Each year I wonder if I’d be better off gathering all my tax related document and dumping them at the door of a tax professional. Yet for the past ten years I’ve eventually just purchased TurboTax and completed my taxes on my own.
This year was no different as I contemplated the idea of getting help since I received income from several side jobs that totaled more than a few thousand dollars. I figured it was better to play it safe and report that income and the Home and Business edition of TurboTax made it all quite painless. I spent about two hours going through the entire process and running through different scenarios.
My favorite part of the product is the interview process which asks a number of questions upfront and then tailors the walk-through based on my answers. It’s easy to switch back and forth to view different scenarios. This is the first time I’ve purchased the Home and Business edition and I found it to be very comprehensive and polished. This edition costs about $90.