Manually performing all the calculations needed to file taxes can be very difficult. Computer software like TurboTax Premier 2016 can make this much easier. Since the software performs these calculations for you, there’s no risk of making a costly mathematical error. The software won’t allow you to continue filing your tax return until you’ve dealt with any discrepancies.
You’re given the option of using a semi-guided preparation wizard and taking an interview. Whenever the software asks you a question it deems relevant, it continues to question you along the same lines. This makes it easy to deal with complicated situations involving amortization and depreciation. You’ll only be asked questions that are relevant to your situation because of the unique funnel approach that TurboTax takes.
If you have existing 1099 or W-2 forms, then TurboTax Premier 2016 can import these documents easily. You won’t have to generate forms from scratch either. If you use Intuit or another financial package to prepare these forms, then they’re already in a format that TurboTax Premier 2016 accepts.
Many aspects of the tax code are quite obscure. Whenever you’re answering a question that the software asks, you can push a button to learn more about the situation and any relevant tax laws. If you’re still unsure whether a specific situation applies to you, then you can read an article the software generates and determine how to answer. You can also connect with a certified tax expert who will provide advice through a chat function. They can even share their screen with you.
You can get the software for only $59.49, which comes with a free annual subscription to the TurboTax newsletter. If you sign up with the TurboTax advantage, then you can even get a discount on the software. The price is quite reasonable considering just how reliable the program is.