TurboTax Deluxe Desktop
Rollback 2017 - 2018
Yank up on those bootstraps! TurboTax Deluxe Desktop for
2017 - 2018 won't come with that pampering $25 subsidy you
may have received in previous year.
They messed up! TurboTax has admitted that they made a
mistake by changing the TurboTax Deluxe Desktop Tax Software
by restricting some features that in turn forced some
taxpayers to upgrade to the Premier Edition.
a mistake? well, we all question whether it was a mistake,
it a manipulation intended to squeeze more money out of
customers by forcing them to upgrade?
TurboTax states that they did not handle this change in a
respectful way to loyal customers. Hmmm?
In a nutshell, TurboTax stated that new online and mobile
technologies caused features to differ in scope. Huh?
They go on to say that TurboTax desktop products still
contain their unique abilities to be able to e-file up to
five tax returns, switch to forms mode, and install the
software on multiple computers. Well, that should be
expected in my opinion...
TurboTax Deluxe Desktop
The TurboTax Deluxe Desktop changes were made to both the
download and CD versions, and they included removing
Schedule C (self employed), Schedule D (capitol gains and
losses) , Schedule E (rental property), and Schedule F
(farms) from TurboTax Deluxe.
This in turn forced TurboTax Deluxe customers to upgrade
even though their tax situation hadn't changed from the
TurboTax Claims They Are
Making It Right? Really? Or Is It Temporary?
TurboTax states they are making it right through the
software transition year. OK, there you have it, Temporary
TurboTax offered to give back $25 if you had purchased
TurboTax Deluxe desktop software (CD or download) and had to
upgrade to the
TurboTax Premier or
& Business edition to file your tax return. Yup!
Now I'm no rocket scientist but this still looks like a big
issue for long time customers going forward. Just seems like
a little pampering was done to get through the
initial shock year, then off to the races with upping the
ante by continuing to force upgrades without the gift of
If you can tolerate this, then sticking with TurboTax is
the option you may want to choose for continuing future tax
Comparison Screen Shot
Here is a screenshot that allows consumers to compare the
features between the basic, deluxe, premier, and home and
business editions to see what works best for their tax
No doubt many previous customers will no doubt become
x-customers over the changes when they determine that other
brands like H&R Block
offer a more diverse selection of abilities for a lower
price. Its got to irk some who will flip to a new
However, if money is not a concern to you, then just step
up a notch to the TurboTax Premier Edition and get on with
your business of preparing and filing your tax return.
It ain't that big a cost change, and if you've enjoyed
the TurboTax line of products in the past, there is no doubt
you will continue to enjoy the quality products they make to
help all consumers with their tax filing tasks each and
It's now a new tax season approaching and with that comes
more critics so beware TurboTax. Hopefully the smoke has
lifted and all this hoopla has blown over.
You never know how your customer base will react from
year to year, but when you start digging deeper into their
pocketbooks, you most likely with create a temperamental