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2008 TurboTax Deluxe price increase revolt by Amazon customer reviews

Online tax software buyers are unhappy with Intuit increasing its flagship online tax filing product price by 33%. 2007 Turbotax software was priced $44.95 where as 2008 version is currently priced at $59.95 at Amazon.

The result : 248 1 star low ratings by Amazon customers.

TurboTax Deluxe Federal + State + eFile 2008

TurboTax Deluxe Federal + State + eFile 2008
Nathan Beauchamp who is a top 500 Amazon reviewer with 167 reviews under his belt commented on Turbotax 2008 price changes –

Greed knows no bounds: Turbo tax’ sollution to a down ecconomy? Hit us where it hurts , December 9, 2008
By Nathan Beauchamp “Dakotad555” (Oak Park, IL USA)

I’ve used turbo tax to prepare my taxes for the last seven years. Not any longer. They’ve substantially changed the way they charge for printing multiple returns, effectively guaranteeing that anyone filing more than 1 return will have to pay substantially more than before. This is not about ‘improvements’ or ‘features.’ It is all about corporate greed. I can completely understand corporations needing to increase prices a reasonable amount each year; that is just good business. But jacking prices through the roof and then hamstringing their core users with their sick new pricing scheme for each additional return filed is GREED.

Turbo tax has lost themselves a customer. I’ll be pursuing other avenues to file my taxes this year

I’ve been a big fan of Intuit since the beginning with Quicken and Turbo Tax-not anymore though. I won’t buy another Intuit product until this is changed. Period.

This is a bad signal for Intuit when the tax season starts next month and user revolt to be seen if it brings the price of Turbotax 2008 down.


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0 Responses to 2008 TurboTax Deluxe price increase revolt by Amazon customer reviews

  1. Anonymous says:

    Amen. When I saw the price this year I wondered if I had just gotten a great deal on last year’s version. I dug out my records and saw it was indeed a whopping increase. Shameful! Intuit continues to increase prices, charge extra for functions that should be product improvements and tie long-standing customers. I have used Turbotax for MANY years but have now decided the ease of continuity is not outweighed by the company’s absolute greed and disrespect of its customers and the public.

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