Turbo Tax State Review
No matter how complicated your return, we highly recommend that you use the H&R Block online filing program to work on your state and federal return.
You can start right now, and pay nothing until you decide to file, while using the program's extensive features and help files.
If you prefer to use software that you install on your computer to prepare your state return, then H&R Block State is a good solution from the market leader in tax prep software.
Turbo Tax State, at a glance:
• price: 29.95
• step-by-step filing guide
• all states supported
• free Delivery
Our review of Turbo Tax Deluxe
Overall rating: (out of 5)
Turbo Tax State is the companion state tax preparation software to the consumer line of Intuit's Turbo Tax products. It does for your state income tax return what Turbo Tax Deluxe (for example) does for your federal taxes.
Do you need this extra software?
If you live in one of states that collect personal income tax, than yes. And since it's free with the purchase of the federal version, there is really no harm in getting it.
Although many state returns are simpler than federal ones, it is still a good idea to use custom-designed software to file these returns, seen as mistakes can be just as expensive as ones made on IRS returns. And you can't beat the price. (Free)
Note: you have to order your State edition of Turbo Tax at the same time as you order your Deluxe/Premier/Home & Business edition in order to take advantage of this special rebate offer.
Save $300-400 or more with discount rates from all major insurance carriers, as well as local companies. It's like getting a nice refund in April!
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Turbo Tax State product information
Note: the following is Intuit's own product description.
Complete your state tax return quickly and easily with Turbo Tax State. This easy-to-use program works seamlessly with Turbo Tax 1040 programs to transfer your federal data to your Turbo Tax State return.
The EasyStep® Interview asks you questions, places your answers directly onto state-approved forms and automatically performs calculations for you.
There's even a built-in feature to check your return for errors and omissions to help ensure that it is accurate and complete.
• Instantly transfers H&R Block 1040 data to your state return
• Asks you simple questions and completes state-approved forms with your answers
• Automatically performs all calculations for you
• Double-checks for errors and omissions
• Offers a program for every state where state income taxes are required