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I did my taxes with Turbo Tax, as I do most years, but this year at the very end they added a 40 dollar “filing” fee. Of course you’re gonna pay it, you really have no choice.

I think it sucks that they sprung it on you at the very end of the filing process.

Now, to make it worse, they are holding my refund until they process the fees I didn’t wanna pay to begin with.

Any lawyers wanna start a class action suit?

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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Is the 40 dollar filing fee for federal or state?

I always remember them filing federal for free and you pay a fee for state. Or you could just print off the state for free and snail mail it in.

With all of that said, I'm not surprised, Turbo tax has been known to slowly move the goal posts, such as pushing some things that were once on deluxe to premier etc.
Last edited by: AndysStrongAle: Feb 6, 19 6:20
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Re: Turbo tax [AndysStrongAle] [ In reply to ]
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I love in Florida, no state tax so it’s not that.

I’m not really sure what it was for. I think it was because I didn’t pay for it with my Apple ID. I’m not 100% sure.

What pisses me off most is they have my money and won’t release it to me.

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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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Why not print the return and mail it? That's what I do. It may delay your refund for a bit (but, after the shutdown I suspect all tax return processing will be delayed).

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Re: Turbo tax [HandHeartCrown] [ In reply to ]
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Mine has already been processed and send toward my checking account. I’d have it I’d turbo tax wasn’t holding it.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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So you’re saying the government got your tax retur and processed your refund before TurboTax could process your $40 filing fee?

Something doesn’t sound right there.
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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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Nova wrote:
Mine has already been processed and send toward my checking account. I’d have it I’d turbo tax wasn’t holding it.

Wait your tax return goes to Turbo Tax... $40 filing fee...

Neither of these things is how Turbo tax works at least for me. Did you buy a bootleg copy of ebay?

Something smells very wrong. The fed sends the money to you not to turbo tax.

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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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It hasn't been free for a few years now, $40 for fed is what they typically charge, then add more for state if you have to.

I just use it to check my numbers these days. I complete the process up to the filing point, then I go fill out the free online forms and make sure my refund numbers match then submit the free form. Doubles the work, but saves me $80-100.
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Re: Turbo tax [DavHamm] [ In reply to ]
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DavHamm wrote:

Something smells very wrong. The fed sends the money to you not to turbo tax.

Yeah, the more I think about it, the fed deposits your money into your account.

Are you potentially being phished? How are you seeing the $40 request? Email, on Turbo Tax, did you buy a CD or online version?
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Re: Turbo tax [AndysStrongAle] [ In reply to ]
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AndysStrongAle wrote:
DavHamm wrote:


Something smells very wrong. The fed sends the money to you not to turbo tax.


Yeah, the more I think about it, the fed deposits your money into your account.

Are you potentially being phished? How are you seeing the $40 request? Email, on Turbo Tax, did you buy a CD or online version?


I did find this? But its for versions that don't have the free e-file which all the fed copies I see seem to ?

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/...ax-return-1832227421



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Re: Turbo tax [DavHamm] [ In reply to ]
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DavHamm wrote:
AndysStrongAle wrote:
DavHamm wrote:


Something smells very wrong. The fed sends the money to you not to turbo tax.


Yeah, the more I think about it, the fed deposits your money into your account.

Are you potentially being phished? How are you seeing the $40 request? Email, on Turbo Tax, did you buy a CD or online version?


I did find this? But its for versions that don't have the free e-file which all the fed copies I see seem to ?

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/...ax-return-1832227421


Wow those sneaky bastards. Quick look I think its free e-file if you get a CD, if you do it online its not free?
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Re: Turbo tax [AndysStrongAle] [ In reply to ]
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I downloaded the app from apple to my iPad.

This is the email I got:


Your refund is on its way
It should be automatically deposited in your account by the next business day.
What’s next:
Tax Products Group (TPG), a TurboTax partner, will process your refund by deducting your TurboTax fees from your federal refund and sending the remainder of your refund to you using the delivery method you chose. If you have already paid, please disregard the information about fees being deducted from your refund.

You can start checking your account tomorrow to see if your deposit has posted. Note: Some financial institutions may take 1 or 2 business days to post your deposit.

