TaxACT and H&R Block's TaxCut.

Imports Your Financial Data
Imports information from your financial software (including Quicken, QuickBooks 2007 and higher, and Microsoft Money) so you can skip the cut and paste this year.

Why TurboTax Deluxe is the easiest choice for you...

TurboTax Deluxe was designed to make it easy for you to get the biggest tax refund possible. Choose TurboTax Deluxe if any of the following apply to you:

  • You own your home

  • You donated to charity

  • You have significant education or medical expenses

  • You have childcare expenses

  • You have lots of deductions

If you own investments or rental property, choose TurboTax Premier. It has everything in Deluxe PLUS will provide extra guidance so you get the most from your investments.

If you are a sole proprietor, consultant, 1099 contractor, or single-owner LLC, TurboTax Home & Business has everything in Premier and will help you make the most of your business and personal deductions.

If you own an S Corp, partnership, C Corp, or multiple-owner LLC, choose TurboTax Business.

Provides Help and Advice When You Need It

Live Tax Answers
Get live answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community. Plus you'll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.

Straightforward Guidance & Advice
Find help on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get plain-English explanations of specific tax areas and helpful examples when you need them.

New--Guide Me
Not sure how to answer a tax question? We'll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.

New--Explains Your Return
Shows you a summary of your return, including income, tax, credits and payments so you know your taxes are accurate. Provides recommendations to help you get an even bigger refund next year.

FREE Technical Support
Got a software question? No problem! Get answers from a TurboTax expert via e-mail, phone, or live chat.

Spots Errors and Shows How to Fix Them

Checks for Mistakes
Double-checks your return for errors, so you can be confident your taxes are done right.

Guaranteed Accurate Calculations
If you should get hit with an IRS or state penalty or interest due to a TurboTax calculation error, we'll pay you the penalty and interest.

Keeps You Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Laws
With a single click you can check for updates each time you start to ensure your return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms. No more disruptions while you work on your return.

Get Your Refund Faster with Included Federal Efile

Improved--Shows Your Tax Refund in Real Time
Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. Our improved Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.

New--Federal Efile Included
Get your refund in as few as 8 days with e-file and direct deposit. Five federal efiles are now included with TurboTax at no extra charge. If you're a returning user, we'll automatically transfer your efile information from your previous year's return to save you even more time.

Compare TurboTax Software

Choose the tax preparation solution that best suits your needs:

  • Prepare and print unlimited federal returns; e-file up to five federal returns (per IRS guidelines) at no additional charge
  • Includes free federal efile -- receive IRS confirmation and get your refund in as few as 8 days
  • Everything you need to easily do your tax return--asks easy questions customized to your situation, puts your answers on the correct IRS forms, checks for errors
  • Searches for more than 350 deductions, including mortgage interest, education, and medical expenses, to get you the biggest refund--guaranteed
  • TurboTax is the only tax software to include both e-filing and audit support with every federal return

Customer Reviews:

  • I returned this purchase and am still waiting for a refund
    I miss-clicked my purchase and did not understand until the product arrived at my home that I did not receive the FEDERAL PLUS STATE version of TurboTax. I returned the product and have NOT yet received a refund....more info
  • TurboTax
    The item did'nt load and it will not uninstall;I don't want it on my PC!...more info
  • Not my choise next year...
    I have steadily been disappointed by TurboTax Deluxe over the last few years. This is the last time I will purchase the software. I am tired of the offers to update from DELUXE.

    It's a good thing I reviewed my forms. I found out I was never questioned about submitting estimated tax amounts in the interview portion of the software. My wife and I have made estimated tax payments for over 7 years. TurboTax missed this even though it had history of my returns for over 7 years. We have a small business. This should be a no brainer.


    Goodbye TurboTax...more info
  • Good deal
    arrived fast,product almost as described (looked new, worked fine but the top of the black CD case was broken and the broken pieces were not in the envelope meaning it was broken before and put in the envelope and sent that way!!!Otherwise it was great)Would buy again from this seller....more info
  • Bob Meighan, please respond
    Bob Meighan, who identifies himself as a VP at Intuit, has also said that he will respond to other concerns about Intuit products.

