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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by HueyLD » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:22 am

Costco currently sells year 2019 Deluxe (fed + state) for $49.99. But a sale is usually in place in January for an additional $10 discount.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:25 am

BogleMelon wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 am
Today is the BF. TT Deluxe 2019 + State price is still $49.99 on Amazon. I was under the impression that the new discounted prices starting today. Based on the previous years, when should I expect the $39.99 price or lower?
Scroll back 7 posts... :wink:
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by BogleMelon » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:28 am

RickBoglehead wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:25 am
BogleMelon wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 am
Today is the BF. TT Deluxe 2019 + State price is still $49.99 on Amazon. I was under the impression that the new discounted prices starting today. Based on the previous years, when should I expect the $39.99 price or lower?
Scroll back 7 posts... :wink:
TT was $39.99 after Christmas last year with a $10 gift card, so $29.99 net cost. That's for Deluxe plus state.
So this is just last year. How about the years before? Is it always the Christmas and the months after?
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:29 am

Zephavest wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:26 pm
BogleMelon wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:54 am
I don't see anyone here pointed out at this. But TT on Amazon now comes with:
Exclusively at Amazon, receive a free 1 year subscription to Quicken Starter Edition 2019 ($29.99 value) with your purchase of TurboTax
I am not interested in Quicken. But would that be their reason not to decrease the price furthermore?
As a long time TT user, that offer has been in place for years, regardless if the retailer advertises it or not. You see the offer everytime you start TT on the main page.
Quicken has been a standalone company since 2016. The package offers have basically gone away, Quicken Started Edition is next to useless.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:32 am

BogleMelon wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:28 am
RickBoglehead wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:25 am
BogleMelon wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 am
Today is the BF. TT Deluxe 2019 + State price is still $49.99 on Amazon. I was under the impression that the new discounted prices starting today. Based on the previous years, when should I expect the $39.99 price or lower?
Scroll back 7 posts... :wink:
TT was $39.99 after Christmas last year with a $10 gift card, so $29.99 net cost. That's for Deluxe plus state.
So this is just last year. How about the years before? Is it always the Christmas and the months after?
Companies change marketing plans all the time and unfortunately don't publish them. Use 🐪 🐪 🐪 and you will know when the price drops. Software is next to useless until at least early January anyway due to lack of released forms and tax law updates from the IRS.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by gd » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:51 am

For me, it's $10 on a key component to decisions in December possibly involving tens of thousands of dollars. I think about the number of times I spend $10 on trivial things-- slightly more expensive entree or another beer in overpriced restaurant, gadget/clothing/knickknack/hobby item I don't really need, fast food when I could wait 1 hour and eat at home (and arrest weight gain in the process by conditioning myself to be hungry vs. immediate gratification), driving somewhere I don't really need to...

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Post by AllMostThere » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:51 am

For past several years I have been purchasing Deluxe + State on CD from Costco. IIRC was paying ~ $49. Currently, I can purchase same today from Amazon for same price + $10 Amazon GC (or $39 + $10 GC w/o State). Based upon several posters here, I think I will wait out Amazon to drop price down to $39 + $10 Amazon GC. :beer
Can't file my Taxes for several months anyways, so I can wait.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by Zephavest » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:36 am

gd wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:51 am
For me, it's $10 on a key component to decisions in December possibly involving tens of thousands of dollars. I think about the number of times I spend $10 on trivial things-- slightly more expensive entree or another beer in overpriced restaurant, gadget/clothing/knickknack/hobby item I don't really need, fast food when I could wait 1 hour and eat at home (and arrest weight gain in the process by conditioning myself to be hungry vs. immediate gratification), driving somewhere I don't really need to...
Well said!!!