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Last edited by: Nova: Feb 6, 19 10:06
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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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Nova wrote:
I downloaded the app from apple to my iPad.

This is the email I got:


Your refund is on its way
It should be automatically deposited in your account by the next business day.
What’s next:
Tax Products Group (TPG), a TurboTax partner, will process your refund by deducting your TurboTax fees from your federal refund and sending the remainder of your refund to you using the delivery method you chose. If you have already paid, please disregard the information about fees being deducted from your refund.

You can start checking your account tomorrow to see if your deposit has posted. Note: Some financial institutions may take 1 or 2 business days to post your deposit.

Yup sounds like your in the case the article mentions.
So you got an online version which did not include a free e-file. So its $40 to efile. It seems turbo tax offers 2 options, pay the $40 with CC and be done, or have the $40 (+$39.99 fee) taken out of your return. Which seems to be what you did. So now and I dont get how this works, but it was probably in some agreement you checked your refund comes to them they take their money and send the rest to you.

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Re: Turbo tax [DavHamm] [ In reply to ]
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Why not just have your accountant do them for you?
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Re: Turbo tax [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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Why not just have your accountant do them for you?

Because that costs more than $40.
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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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Is this what you are talking about?

Save time with TurboTax StateWe automatically transfer your information to TurboTax State.
Once you've completed your federal tax return, we'll automatically transfer your information and give you the option of completing your state taxes using TurboTax.
Price per state
$39.99*
  1. 1.Complete your
    federal return


  2. 2.Your info automatically
    transfers to state


  3. 3.Answer a few more
    easy questions and
    e-file for a fast refund


What's included with TurboTax State?


  • Free e-file — With TurboTax State you can e-file your return at no additional cost.


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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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I love in Florida, no state tax so it’s not that.



There is tax on capital gains.

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Re: Turbo tax [schroeder] [ In reply to ]
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I didn’t claim any capital gains.

I took the easiest possible way. Filed with the standard deduction and just two incomes.

I just checked my account, the taxes are there.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
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Re: Turbo tax [M~] [ In reply to ]
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M~ wrote:
Is this what you are talking about?

Save time with TurboTax StateWe automatically transfer your information to TurboTax State.
Once you've completed your federal tax return, we'll automatically transfer your information and give you the option of completing your state taxes using TurboTax.
Price per state
$39.99*
  1. 1.Complete your
    federal return


  2. 2.Your info automatically
    transfers to state


  3. 3.Answer a few more
    easy questions and
    e-file for a fast refund


What's included with TurboTax State?


  • Free e-file — With TurboTax State you can e-file your return at no additional cost.

Yes, but it stopped at 1.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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I can’t believe TurboTax did exactly what you told them to do. Fucking bastards.
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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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If you filed with nothing but standard deduction TT shouldn't charge you...I did my son's taxes yesterday and filed standard - there was no charge.
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Re: Turbo tax [blueraider_mike] [ In reply to ]
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Did he maybe ask Turbotax to send refund immediately.

For those who don't know because we would never do such a thing:

HR Block, Liberty Tax etc... do NOT make their money by doing taxes.

They make their money by doing a ta return, giving you your refund same day for a *small* fee and routing your refund to themselves.

Essentially a payday loan operation except the payor is the most secure payor in the world - the United States Government - and the fees aren't regulated so they are higher than payday type loans.
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Re: Turbo tax [Spiridon Louis] [ In reply to ]
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I can’t believe TurboTax did exactly what you told them to do. Fucking bastards.

I've used TT every year for the last 5 or 6 years. It's just easier for me because all my info is already in the data base. I have never been asked at the very end to pay an extra 40 dollars to file, and I definitely have never had them HOLD my check for any amount of time.

It's all moot, I got my refund.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
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Re: Turbo tax [Nova] [ In reply to ]
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I guess you decided not to proceed with your class action lawsuit then.................
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Re: Turbo tax [Spiridon Louis] [ In reply to ]
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Spiridon Louis wrote:
I guess you decided not to proceed with your class action lawsuit then.................

Oh no, hell no...

I'm actively looking for an attorney to file for me.

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