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TurboTax 2015 Release Date (for tax year 2014)

tubotax 2015 for tax year 2014

Updated December 8th, 2014: TurboTax has has just made all of the boxed and online versions available (U.S versions only – The Canadian ones will arrive in January).  You can now pick it up at Intuit.com. Your options are listed below which all happen to be on sale at the moment:

Boxed Versions (CD and downloads): 

  • Basic 2014: on sale for $19.99 (normally $29.99) with Federal return included.
  • Deluxe 2014: on sale for $59.99 (normally $69.99) with Federal and State returns included.
  • Premier 2014: on sale for $89.99 (normally $99.99) with Federal and State returns included.
  • Home & Business 2014: on sale for $99.99 (normally $99.99) with Federal and State returns included.
  • Business 2014: on sale for $149.99 (normally $159.99) with Federal return included.

Online Versions:

  • Federal Free Edition: Free!
  • Deluxe 2014: on sale for $29.99 (normally $49.99) with Federal return included.
  • Premier 2014: on sale for $49.99 (normally $74.99) with Federal return included.
  • Home & Business 2014: on sale for $74.99 (normally $99.99) with Federal return included.

For 2015, most versions also qualify for the Turbotax-Amazon gift card offer where you can elect to have part or all of your Federal refund given to you in the form of an Amazon gift card. When you do, TurboTax will bump up to an extra 10% of the value of your return for free.


We are once again slowly approaching that dreadful time of year where we have to pay our dues to the tax man. For those that are users of TurboTax, you can expect the new versions to be released in December 2014 in the United States and in January 2015 in Canada. You will usually see the online editions available at turbotax.intuit.com about two weeks before retail outlets receive the boxed versions.

Expect to see the new TurboTax versions for the 2014 tax year become available in mid-November 2014 for the United States and by mid-January 2015 in Canada.- Expected TurboTax Release Dates

Do we expect to see any changes in TurboTax for 2015?

Besides software updates adjusted to the changes in the tax code, we don’t expect to see any dramatic changes to any of the TurboTax versions this year. We’re expecting the same versions to still be available for tax year 2014 (Free Edition, Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business, and Military) with a possibility of slight improvements to their iPad app. As a user of TurboTax myself, I would love to see an improved update process. It seems like every time I would open the program it had new updates to install that would take 10 or more minutes to install. We would also like to see all versions include the State return (which most people are required to file) vs. being charged the extra fee on top of the Federal filing fee to order it.

What would you like to see changed in TurboTax?

Leave your wish list and product improvement suggestions below.

  1. November 23, 2014

    Amy

    Add the Estate or Trust (Form 1041) to the Premier product. I have to file a return for a simple family trust but have no other need for the Business software and since the Business software does not include personal taxes, I have to buy two products every year.

    • December 5, 2014

      Adam

      I think Amy has a terrific idea, and I wholly agree. It seems rather onerous to not allow users to file simple Estate and Trust Form 1041s, along with their Premier and/or Home & Business versions.

  2. November 18, 2014

    Gina

    More than 10 million in total proceeds for stock transactions. If TT was capable of this I wouldn’t have to move to another program, but this year I will. Just doesn’t work well for active traders.

  3. November 16, 2014

    dan g

    In the new version just released, after you import the information from your previous years return, and go to enter your wages and income information, you get to a page that lists all of your last years entries (such as bank accounts, w2 forms, stock dividend information etc). It then asks you if these apply to 2014 income? In previous years the default was “yes” and you could go to the next page to enter the information as needed, In the 2014 version, the default is that you must select an answer for each one or you can’t go to the next page to start to enter your information. The only way around it is to use the “forms” method of entering your information.
    Why did they make this change? It would appear to me that this was not a well thought out decision.

  4. November 14, 2014

    Anarchy

    If they just simplified the tax laws, we would not need TurboTax, H&R Block, or any other crook to further rip us off of our hard earned money. God Bless America!

    • November 18, 2014

      Don

      Name one simplification the government has done that has made this easier?

      • November 20, 2014

        Anarchy

        Not THIS government! The next government!

  5. November 11, 2014

    Paul

    I’m disappointed that the State version of Turbo Tax will apparently no longer be available with the federal package.

    • November 17, 2014

      Hoody

      ? I checked and was told that TT Deluxe WILL have one free state D/L

  6. November 3, 2014

    Ann

    Not information is available regarding the Bailey Act.

