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Old 11-23-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Free download of Turbotax Basic

TurboTax is offering a free download of their 2010 Basic tax program (federal only) : TurboTax®

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Old 11-23-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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You have to give your email address to do the download. Never mind.
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You have to give your email address to do the download. Never mind.
I just gave them REW's e-mail address...
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i used it last year for the 1st time, do i have to download it this year? perhaps tax tables are in it? i kinda thought i could just go to the website and start w/o any need to do anything.
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I just gave them REW's e-mail address...
But I don't know REW's email address.
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Here ya go: REWahoo@Yahoo.mom
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Is this tax program tailered only for U.S. residence?

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REWahoo, I tried to send you an email and was surprised the link sent me to a porn site. Is that you on the left? What the heck!!!!!!!!!
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You have to give your email address to do the download. Never mind.
I just gave them REW's e-mail address...
But I don't know REW's email address.
Here ya go: REWahoo@Yahoo.mom
If I'm unwilling to give them my own email address I wouldn't give them yours. That would be so mean of me! They would probably spam you forever and a day. Oh well, I guess I will just keep doing my taxes with a pencil and paper and a calculator like I always have.

I got a notice from the IRS a little while ago. They are no longer going to mail out the 1040 forms automatically in January. I will have to get them at the library or the post office or download them from irs.gov. I guess this computerized tax filing is really catching on.
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You have to give your email address to do the download. Never mind.
You can create an unlimited number of throw-away email addresses on services like yahoo and google.
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I've used them for the past few years and I don't get a "lot" of spam e-mails. As I recall, they send out two or three notices around tax time; that's about it. I haven't visited the link the OP provided. Is it a free download, but you pay to e-file?
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I was on the yearly subscription plan, having Turbotax Deluxe mailed to me each year around the Holidays. But I cancelled last year (going to get mine through Vanguard this year).

I'm in no rush though as my rule of thumb is to not start doing my taxes until after the superbowl.
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If I'm unwilling to give them my own email address I wouldn't give them yours. That would be so mean of me! They would probably spam you forever and a day.
Feel free to give my "dot mom" email address to whomever you like.

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I haven't visited the link the OP provided. Is it a free download, but you pay to e-file?
Looks like both are free.

FYI, the link takes you to the default TurboTax website. There you are offered a number of options, including a free download. You 'purchase' TT basic, the charge is $0.00, no CC info is asked for, only your name, address, email and phone #. Whether or not you choose to give accurate information is entirely optional.
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I'm in no rush though as my rule of thumb is to not start doing my taxes until after the superbowl.
I find having the program in December is handy for determining a number of end-of year tax issues.
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Thanks for the heads-up REW. I have downloaded my copy.
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I find having the program in December is handy for determining a number of end-of year tax issues.
Good point. My reason for waiting until after to Superbowl is I used to file in January to get it out of the way. But one year, I did that and forgot a couple of 1099's so had to do an amended return
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Looks like a good deal. Has anyone out there used TurboTax Basic who owns rental property?
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Has anyone out there used TurboTax Basic who owns rental property?
No, but if you click on the "compare products" button on the linked TT site, it indicates you need the 'Premier' or 'Home & Business' versions if you have rental property - neither of which are free of course.
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Good point. My reason for waiting until after to Superbowl is I used to file in January to get it out of the way. But one year, I did that and forgot a couple of 1099's so had to do an amended return
That's why I downloaded it-- to play with this weekend while we're staying hunkered down from Black Friday.

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i used it last year for the 1st time, do i have to download it this year? perhaps tax tables are in it? i kinda thought i could just go to the website and start w/o any need to do anything.
You need the latest version every year if you are going to download and install it on your PC. As well as tax law changes and tax table updates the user interface often changes.
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