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by Zephavest » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:37 am

While your waiting for Amazon to drop to $39, check out Costco, if you are a member:

Both $39.99 at Costco:

TurboTax Deluxe Federal 2019 PC (E-Delivery)
TurboTax Deluxe Federal 2019 MAC (E-Delivery)
https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?de ... d=Turbotax

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by HueyLD » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:45 am

Unfortunately, $39.99 does not include a state return. It is $49.99 if a state is included.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by mpnret » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:46 am

Zephavest wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:37 am
While your waiting for Amazon to drop to $39, check out Costco, if you are a member:

Both $39.99 at Costco:

TurboTax Deluxe Federal 2019 PC (E-Delivery)
TurboTax Deluxe Federal 2019 MAC (E-Delivery)
https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?de ... d=Turbotax
Only problem is E-Delivery does not include state. I pick up up Deluxe with state every year at Costco for $49. as soon as they get it. Then a few weeks later it goes onsale for $39. so they refund the $10. difference. We shop there regularly so it's no big deal.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by BogleMelon » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:27 am

gd wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:51 am
For me, it's $10 on a key component to decisions in December possibly involving tens of thousands of dollars. I think about the number of times I spend $10 on trivial things-- slightly more expensive entree or another beer in overpriced restaurant, gadget/clothing/knickknack/hobby item I don't really need, fast food when I could wait 1 hour and eat at home (and arrest weight gain in the process by conditioning myself to be hungry vs. immediate gratification), driving somewhere I don't really need to...
Can you please share some of these decisions that you TT helps you to make in December? Is it Roth IRA conversion for example? I am only wondering if I am missing something here that I would need to do before the year end as well. Thank you!
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by HueyLD » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:38 am

mpnret wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:46 am
Zephavest wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:37 am
While your waiting for Amazon to drop to $39, check out Costco, if you are a member:

Both $39.99 at Costco:

TurboTax Deluxe Federal 2019 PC (E-Delivery)
TurboTax Deluxe Federal 2019 MAC (E-Delivery)
https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?de ... d=Turbotax
Only problem is E-Delivery does not include state. I pick up up Deluxe with state every year at Costco for $49. as soon as they get it. Then a few weeks later it goes onsale for $39. so they refund the $10. difference. We shop there regularly so it's no big deal.
As I indicated earlier, $49.99 includes a state return but $39.99 does not.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by Zephavest » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:43 am

BogleMelon wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:27 am
Can you please share some of these decisions that you TT helps you to make in December? Is it Roth IRA conversion for example? I am only wondering if I am missing something here that I would need to do before the year end as well. Thank you!
In my case, others will vary, yes, I need to know, to the penny, to stay in my target tax bracket, in order to know the max I can pump into my Roth IRA conversion. Another year end consideration, although it is fixed, is to calculate in the maximum HSA contribution as it reduces my taxable income thereby letting my increase me Roth IRA conversion.

This year my own spreadsheet, with all the financials in it, I'm within $90 of Turbotax's year end estimate, I guess I'll go with a $100 round down in my max Roth IRA conversion in a week or two.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by Zephavest » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:44 am

HueyLD wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:38 am
As I indicated earlier, $49.99 includes a state return but $39.99 does not.
My mistake, sorry, I'm in a no tax state, Texas.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by siamond » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:05 pm

There is a Black Friday offer on Amazon for Turbotax Premier (Federal & State) at $69, PLUS a $10 gift card, hence a value of $59. Download version. Sounds good to me. There is a similar GC offer for Deluxe at $49.

I keep reading on this thread that Deluxe is good enough when dealing with investment accounts. I always used Premier so far. Just to be sure, could somebody explicitly confirm that Deluxe can indeed deal with:
- Roth conversions (tIRA to Roth)
- 1099 import (in my case from E*Trade) from brokerage account for dividends and capital gains?
- through the interview mode, i.e. not having to scratch my head with corresponding tax forms

EDIT: just found out that there are numerous threads on this precise Deluxe/Premier topic... Scratch my 'just to be sure' question!

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by dodecahedron » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:31 pm

siamond wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:05 pm
There is a Black Friday offer on Amazon for Turbotax Premier (Federal & State) at $69, PLUS a $10 gift card, hence a value of $59. Download version. Sounds good to me. There is a similar GC offer for Deluxe at $49.