    Bob, can you please respond to a question that has already been asked -- the product "TurboTaxDeluxe Federal + eFile 2008" has a chart on Amazon (no doubt provided by Intuit) advertising that the product can be used for state tax returns. You have also posted that all TurboTax products except the basic can be used to prepare state returns. However, Intuit also sells a more expensive product called "TurboTax Deluxe Federal + State + eFile 2008", which does not appear to offer e-filing for state returns. What is the difference between the two products?...more info
  • Turbo Tax Deluxe Easy Tax Filing
    Turbo Tax Deluxe easy tax program for filing your taxes. It walks you through every step of filling out your taxes. Ask you questions to make sure you file all the information you need. Gives you options as to how and when you want to file your taxes. Does both federal and state taxes. Super product....more info
  • worst ripoff ever
    I bought this version without noting that it didn't include a state, even though it was $34. What a ripoff. States at now $35/state. The prices have turned absurd. I will never use turbotax again. ...more info
  • Pretty Sure Turbo Caused Me To Miss A Deduction...
    My supervisor at work swears by this software. That it is the next thing to the greatest thing ever. So I decided to try it this tax period. And seriously, I do not think I am going to use it again next year.

    I did give it a 2-star because it had some very user friendly features to the product. Very user friendly. So that is the reason for the second star.

    My problem is I think, or everybody is telling me, that I have missed out on a deduction. And being as user friendly coupled with me not being an egg-head, I thought I wouldn't of been able to miss one. Apparently I guess I did. I live in Stewart Co, Tennessee and if I am wrong on this, please feel free to point this out to me.

    I WAS ABLE to claim interest paid in on my mortgage but I WAS NOT, repeat WAS NOT, able to claim taxes paid on my property during the 2008 year, which was $263. So I think (again everyone is saying they have claimed their property taxes) maybe I must have done something wrong. When I attempted to claim my property taxes, it it said I could only claim them if I was itemizing and not taking the standard deduction.

    So if anyone wants to share their tax knowledge or where I went wrong, I would love to hear from you on here or stormcrow14 at yahoo dot com. I just think I am done with Turbo Tax because a normal person should not miss that deduction if he is entitled to it. It should be at least that overly user friendly. And that's my opinion.

    Billy E. White
    Stewart County, Tennessee...more info
  • DIY'er
    It is great for our needs. I appreciate that they incorporate the new tax laws and provide questions to help us utilize them wihtin the proper limits....more info
  • Turbotax Deluxe
    It takes a little time to finally understand all that this item can do, especially if you have been using it for several years. So much of the information is automatically pulled in for you from previous filings that it almost seems too easy. Be sure to have a check list of things that you want to enter b/c it seemed to miss some items that we needed to address. You can go to the search line and look for the page you need although I am not sure why the program makes it difficult for you to do that. ...more info
  • TurboTax Deluxe Federal
    Was a little skeptical at first with some of the original comments about this product. The gentleman from Intuit came on line and answered all the questions about the product. The product worked as advertised and expected....more info
  • Turbotax
    This product was a rip-off. A week after I bought it, they offered a free state filing. Filing worked fine, but I am out $20....more info
  • Turbotax Review
    This Turbotax package was the standard package. Prior to order my concern was about duplicate but it was authentic software. That is all matters in case of software.I happy with the product I received.
    Thanks...more info
  • Change for changes sake
    TurboTax Deluxe Federal + eFile 2008

    The plus is that the current version of TurboTax still imports data from last years return if you did that with TurboTax and saved it somewhere that it can be accessed. The minus is that they have made the current Deluxe edition less user friendly and apparently shoved some of the useful software into the Premier edition.

    For most users, the changes from the 2007 to the 2008 version are not just cosmetic. It is much more difficult to use, it is harder to find forms and make corrections, and the software includes numerous instances where they ask that you upgrade to a more expensive verion. As an example, details concerning stock transactions that were automatically revealed in the 2007 version are not automatically revealed in the 2008 version. Instead you are asked to upgrade to the Premium edition. You can still get through the work without the upgrade, but only if you have some decent records.

    Another example: If you manually entered financial data last year and this year download it from the financial institution the routine keeps the downloaded data in a new place and prompts you to enter the data again, manually. If you do so and then try to correct the obvious error, about the only solution is to start at the beginning again and overwrite everything. Really frustrating.