  7. October 31, 2014

    Bryan

    My version of TurboTax last year could only deal with a 1099s if the sale was my home.

    The reality was that is was a lot, not a home, and TT could not deal with the loss.
    I was using the install version not the online.

  8. October 17, 2014

    S103462

    As one person noted above, I also recently became aware that the TurboTax Deluxe version we have been using for many, many years will no longer support calculation of stocks, bonds, and other investment income (Schedule D); will no longer support calculation of rental property tax deductions (Schedule E); and will no longer support calculation of small business income and expense reporting (Schedule C). Those are pretty dramatic changes that go well beyond software updates adjusted to the changes in the tax code. Ouch!!

    I’m curious as to which version TurboTax is going to put the newest forms to handle the new Affordable Care Act premium tax credit requirements (Forms 1095-A, 8962, 8965, etc.)?

  9. October 14, 2014

    JoeTaxpayer

    Yes, the 2014 edition brings major changes.
    I got my email to preorder and can see that the “Deluxe” edition (That I usually got at Costco for $40 on sale) no longer supports stock transactions or rental property. Their matrix shows that “Premiere” is needed.
    I have to have some blogging income and report this on a schedule C. This requires a bump to “Home & Business.”
    I have no problem paying for the higher level version. It’s worth every cent. I’m just wondering how many folk will get home and realize they bought a version that no longer has the forms they need.

    • October 29, 2014

      John

      The matrix for 2014 is no different than the matrix for 2013.

      • November 10, 2014

        Hunter

        I think there is some confusion between TT2014, for tax year 2013. and TT2015 for tax year 2014. The TT site currently show Deluxe for TY 2014 does not include Schedule D.

      • November 13, 2014

        JoeTaxpayer

        Not true John. Deluxe 2013 had the forms I mentioned. The new grid (list of forms) for the CD purchase is clearly different this year.

  10. September 30, 2014

    TC

    TurboTax needs to be updated in allow the inclusion of income earned in the USVI. It IS an United States territory.

  11. July 19, 2014

    Sue Scardina

    Is there any way to update 2014 tax tables into 2013 TurboTax so I can plan for 2014?
    2014 Turbotax comes out too late for planning. I start in Jan 2014 to plan.
    Thanks Sue

  12. April 6, 2014

    Anna

    Turbotax should make a software product for trust returns utilizable on Macs. Also need Turbotax for Business to work on my Mac.

    I agree with others that it would be useful to have earlier access to input background data and tax plan.

    • September 30, 2014

      Jim

      Simple solution there.

      Stop using Mac, get with everyone else and buy a PC.

      • October 12, 2014

        Larry

        Thanks, Jim, for your thoughtful comment. You might have noticed that some some of us prefer the Mac.

      • November 8, 2014

        Robb

        Who are you? And why do you bother to even be on this site. Snarky non-pertinent responses to a valid question place you in the 12-16 year old category. Go play a video game or something.

  13. November 17, 2013

    REJM

    I am a long time Turbotax user and plan to keep it that way. That said, I converted the 1040 tax worksheet into Excel formulas (it is all simply math anyway) and do my advanced planning for the new year. I know after doing this for 10+ years get very close to the same results I get with TT each year to iclude my state tax exposure. It is great for planning the next year as well as out 5+ years by making a few basic bracket and deductible assumptions. I even included a comparison versus AMT to balance my exposure versus paying regular federal taxes.

    • November 24, 2013

      MCZS-1

      Hi! Very interested if finding out how to convert 1040 tax worksheets into excel file for future tax planning. Husband is retired and would like to pull out IRA to payoff house. Wanting to stay in the 15% tax bracket. I have a fixed income so should be easy to add that. Thanks!

    • November 26, 2013

      Elizabeth Ruso

      How did you convert the tax worksheet into Excel? Would love to be able to do that. Appreciate your advice. Always a challenge trying to come up with estimated taxes. Usually I just do a proforma tax return but would be great to have it I Excel. Thanks.

  14. November 2, 2013

    Powell

    TT need to get a skeleton version of it’s 2013 tax out early so that we have more time to do year end planning. Dec is too late.

    • November 6, 2013

      jim

      For those wanting to plan ahead, if you own an iPad w/IOs7, there is an app that lets to do some advance tax planning prior to the release of the full TT for 2013

  15. October 23, 2013

    Planner

    Would like to see an earlier release date, so I can put preliminary information in, that will help with tax planning for the duration of the year. Even if it has previous years tax code, to be updated when available.