I keep reading on this thread that Deluxe is good enough when dealing with investment accounts. I always used Premier so far. Just to be sure, could somebody explicitly confirm that Deluxe can indeed deal with:
- Roth conversions (tIRA to Roth)
- 1099 import (in my case from E*Trade) from brokerage account for dividends and capital gains?
- through the interview mode, i.e. not having to scratch my head with corresponding tax forms

EDIT: just found out that there are numerous threads on this precise Deluxe/Premier topic... Scratch my 'just to be sure' question!
I used TurboTax Deluxe years ago and it handled all of the above just fine. (I now use H&R Block Deluxe and ditto, but it is considerably cheaper than TT.)

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by LookingForward » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:41 pm

BogleMelon wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 am
Today is the BF. TT Deluxe 2019 + State price is still $49.99 on Amazon. I was under the impression that the new discounted prices starting today. Based on the previous years, when should I expect the $39.99 price or lower?
One of the options on the item page was for TT Deluxe + state + $10 gift card, all for the same 49.99. They mail the gift card, which is a little odd, but ok.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by MechEngOSU » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:39 pm

siamond wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:05 pm
There is a Black Friday offer on Amazon for Turbotax Premier (Federal & State) at $69, PLUS a $10 gift card, hence a value of $59. Download version. Sounds good to me. There is a similar GC offer for Deluxe at $49.
Thanks Siamond. I ended up doing this TT Deluxe deal with the $10 gift card. Not too shabby. Also keeps me from checking each day for the next month!

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by Doom&Gloom » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:41 pm

MechEngOSU wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:39 pm
siamond wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:05 pm
There is a Black Friday offer on Amazon for Turbotax Premier (Federal & State) at $69, PLUS a $10 gift card, hence a value of $59. Download version. Sounds good to me. There is a similar GC offer for Deluxe at $49.
Thanks Siamond. I ended up doing this TT Deluxe deal with the $10 gift card. Not too shabby. Also keeps me from checking each day for the next month!
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by aristotelian » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:09 pm

LookingForward wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:41 pm
BogleMelon wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 am
Today is the BF. TT Deluxe 2019 + State price is still $49.99 on Amazon. I was under the impression that the new discounted prices starting today. Based on the previous years, when should I expect the $39.99 price or lower?
One of the options on the item page was for TT Deluxe + state + $10 gift card, all for the same 49.99. They mail the gift card, which is a little odd, but ok.
They had the same deal for $10 cheaper on Dec 28 last year. I'm waiting.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by BogleMelon » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:53 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:31 pm
siamond wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:05 pm
There is a Black Friday offer on Amazon for Turbotax Premier (Federal & State) at $69, PLUS a $10 gift card, hence a value of $59. Download version. Sounds good to me. There is a similar GC offer for Deluxe at $49.

I keep reading on this thread that Deluxe is good enough when dealing with investment accounts. I always used Premier so far. Just to be sure, could somebody explicitly confirm that Deluxe can indeed deal with:
- Roth conversions (tIRA to Roth)
- 1099 import (in my case from E*Trade) from brokerage account for dividends and capital gains?
- through the interview mode, i.e. not having to scratch my head with corresponding tax forms

EDIT: just found out that there are numerous threads on this precise Deluxe/Premier topic... Scratch my 'just to be sure' question!
I used TurboTax Deluxe years ago and it handled all of the above just fine. (I now use H&R Block Deluxe and ditto, but it is considerably cheaper than TT.)
I find TT interview question are much user-friendly than other software. Not sure how it compares to H&R though. Is H&R has the same interview-style questions to enter the information? Or I would have to pick my own form numbers myself?
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:40 pm

MechEngOSU wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:39 pm
siamond wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:05 pm
There is a Black Friday offer on Amazon for Turbotax Premier (Federal & State) at $69, PLUS a $10 gift card, hence a value of $59. Download version. Sounds good to me. There is a similar GC offer for Deluxe at $49.
Thanks Siamond. I ended up doing this TT Deluxe deal with the $10 gift card. Not too shabby. Also keeps me from checking each day for the next month!
Posted repeatedly - use camelcamelcamel and you don't need to check.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:42 pm

