At Least TurboTax Is Honest When It Tries To Upsell
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At Least TurboTax Is Honest When It Tries To Upsell You

Dan spotted the pictured address bar as he filed his taxes and the free version of TurboTax propositioned him to download the state version of the software. [More]

TurboTax Stuck My Friend With $15 Fee For Service He Didn't Use

TurboTax Stuck My Friend With $15 Fee For Service He Didn't Use

Norbert says he spotted a $15 fee for “Unlimited Ask a Tax Expert” on his friend’s return, and customer service told him he’d either have to pay the fee or re-do his return. The friend paid the fee and are now awaiting the refund. [More]

TurboTax Charged Me $30 For An Upgrade I Didn't Realize I'd Ordered

TurboTax Charged Me $30 For An Upgrade I Didn't Realize I'd Ordered

Cindy says TurboTax sped her through a filing session that ended with her paying about $30 to upgrade to the deluxe version, even though she didn’t realize she’d made such a purchase. These are the sorts of issues that make Tax Cat purr in quizzical contemplation. [More]

Turbo Tax Tells You To Print An "Extra Form" But Won't Say Which One

Turbo Tax Tells You To Print An "Extra Form" But Won't Say Which One

Turbo Tax told reader I’m A Super that he needed to fill out an extra form to complete his state tax return, but wouldn’t tell him which form. Just to be safe, I’m A Super re-downloaded Turbo Tax only to get the same error message. When he called Intuit to ask about the mysterious form, he was that it was solely his responsibility to call the State Tax commission and to review his tax forms to make sure nothing was missing.

Turbotax Robot Is Alive: These Are The End Days

Turbotax Robot Is Alive: These Are The End Days

I’ve joked about the singularity before, but this time it I have documented proof of the robotic uprising. Stare into the face of true evil, and ready your magnetic resonance cannons after the jump.

Turbotax Online is Down

Turbotax Online is Down

We have gotten a few emails that inform us that Turbotax’s new online application, the suitably named “TurboTax Online”, is down. Anyone else having a problem? Let us know in the comments. [Thanks, Numerous Tipsters!]

Get One Free Tax Answer

Get One Free Tax Answer

Got a Federal tax question you can’t figure out? Input your question at FreeTaxQuestion.com now through Jan 31st and they will call you back within 24 hours with an answer or guidance. Limit one question per person.

TurboTax Price Hike Reversed After Online Outcry

TurboTax Price Hike Reversed After Online Outcry

Intuit will rescind the controversial new $9.95 fee for each additional printed return, in response to angry customers online who, among other things, slammed TurboTax’s Amazon rating to one star. [Press Release] (Thanks Craig!)

Angry Users Trash TurboTax's Amazon Rating After Price Hike

Angry Users Trash TurboTax's Amazon Rating After Price Hike

UPDATE: TurboTax Price Hike Reversed After Online Outcry

TurboTax Doesn't See Anything Unusual About Your $1,635,335 In Moving Expenses

TurboTax Doesn't See Anything Unusual About Your $1,635,335 In Moving Expenses

Reader Elijah is glad he gave his taxes a manual check before sending them off. Despite accidentally inflating his cross-country moving expenses from $1,635 to $1,635,335, TurboTax’s audit check said Elijah’s return was “green” — meaning that he was at low risk for an audit. Now, Elijah’s wondering: If $2,000 error on his tax return wouldn’t put him at risk of an audit, what would?

http://consumerist.com/2008/02/15/a-roundup-of-places-to/

A roundup of places to find deals on TurboTax products. [ProBargainHunter]

Turbo Tax Accidentally Donates Your Money To The Oregon State School Fund?

Turbo Tax Accidentally Donates Your Money To The Oregon State School Fund?

“We are getting calls from people who are saying that they used some kind of an electronic software program to file their tax returns and that they did not check the box to donate their kicker,” said Rosemary Hardin, a spokeswoman for the Oregon Department of Revenue. “When we bring up their tax return, that box is checked.”

Free No-Frills Tax Prep Software From H&R Block

Free No-Frills Tax Prep Software From H&R Block

H&R Block is offering Tax Cut Basic federal tax preparation software to directly compete with TurboTax. It’s free, for a price.

IRS Is Really A Nice Guy, After All

IRS Is Really A Nice Guy, After All

Next time the IRS bangs on your door asking you for your tax form, just tell ’em your dog ate it. Your dog named TurboTax.

H&R Cock Blocked

Last week Intuit, makers of Turbo Tax, sued H&R Block for mimicking its advertising campaign. Block’s ad “copies the physical appearance, dress and mannerisms of the characters in the TurboTax ad, as well as the set, staging and pace of the advertisement,” said Intuit in a statement.