As I wrote before, I was planning to use TurboTax to prepare my taxes. I’m quite cynical about all of the extra charges that Intuit hits you with and figured that it would cost me $73.97.
I wound up using TurboTax for the iPad. Federal filing (including e-filing) cost $49.95. State filing (including e-filing) cost $39.99. I was also charged sales tax of 7%. Total cost came to $96.24, which was $22.27 above budget. This was the cost e-filing, which I hadn’t originally considered.
TurboTax for iPad worked well. There were several easy ways to download my prior year’s tax return onto the iPad. Waiting times weren’t too long. I didn’t encounter any bugs or apparent errors. The input of business expenses was somewhat awkward because I was unwilling to pay extra for an upgraded version.