Zephavest wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:43 am
BogleMelon wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:27 am
Can you please share some of these decisions that you TT helps you to make in December? Is it Roth IRA conversion for example? I am only wondering if I am missing something here that I would need to do before the year end as well. Thank you!
In my case, others will vary, yes, I need to know, to the penny, to stay in my target tax bracket, in order to know the max I can pump into my Roth IRA conversion. Another year end consideration, although it is fixed, is to calculate in the maximum HSA contribution as it reduces my taxable income thereby letting my increase me Roth IRA conversion.

This year my own spreadsheet, with all the financials in it, I'm within $90 of Turbotax's year end estimate, I guess I'll go with a $100 round down in my max Roth IRA conversion in a week or two.
Using the prior year's version, simply adjusting the numbers, yields the same result since the 2019 version lacks many of the forms, and will until early January.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by 02nz » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:48 pm

RickBoglehead wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:42 pm
Using the prior year's version, simply adjusting the numbers, yields the same result since the 2019 version lacks many of the forms, and will until early November.
Isn't it already late November? Maybe you meant January.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:07 pm

02nz wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:48 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:42 pm
Using the prior year's version, simply adjusting the numbers, yields the same result since the 2019 version lacks many of the forms, and will until early November.
Isn't it already late November? Maybe you meant January.
Yup. Corrected
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by BogleMelon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:26 am

The price of that with a $10 gift card has now increased $10 to be $59.99. There is another link with $49.99 but without the gift card
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by Zephavest » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:42 am

The more I watch Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales the more I realize the marketing people have this down to a science. Customers expect a deal and they price accordingly, although it may not be the best price, people just make the false assumption that if it is a Black Friday / Cyber Monday price so it must be good, unfortunately, this is not always the case, but the marketers will never let on. Real life case in point, I've been watching new cell phone prices over on att.com for a couple of models my wife and I want to buy. In one example, last Wednesday the Samsung Note 10+ was $20 per month, Thursday morning it was $36.67 per month. On Wednesday the combined offers / account credits totaled $1,250, Thursday morning combined offers / account credits were down to $950 as a $300 offer dropped off. So now if I want the same phone it is $16.67 per month more, before account credits.

The moral of the story, the marketers know when you are shopping for a deal and change the prices to meet your expectations. If you shop when others are not, like Wednesday, before Thanksgiving, the marketers know traffic is slow and will offer better deals to keep sales flowing.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:37 am

Zephavest wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:42 am
The more I watch Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales the more I realize the marketing people have this down to a science. Customers expect a deal and they price accordingly, although it may not be the best price, people just make the false assumption that if it is a Black Friday / Cyber Monday price so it must be good, unfortunately, this is not always the case, but the marketers will never let on. Real life case in point, I've been watching new cell phone prices over on att.com for a couple of models my wife and I want to buy. In one example, last Wednesday the Samsung Note 10+ was $20 per month, Thursday morning it was $36.67 per month. On Wednesday the combined offers / account credits totaled $1,250, Thursday morning combined offers / account credits were down to $950 as a $300 offer dropped off. So now if I want the same phone it is $16.67 per month more, before account credits.

The moral of the story, the marketers know when you are shopping for a deal and change the prices to meet your expectations. If you shop when others are not, like Wednesday, before Thanksgiving, the marketers know traffic is slow and will offer better deals to keep sales flowing.
While your logic may seem to be correct, it's very much simplified, and not accurate enough to be used.

Websites know a lot more about you than you think, and use this information to manipulate prices as often as many times an hour. They can buy data showing that you're search for items on the internet that you also check their site for, they know whether you search via your phone, tablet, computer, or all of the above, they know whether you use their app or not. For example, Amazon offered a discount on Friday only if you spent $x via their app. Of course I didn't see that until I had spent my money via the website... They vary prices many times an hour, based on what other companies do, how many searches are being done, and even present each customer with customer-specific pricing at times. So, you may see a price of $9.99 for an item, and I may see a price of $8.99. Or $10.99.

