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Why am I being forced to purchase TurboTax Premier?

So for one extra form, I am being forced to purchase Premier that cost more than what I made from selling my stocks? How is this fair? Now I understand why people dislike Turbo so much and why you all fight so hard to make filing taxes impossible for the common man. I just want to be able to manually enter my 1099-B form without being forced to pay $70 for "help" I DO NOT need.

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Level 15

Why am I being forced to purchase TurboTax Premier?

Perhaps you would be happier if you used the desktop (CD/download) software then.  All versions have all of the forms and schedules and you could use Deluxe.

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Why am I being forced to purchase TurboTax Premier?

Deluxe costs the same as getting the premier on the website, unless I'm missing something I don't see how that makes it better? @xmasbaby0 

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Level 14

Why am I being forced to purchase TurboTax Premier?

well.....I hate to say this..... you could always go "old school" and do it all by hand......   TT has to make its money somehow to deliver the service (and provide the guarantee against errors, etc). 

 

Try taxslayer.com - I hear their ads and on the surface it's cheaper; however, the -step x step isn't as good as TT. (i've used it for volunteer work) 

 

it's the old adage "you get what you pay for"

 

p.s. the benefit of the downloaded version is you can do multiple returns (think friends and family) for one fixed price.  I do 4 family member returns each year for the price of one deluxe copy.  I think it cost me about $70. 

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Level 15

Why am I being forced to purchase TurboTax Premier?

@Miguel0514 You can easily purchase desktop software at many retailers like Amazon, Costco, Walmart, Sams Club, Best Buy, Target, etc. etc. etc. for less than the online TT price.

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Level 1

Why am I being forced to purchase TurboTax Premier?

I’m in same boat as you. There’s really no way to getting around it. I’ve asked and looked around. I lm using the online version and was told to use the desktop or downloaded one to avoid the extra cost. Problem is that I only have a chrome book so that wouldn’t work. Guess just gotta suck it up and pay the extra fee to TT

Level 2

Why am I being forced to purchase TurboTax Premier?

It helps to know ahead of time, which version to buy.  If you know which forms you'll need in advance, I've always done well simply buying the appropriate disc (Premier) at Costco every Dec/Jan, when it's ALWAYS on sale.  TT does a good job explaining how the software is different for different situations. 

 

Either way, even if you have to buy a form, I'm sure you'll be spending less than you would be paying a CPA.  

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Why am I being forced to purchase TurboTax Premier?

I ask the same question. Why should I pay for an upgrade when I am all done with my taxes . My State taxes should be $24. 99 not $44.99..

 

If I wanted an upgrade to turbo tax I would have ordered that in the first place. I don't want the upgraded version why should I pay for it?

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Level 15

Why am I being forced to purchase TurboTax Premier?

Did you purchase desktop software with state software included?  They sell Deluxe both with and without state software--so you have to be careful which one you choose.  If you choose the one without state software it is $44.99 to download state software.  Or if you need a second different state it is $44.99.    And even if it does have the state software download included, that is for preparing the state.  There is an extra fee to e-file the state.  You can avoid the $24.99 state e-file fee if you print and mail the state instead of e-filing it.

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