    • October 27, 2013

      Kirbinator

      I agree. I too would like the ability to perform preliminary tax planning with the understanding that not all of the tax code may be coded yet and/or testing is not fully complete.

  16. October 22, 2013

    TurboTax Long-time User

    Actually I rather like being able to purchase TurboTax without the state. TurboTax without the state is much less expensive than with it and I don’t like having to buy something I don’t need. Texas, Florida, Alaska, Nevada, South Dakota, and Washington states do not have an income tax. So I am very happy with TurboTax without any changes at all.

  17. October 22, 2013

    Gina

    I think Turbotax for Corporations should include one or two personal returns for small S Corps with one or two owners.

  18. October 18, 2013

    RJG

    A CPA tells me that as of July 2013 (i.e. now in effect) the foreign “TD F 90-22-1″ forms must be file online (e-filed) directly by the taxpayer. Will TurboTax 2013 offer that capability. Apparently hard-copy paper filing for those forms is no longer allowed,
    ———
    Electronic Filing for FBAR Forms – MANDATORY Beginning July 1, 2013

    On June 29, 2011, FinCEN announced that all FinCEN forms must be filed electronically with certain exceptions. The FBAR was granted a general exemption from mandatory electronic filing through June 30, 2013. E-filing is a quick and secure way for individuals to file FBARs. Filers will receive an acknowledgement of each submission. For more information about FBAR e-filing, read the FinCEN news release [http://www.fincen.gov/news_room/nr/html/20110717.html].

    • September 12, 2014

      Randy Katz

      Hi, from what I can gather I would wager that TurboTax will NOT include the FinCEN for the year 2014 (turbotax 2015). I would in fact be very surprised if it did. On a lighter note I filled out the form last year and it is basically a piece of cake, don’t believe everything you read in the media. You just put your name/address/year and each account and highest balance and that is basically it.

  19. October 18, 2013

    RJG

    PLEASE provide a printable list that shows Estimates, Overrides, Omissions and Errors, one per line.
    e.g.
    TYPE | ROOT? |FORM | LINE/BOX | DESCRIPTION
    I just want a ‘cheat sheet’ so I can research off-line. On that list, indicate the “root cause” problem – I don’t need to know that a 1040 value is “estimated” – I want to know the actual data source which, when fixed, will correct an “upstream” error.
    Format the list so I can cut/paste into Excel.
    Chasing data items that need correction is extremely time-consuming the way it currently works. I believe there was a rudimentary listing several years ago.

  20. September 25, 2013

    Stanley Star

    Since states have free on line prep availability, TT should allow unlimited filing of state returns without additional fees. If you can file the federal for free, the state should be free also.

    • October 3, 2013

      HOODY

      I think so too

    • October 16, 2013

      Janet

      My state (NC) charges a fee if you e-file so I e-file federal but snail mail state. Don’t know how many other states charge a fee.

      • November 1, 2013

        John

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        North Carolina does *not* charge a fee to efile. Similarly, Intuit/TurboTax does not charge such a fee. The charge levied by TurboTax is actually a payment to the intermediary company that actually handles the state efiles. You may be able to get free or low cost North Carolina efiling at:

        http://www.dornc.com/electronic/individual/software.html

        California and New Mexico do not charge a fee to efile.

        • November 6, 2013

          Boggy

          It would be cheaper for the state and more profitable for the “middle man” for the state to eat the cost of e-filing. I do the same – e-file federal, paper for the state. Maybe, one the some government “genius” is going to figure it out, what is the best for the state, you know, the big picture.

  21. September 19, 2013

    James

    Can I open a data base for my 2013 return even though I have never used TurboTax? Basically getting a head start with basic information and importing account numbers and investment company accounts. Thanks

  22. September 18, 2013

    JuniorG

    Need Turbo Tax for Business for MAC

  23. August 31, 2013

    trader x

    Increase the alowable trade entries for investments and get rid of the limit of 9 digits. A moderately active trader will easily go over total stock sales of 10 million ( thats 4 trades a day of $12,500 ) Not that much!

    • November 18, 2014

      Gina

      I have the same issue. I’m going to have to get different software or find a friend who will let me use a more powerful program. TT will lose a lot of money from people who would have use their product. They’d be better off getting up to speed with the needs of active traders.

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