TTax Deluxe - $49.99

Amazon has dropped the price of TTax Deluxe Fed/State (CD or Download) to $49.99. Costco.com has the same price, with Fed only $10 less. Staples and
Office Depot/Max are holding to list price.
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Anybody have background info about state e-file not being included in the price?
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I have never seen a state efile included in TurboTax.
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Porter Smith wrote:

And I have never seen one without (albeit additional charge might accrue)! It's possible we're also have semantic issues in that the state is DOWNLOADED after installing from the install file for the main FEDERAL portion.
The usual boxed versions contain ONE downloaded state, and this year I downloaded directly from Intuit and it too had one state included.
When you download the additional state, I believe that you are then prompted to pay them for that state except for some states like NY which it is illegal for them to charge you additional $ for the state download.
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On 11/27/2018 9:41 AM, Andrew wrote:

That last (NY State ...) is interesting - peeked my curiosity.
I've always used Taxcut Deluxe+State (now H&R Block) and [that] first State (NJ in my case) is included. Once I had to get an addition State (NC) at an additional cost - which I had no complaints about.
Am I understanding correctly?
If the additional State had been NY (instead of NC) there would have been no additional charge?
That doesn't make sense - doesn't seem fail - I wonder what NY's rational could be. I'm not about to switch to TTax but isn't the effect the same as saying NY's taxes must be done for free? Weird.
Geo. Salisbury Long Valley, NJ
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I've mostly used TurboTax, although there were a couple of years I switched to TaxCut when I got annoyed at changes Intuit made.
My recollection is that TTax is offered in two flavors: Federal Only, and Fed + one state. The Fed only version isn't widely advertised. Presumably it is intended for states with no income tax.
Both Fed/State and Fed Only versions allowed multiple federal efiles (up to 5?). I think the state version (whether included or purchased later @ $40) was paper only. Then state eFile was also an additional charge ($25). That didn't bother me as my primary state had a free web entry system that only required a few numbers from the federal return.
It's been pretty clear that Intuit uses the Federal return to get you into their world, and then makes money on the state returns. Now I have three states to deal with, plus multiple family members, so it's easier to bite my teeth and pay all the TTax charges.
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On 11/27/18 10:49 AM, G. Salisbury wrote:

Yes, you understand correctly. Go into a store and look at the fine print on the package.
A bonus for living in one of the highest taxed states!
As far as being "fair", go lobby your state to exclude the sale of TurboTax unless they do what they did in New York for state returns. It's not "fair" that folks living in Florida, Texas, New Hampshire, etc. don't have to pay state income tax. (I also have to pay New York City income tax too!)
Ain't it wonderful to have so many different jurisdictions to deal with with taxing issues.
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4278968-e-file-in-nys-withturbotax-premier
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Don't understand the problem being discussed here. At Costco, TTax Fed only is $39.99, TTax Fed + State is $49.99
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Yes, you understand correctly. Go into a store and look at the fine print on the package.
A bonus for living in one of the highest taxed states!
As far as being "fair", go lobby your state to exclude the sale of TurboTax unless they do what they did in New York for state returns. It's not "fair" that folks living in Florida, Texas, New Hampshire, etc. don't have to pay state income tax. (I also have to pay New York City income tax too!)
Ain't it wonderful to have so many different jurisdictions to deal with with taxing issues.
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4278968-e-file-in-nys-withturbotax-premier
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My father used to say that NYC taxes was the price we paid for having so much "culture" in the NYC Metro area!
Steve
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On 12/04/18 7:33 AM, Steve Stone wrote:

And he's absolutely correct! My mother's side of the family is from NYC, and I've been a part time Manhattan resident since early this year, but a frequent guest for over 50 years (I live in the northern suburbs). I still get excited crossing into Manhattan over the East River.
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Sorry. I should have said FREE state eFile. TTax has always let me eFile my Federal return for free, but charges about $25 (Plus sales tax) to eFile state. (I consider that the ultimate insult, I have to pay taxes to file my taxes :) )
I am (relatively) happy to pay the state eFile fee. The last time I filed a paper return they screwed up entering my data and sent me bill for being underwitheld. Fortunately one phone call straightened it out. I even got a nice letter saying it was their fault.
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