    A perfect example of taking a good product and upgrading it to a worse product. Sort of like WindowsXp to Vista....more info
  • Strange pricing strategy
    Normally a download version is cheaper than a packaged box version. And it is win-win to both the companies and the users, not mentioning the environment. However, TurboTax has a strange pricing strategy. The download version is more expensive than the packaged box version. I can't understand their strategy....more info
  • Turbo Tax Deluxe 2008
    This was a very disappointing buy for me. All the Turbo Tax Deluxe offered in retail stores included state income tax forms free. This product DID NOT; when I clicked on download state tax the website site wanted another $39.00; I have always had free state with the Deluxe edition. Not a good value for me....more info
  • TurboTax 08, What More Nasty Surprises or Bugs Next Year?
    I bought TurboTax Delux 08, Federal only. I had enjoyed good experience in previous years with this product. I bought the best price available at the time.
    I had misgivings due to the uproar over Intuit's limiting each license to one return, but I understood that that consumer outcry had forced a reversal of that policy. However, when I opened the mailer I could find no evidence that the product was not limited to one return in spite of Amazon's assurances. I had to load the product and read the license to be certain that I could produce more than one return.
    The one bug that continued to derail my work was this; in entering data for Schedule C, every time I encountered the "Use of Car in Business" screen, and tried to close or bypass it, the program forced me onto a "Log on to Internet" screen. This could not be closed, or backed out of - attempts just locked up my PC. After restarting the program, I had to leave "Interview" and go to the Schedule C form to finish the data entry. I have never encountered a bug in previous editions of TurboTax....more info
  • Excellent Transaction
    I purchased Turbo Tax 2008 and it was the best deal I could find on the internet. Excellent Transaction. ...more info
  • Whats the deal?
    I've been using TT for the last 4 years. Now I've been reading there is a charge for extra prints? What's the deal, is there or not? I read some post from the VP of TT. Not sure if it's legit or not. I really don't want to waste my money on it if it does charge for extra prints.

    Anyone that has recently purchased please respond....more info
  • Beware, this product is seriously flawed!
    After preparing my taxes in TurboTax, I decided to have an independent tax preparer take a shot at at them too. Since I moved in 2008, I wasn't sure about moving expenses and the like. The first thing the tax preparer discovered was that TurboTax added about $13,600 to the amount reported on my only W2. I later experimented with TurboTax, and, no matter what I put for my income on the electronic W2 in TurboTax, TurboTax adds $13,600 to the amount on line 7 of the 1040 (income). TurboTax's website says one can ask for a refund only within 60 days....more info
  • WARNING! this version charged $39.99 for MD state download
    I purchased another TurboTax TurboTax Deluxe Federal + State + eFile 2008 from Amazon for $49.99 with five free federal e-filings and FREE state download (only one state downloaded free, 2nd different state download cost $$). You still have to pay $19.99 per state tax return you e-file. When I finished my sixth tax return (I was wrong and thought it offered six free federal e-filings), I went through the process, paid the state e-filing fee only to be informed that I had reached the limit. TurboTax downloaded another one for me, but I couldn't transfer the tax data I had already filled out, and I couldn't import it to their online returns since it was 2008 data. TurboTax said I would have to buy another version and do the sixth tax return all over on another computer. I couldn't use my free MD state download or my paid Missouri state download since I had to do it on another computer.

    So I purchased this one just to do one tax return and discovered that downloading one state cost $39.99. Since I had already printed out the Missouri state return from my computer, I skimped and only downloaded MD state return and will paper file the Missouri one. I still had one unused state e-filing on my previous TurboTax but was told that the two go hand in hand, so you have to e-file the same federal & state, you can't use an unfiled state e-file on another return.

    Bottom line is that original version I purchased (see above link) with the free state is now around $41. This one cost $34.39 + $39.99 for one state = $74.38. Crazy prices - I wish I had purchased the $41 w/free state download and saved myself some bucks!

    Also, since there are five people in my home (only 2 returns as yet though) and friends asked me to do their return, TurboTax should have flexibility so that if you exceed the five limit, you can reload more and not have to pay all over again for another software package, another 2nd state download etc. I am going to suggest this to them for next year. ...more info
  • They forget the peopel without the internet
    As a reviewer with out the internet and self preparer, they still do not allow you do yor state return with out first accessing the internet. I had the samr problem last year and I am frustrated. I think next year, I will go back to doing it by hand and save money. Now they wanted to charge a fee to print returns. Lets get real, they should make Turbo Tax for the mass not only those lucky few who are able to afford the internet.

    While I realize the internet is here and I fully support it, not all of us have access yet. What about us.

    Alos when you go to print this year's copy, you get a "Not Finalized, do not Mail" how can this be. The form stays the same each year and the can update the information by November when the last tax issues are presented and voted on in congress.

    I think I am going to try tax cut next year....more info