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Old 12-31-2016, 10:52 PM   #81
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HRB Basic and Deluxe ask the same questions about pulling from tIRA's. I ran the two side-by-side last year and could not tell the difference.
The only place I saw a big difference last year was in helping DD complete her tax return as a partial year resident of NYC. TT's Q&A wasn't easy, but it at least made some sense. HRB flipped us off to go read a bunch of NYC/NYState tax pages. Not what I was expecting from tax software. Ended up buying TT after having already purchased Block.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:59 AM   #82
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Turbo Tax safety

I realize this is a side track comment from the original post.

I've been reluctant to use Turbo Tax, because I don't want to post all of my critical information on another on line data base.

Doesn't this bother anyone else?

If I get the CD, can I keep all of the information on my computer, or does it still require placing it into the Turbo Tax database?

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Old 01-01-2017, 11:08 AM   #83
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Only TurboTax Online uploads your data. If you install from a CD or download, everything stays on your computer.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:39 AM   #84
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Thanks. It has been about 5-6 years, but downloaded a cheap or free copy at one point, and I thought it was saving everything remotely. I will take a chance based on your comment, and purchase a copy this year. JP
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:29 PM   #85
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Only TurboTax Online uploads your data. If you install from a CD or download, everything stays on your computer.


Sort of - if you efile the data does travel through TT servers as it goes to the fed and state DOR servers. I'm sure they keep a copy for statistical analysis.

So the only way to be sure is to use the CD version - then print off the returns and mail them in to the IRS and your state
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:55 PM   #86
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Sort of - if you efile the data does travel through TT servers as it goes to the fed and state DOR servers. I'm sure they keep a copy for statistical analysis.

So the only way to be sure is to use the CD version - then print off the returns and mail them in to the IRS and your state
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The online editions of TurboTax store your completed tax return on the TurboTax servers (cloud if you will). You can download the completed return as a PDF to your computer and also the actual tax data file for the tax year completed.

The desktop editions of TurboTax only store the returns on the computer where the return was created. The desktop return is NOT stored by TurboTax using the online servers.
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I normally just buy TT out of habit. Looked at TaxCut this year. Looked like TaxCut was going to be $35 and TT $40 so it was an easy decision to just buy TT since I'm used to it. In both cases I get federal and one state and 5 electronic federal e-filings.
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Bummer! I previously posted about free Turbo Tax by having any bank account with State Farm Bank. No more. Looks like I'm not renewing my small CD with them!
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:25 PM   #89
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BJs just posted a decent deal on Turbo Tax, another $15 off, bringing Premier down to $54 which is seems about right
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