Review: Homeowners can eFile, too, with TurboTax Deluxe

Have your cake, eat it too, and file your taxes all at the kitchen table, and for less, yet.

TurboTax Deluxe includes free federal eFiling and helps homeowners, investors, and charitable givers maximize deductions. TurboTax Deluxe offers real-time help and searches for all possible deductions, including medical bills. Its Audit Risk Meter flags potential audit triggers and helps you avoid them.

First-time visitors to the TurboTax storefront can sign in, create a free account, or start any tool for free. TurboTax Deluxe's compatible form list was a welcome surprise; basically, it handles everything but business forms like Schedule C and those for estates and trusts. There's an option for first-time filers, too. We logged on to the secure site and had the option to start with last year's returns or create new forms. A prominent Help Search tool gave access to quick assistance by phone, chat, or online community. The site, itself, is slick and professional, and we found it to be very intuitive.

We had a good experience from log-on to log-off using TurboTax Deluxe. It not only lets homeowners and others with deductions file electronically, but it does so at a lower price than last year.

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