Many - maybe most - advisers say we should wait until the end of March before filing income tax returns. Software changes initiated by software provides to correct bugs or adjust the software to new government requirements sometimes continue to be made all the way to the end of March.
As I have been pointing out to friends for the last few months, TurboTax and Intuit have been
taking a bad beating at Amazon for the decision to delete certain
features from TurboTax Deluxe and force people who need it to spend an
extra $20 or so for TurboTax Premier: (http://amzn.to/1KoLvvQ)
The bad reviews were even mentioned in a recent article at the New York Times.
Now Intuit seems to be responding. There is a $20 rebate in effect at
Amazon, so you could get Premier for the same price they were originally
charging to Deluxe.
Other problems remain, however. For one thing, fraudulent returns being filed with TurboTax are being discovered: Fraudulent Tax Returns.
Will this ever end?