Both internet and mail order only companies know your complete purchase history, they know your browsing and clicking history on their site, they know your location when you buy. They know if you browse on 12 pages or 2 before buying. They know if you came in via a link from their email, or from a Google ad you saw, or from a Google search where their natural search led you there. They know a lot.

I bought an item from Amazon last weekend that dropped $2.00 before it arrived. They refused to match price, but they also offer free returns. So, because I was ordering other items this weekend, I ordered it again and will return it - along with items that I bought that then went on flash sale for lower prices, hadn't even shipped, but I could not cancel.

There are very sophisticated sites, and very unsophisticated sites. I just bought an item, actually a system with many pieces. Company offered me a specific large discount as a repeat customer, but their code would not work, so they adjusted the individual price. Then, when I put the order through, the code did work, so I got a double discount. They were unreachable by phone through the entire process, then they shipped the order wrong with items missing, and the replacement items are not even here yet. And the original order had items in it that I had not ordered (which by the way is legally considered a gift). Basically a joke as compared to a site like Amazon.

So it's much more sophisticated and impossible to predict.

By the way, people always put IANAL and such when they aren't an expert. I'll put IAAME here, I Am A Marketing Expert, because that's my business.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:38 am

BogleMelon wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:26 am
The price of that with a $10 gift card has now increased $10 to be $59.99. There is another link with $49.99 but without the gift card
And it will be $39.99 minus the $10 gift card after Christmas if they repeat last year's offer. And, by using CamelCamelCamel, you can spend no effort awaiting the price drop... :wink:
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by rivercrosser » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:06 pm

RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:38 am
BogleMelon wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:26 am
The price of that with a $10 gift card has now increased $10 to be $59.99. There is another link with $49.99 but without the gift card
And it will be $39.99 minus the $10 gift card after Christmas if they repeat last year's offer. And, by using CamelCamelCamel, you can spend no effort awaiting the price drop... :wink:
I'm going to take your advice and try to be more patient this year. I track stuff with Honey. Is the CamelCamelCamel any better?

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:12 pm

rivercrosser wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:06 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:38 am
BogleMelon wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:26 am
The price of that with a $10 gift card has now increased $10 to be $59.99. There is another link with $49.99 but without the gift card
And it will be $39.99 minus the $10 gift card after Christmas if they repeat last year's offer. And, by using CamelCamelCamel, you can spend no effort awaiting the price drop... :wink:
I'm going to take your advice and try to be more patient this year. I track stuff with Honey. Is the CamelCamelCamel any better?
Never used Honey. CamelCamelCamel works great.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by csmath » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:54 pm

RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:12 pm
rivercrosser wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:06 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:38 am
BogleMelon wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:26 am
The price of that with a $10 gift card has now increased $10 to be $59.99. There is another link with $49.99 but without the gift card
And it will be $39.99 minus the $10 gift card after Christmas if they repeat last year's offer. And, by using CamelCamelCamel, you can spend no effort awaiting the price drop... :wink:
I'm going to take your advice and try to be more patient this year. I track stuff with Honey. Is the CamelCamelCamel any better?
Never used Honey. CamelCamelCamel works great.
Question about CamelCamelCamel... It appears that CamelCamelCamel uses the web address of the listing to track it and doesn't track all listings with a similar name. If it is address specific, have you ever had an issue where the reduced price is a completely different listing and you missed the new offer? For example, there are a few versions of Deluxe+State on Amazon... one of them is 49.99 right now and the other is 59.99 with a $10 gift card.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:13 pm

