Updating turbo tax 2016

Turbo Tax Live (9.99 federal, .99 per state) is new this year.

It contains everything from the Self-Employed version, plus the ability to connect online with a CPA or EA (Enrolled Agent) and receive tax advice and a review of your return.

You can add this capability to Turbo Tax Deluxe for $74.99.

Personal tax preparation services all still use the format Intuit introduced for its desktop software products in 1993.

Intuit's Turbo Tax family of tax preparation websites has won more Editors' Choice awards than any of its competitors, thanks to its thorough coverage, comprehensive help system, and best-in-class user interface.

This year is no different, although we reviewed the Deluxe version this time around as opposed to last year's Self-Employed option.

There are links to other tax tools here, as well as to a new feature called Turbo, which displays your income, credit score, and debt-to-income ratio.

The bulk of the screen is reserved for the site's actual data-gathering questions and answers.

Turbo Tax Deluxe covers W-2 and interest/dividend income as well as the Schedule A, so there's special emphasis on finding as many deductions as possible.

It also includes live on-screen site help, storage of past returns, and imports of your 2016 Turbo Tax data.

A new vertical toolbar on the left side of the screen replaces the old horizontal one.

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