I have used TurboTax for the past several years and have always been quite pleased with it. This year, I have even been using its free, on-line service called "ItsDeductible, " which allows you to track all kinds of charitable donations and attaches government-approved dollar values to them.
I was thinking about purchasing TurboTax on-line this year instead of buying a disk with all that packaging material that just gets discarded (or recycled, as appropriate).
So I went on-line to check it out.
Be cautious and pay attention to the costs if you want to download the program vs. buying the disk.
To download the TurboTax Deluxe version, the cost is $29.95. Then, to download the State version, that will cost an additional $36.95. Total download cost is $66.90.
To buy the traditional CD via the website, that will cost $59.95 -- and the State version is included!
I can't say that is the same for the other versions. And I do know they have a free, basic version (but you still need to buy the State version).
I find it a little disheartening that it would cost more to download the Deluxe programs than to buy the CDs with all that nasty packaging no one needs.
Seems like it makes sense that it would always be cheaper to offer something via download than to offer it on a disk with the expensive packaging, but I don't own the business, so what do I know?
I love TurboTax and know they can charge whatever they want. I have every intention of buying the software today. I will go to Costco where it will be cheaper than the $59.95 -- PLUS I will get to use a $10-off coupon there, so that's great!
Just be cautious when doing your own shopping!