csmath wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:54 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:12 pm
rivercrosser wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:06 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:38 am
BogleMelon wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:26 am
The price of that with a $10 gift card has now increased $10 to be $59.99. There is another link with $49.99 but without the gift card
And it will be $39.99 minus the $10 gift card after Christmas if they repeat last year's offer. And, by using CamelCamelCamel, you can spend no effort awaiting the price drop... :wink:
I'm going to take your advice and try to be more patient this year. I track stuff with Honey. Is the CamelCamelCamel any better?
Never used Honey. CamelCamelCamel works great.
Question about CamelCamelCamel... It appears that CamelCamelCamel uses the web address of the listing to track it and doesn't track all listings with a similar name. If it is address specific, have you ever had an issue where the reduced price is a completely different listing and you missed the new offer? For example, there are a few versions of Deluxe+State on Amazon... one of them is 49.99 right now and the other is 59.99 with a $10 gift card.
You are correct that it only tracks a specific listing, not any listing with a similar name. So you'd want to track the one with the gift card to see if it drops to $39.99, and the one without the gift card to see if it drops to $29.99.

I know of no service that will do that math for you - Amazon is intentionally screwing around by listing the gift card FOR SALE to make their listing not comparable with anything else on the web. Think of it. They price the item up by $10.00, and include in the sale a $10.00 gift card. Then, since the software is downloadable, they spend money (and packaging) to mail the giftcard to you so that you can load it into your Amazon account. That delivery cost has got to be at least $5, maybe $10, even using their own drivers. Makes absolutely no sense.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by mur44 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm

Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by 02nz » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:31 pm

mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
I just installed the '19 desktop version and I think it said I could activate it on up to 10 PCs - maybe it was 5. But definitely more than 1. Of course the free e-file and one free state return are fixed.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by CardinalRule » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:49 pm

This could be different, I guess, but I have received a physical Amazon GC in a bundle. It has always been a digital “card,” loaded to my account.
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:13 pm
csmath wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:54 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:12 pm
rivercrosser wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:06 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:38 am


And it will be $39.99 minus the $10 gift card after Christmas if they repeat last year's offer. And, by using CamelCamelCamel, you can spend no effort awaiting the price drop... :wink:
I'm going to take your advice and try to be more patient this year. I track stuff with Honey. Is the CamelCamelCamel any better?
Never used Honey. CamelCamelCamel works great.
Question about CamelCamelCamel... It appears that CamelCamelCamel uses the web address of the listing to track it and doesn't track all listings with a similar name. If it is address specific, have you ever had an issue where the reduced price is a completely different listing and you missed the new offer? For example, there are a few versions of Deluxe+State on Amazon... one of them is 49.99 right now and the other is 59.99 with a $10 gift card.
You are correct that it only tracks a specific listing, not any listing with a similar name. So you'd want to track the one with the gift card to see if it drops to $39.99, and the one without the gift card to see if it drops to $29.99.

I know of no service that will do that math for you - Amazon is intentionally screwing around by listing the gift card FOR SALE to make their listing not comparable with anything else on the web. Think of it. They price the item up by $10.00, and include in the sale a $10.00 gift card. Then, since the software is downloadable, they spend money (and packaging) to mail the giftcard to you so that you can load it into your Amazon account. That delivery cost has got to be at least $5, maybe $10, even using their own drivers. Makes absolutely no sense.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:04 pm

02nz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:31 pm
mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
I just installed the '19 desktop version and I think it said I could activate it on up to 10 PCs - maybe it was 5. But definitely more than 1. Of course the free e-file and one free state return are fixed.
Just to clarify. You can install TurboTax on all the computers you want. And, on each computer, you would have one free state return, and be able to file the federal return electronically for free. Been that way for years (note - I have not yet purchased 2019).
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by BogleMelon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:09 pm

RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:04 pm
02nz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:31 pm
mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
I just installed the '19 desktop version and I think it said I could activate it on up to 10 PCs - maybe it was 5. But definitely more than 1. Of course the free e-file and one free state return are fixed.
Just to clarify. You can install TurboTax on all the computers you want. And, on each computer, you would have one free state return, and be able to file the federal return electronically for free. Been that way for years (note - I have not yet purchased 2019).
On amazon, it says "Includes 5 free federal e-files and one download of a TurboTax state product ($44.99 value) state e-file sold separately". So what is the purpose of the additional federal with only one-time state printing available?! :oops:
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by Doom&Gloom » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:11 pm

RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:04 pm
02nz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:31 pm
mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
I just installed the '19 desktop version and I think it said I could activate it on up to 10 PCs - maybe it was 5. But definitely more than 1. Of course the free e-file and one free state return are fixed.
Just to clarify. You can install TurboTax on all the computers you want. And, on each computer, you would have one free state return, and be able to file the federal return electronically for free. Been that way for years (note - I have not yet purchased 2019).
So if I install TT on my PC and also on my laptop, I will get a free state return for different filers on each?

I have been installing only on my PC for the past several years. Have had to purchase the 2nd state return but could e-file the federal return for both for free.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by HomeStretch » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:12 pm

mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
Deluxe 2019 CD says it can be installed on up to 5 computers.

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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:22 pm

BogleMelon wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:09 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:04 pm
02nz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:31 pm
mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
I just installed the '19 desktop version and I think it said I could activate it on up to 10 PCs - maybe it was 5. But definitely more than 1. Of course the free e-file and one free state return are fixed.
Just to clarify. You can install TurboTax on all the computers you want. And, on each computer, you would have one free state return, and be able to file the federal return electronically for free. Been that way for years (note - I have not yet purchased 2019).
On amazon, it says "Includes 5 free federal e-files and one download of a TurboTax state product ($44.99 value) state e-file sold separately". So what is the purpose of the additional federal with only one-time state printing available?! :oops:
Let me try and explain it. I don't see why you're adding the word "PRINTING" though, they didn't say that word...

With TurboTax Deluxe, you can create as many federal returns as you want. There is no limit. You can only FILE ELECTRONICALLY 5 federal returns from THAT computer.

You can download ONE state into the TurboTax software. Once you complete the state return, you can PAY to FILE ELECTRONICALLY, in the past it's been $19.99. You can file that state in each different return you make, paying $19.99 for each electronic file.

You may PRINT anything you want and mail it in or stick it in a file drawer as many times as you want.

I file my federal return electronically, and I mail my state return in, because postage is much less than $19.99.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:25 pm

HomeStretch wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:12 pm
mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
Deluxe 2019 CD says it can be installed on up to 5 computers.
That is what the LICENSE says. Legal words, not physical encumbrance.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:26 pm

Doom&Gloom wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:11 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:04 pm
02nz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:31 pm
mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
I just installed the '19 desktop version and I think it said I could activate it on up to 10 PCs - maybe it was 5. But definitely more than 1. Of course the free e-file and one free state return are fixed.
Just to clarify. You can install TurboTax on all the computers you want. And, on each computer, you would have one free state return, and be able to file the federal return electronically for free. Been that way for years (note - I have not yet purchased 2019).
So if I install TT on my PC and also on my laptop, I will get a free state return for different filers on each?

I have been installing only on my PC for the past several years. Have had to purchase the 2nd state return but could e-file the federal return for both for free.
Yes, you can install it on two computers, and do state A on one computer for Bob and state B on another computer for Fred.

However, if Bob needs to file state A and state B, you need to purchase an additional state from within the program, because the software works together figuring out which state gets which. Or, you can do a second state by hand.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by BogleMelon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:27 pm

RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:22 pm
BogleMelon wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:09 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:04 pm
02nz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:31 pm
mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
I just installed the '19 desktop version and I think it said I could activate it on up to 10 PCs - maybe it was 5. But definitely more than 1. Of course the free e-file and one free state return are fixed.
Just to clarify. You can install TurboTax on all the computers you want. And, on each computer, you would have one free state return, and be able to file the federal return electronically for free. Been that way for years (note - I have not yet purchased 2019).
On amazon, it says "Includes 5 free federal e-files and one download of a TurboTax state product ($44.99 value) state e-file sold separately". So what is the purpose of the additional federal with only one-time state printing available?! :oops:
Let me try and explain it. I don't see why you're adding the word "PRINTING" though, they didn't say that word...

With TurboTax Deluxe, you can create as many federal returns as you want. There is no limit. You can only FILE ELECTRONICALLY 5 federal returns from THAT computer.

You can download ONE state into the TurboTax software. Once you complete the state return, you can PAY to FILE ELECTRONICALLY, in the past it's been $19.99. You can file that state in each different return you make, paying $19.99 for each electronic file.

You may PRINT anything you want and mail it in or stick it in a file drawer as many times as you want.

I file my federal return electronically, and I mail my state return in, because postage is much less than $19.99.

Hope that helps.
Sure it does! I appreciate the clear explanation
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by HomeStretch » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:28 pm

RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:25 pm
HomeStretch wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:12 pm
mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
Deluxe 2019 CD says it can be installed on up to 5 computers.
That is what the LICENSE says. Legal words, not physical encumbrance.
Each computer that the CD is downloaded to requires the product key so TurboTax may (or may not) physically limit it to 5.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by BogleMelon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:29 pm

RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:26 pm
Doom&Gloom wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:11 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:04 pm
02nz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:31 pm
mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
I just installed the '19 desktop version and I think it said I could activate it on up to 10 PCs - maybe it was 5. But definitely more than 1. Of course the free e-file and one free state return are fixed.
Just to clarify. You can install TurboTax on all the computers you want. And, on each computer, you would have one free state return, and be able to file the federal return electronically for free. Been that way for years (note - I have not yet purchased 2019).
So if I install TT on my PC and also on my laptop, I will get a free state return for different filers on each?

I have been installing only on my PC for the past several years. Have had to purchase the 2nd state return but could e-file the federal return for both for free.
Yes, you can install it on two computers, and do state A on one computer for Bob and state B on another computer for Fred.

However, if Bob needs to file state A and state B, you need to purchase an additional state from within the program, because the software works together figuring out which state gets which. Or, you can do a second state by hand.
Can I use a virtual machine software such as (VMware) to do another return for Fred? Or it has to be a completely different PC?
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:40 pm

HomeStretch wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:28 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:25 pm
HomeStretch wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:12 pm
mur44 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Is Turbotax 2019 Deluxe usable on more than one PC?

In the past, the software allowed for up to 4 users.
Deluxe 2019 CD says it can be installed on up to 5 computers.
That is what the LICENSE says. Legal words, not physical encumbrance.
Each computer that the CD is downloaded to requires the product key so TurboTax may (or may not) physically limit it to 5.
Been using TurboTax for many years. No product key in recent past. They tried that one year, it backfired on them.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by RickBoglehead » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:42 pm

BogleMelon wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:29 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:26 pm
Doom&Gloom wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:11 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:04 pm
02nz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:31 pm


I just installed the '19 desktop version and I think it said I could activate it on up to 10 PCs - maybe it was 5. But definitely more than 1. Of course the free e-file and one free state return are fixed.
Just to clarify. You can install TurboTax on all the computers you want. And, on each computer, you would have one free state return, and be able to file the federal return electronically for free. Been that way for years (note - I have not yet purchased 2019).
So if I install TT on my PC and also on my laptop, I will get a free state return for different filers on each?

I have been installing only on my PC for the past several years. Have had to purchase the 2nd state return but could e-file the federal return for both for free.
Yes, you can install it on two computers, and do state A on one computer for Bob and state B on another computer for Fred.

However, if Bob needs to file state A and state B, you need to purchase an additional state from within the program, because the software works together figuring out which state gets which. Or, you can do a second state by hand.
Can I use a virtual machine software such as (VMware) to do another return for Fred? Or it has to be a completely different PC?
I have not ever used a virtual machine with TurboTax. If the "machines" cannot see each other, then there is no reason they won't behave in a similar manner to two different computers.
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Re: Turbotax 2019 on Amazon

Post by Doom&Gloom » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:46 pm

Thanks, Rick B!

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