Minnesota Dept. of Revenue to issue update on TurboTax issue Monday

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  • Updated: March 9, 2013 - 7:53 PM

The Minnesota Department of Revenue said Saturday that it plans to hold a news conference Monday to update the public on the problems it reported Friday with electronic tax filing services, including Intuit’s Turbo­Tax.

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irvine93Mar. 9, 13 7:05 PM

I have used TurboTax on the web for many years and never had any problems, at least not with political contributions. I never needed property tax refund and this year is the first one that I have to use Sch. M1M and it is a mess. Every entry requires a worksheet and this is why I am using a CPA this year. One has to wonder whether the smart people in the Dept. of Revenue are purposefully designing complicated forms that only professional tax prepares and CPAs can love.

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ccdog91Mar. 9, 13 7:13 PM

In country where the climate suggests that voting is far too complicated, it is amazing we allow the government to force a tax system on us so complicated that software must be purchased or accountants employed to navigate it. Recently, banks were penalized for confusing paperwork-- is there anything more confusing and lacking understanding by the submitter than your own tax forms?

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pitythefoolsMar. 9, 13 7:59 PM

I've used TT for years and love it. Especially since it carries forward balances from prior years. This is really unfortunate for TT. My taxes are complex (two W-2's, two sole proprietorships) and it spits out about 35 pages for filing. For individuals that's bad enough. But when I used it for a C-Corp oh Lord help us. There is no way tax software can provide enough information for a business to file its own taxes. The tax code is way, way, way too convoluted. I have no idea if the taxes I file are correct even if I answer TT's questions honestly. You just can't automate a mess like our tax code.

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tiedie1970Mar. 9, 13 8:18 PM

OLT On Line Taxes did the same thing to me when I filed Minnesota. tried to correct it through the on line chat. What a joke. Ended up going to CPA and had an amended return filed. The funny part was the return was excepted by the state of Minnesota yet it was not completed and still was charged. Never again!!!

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windigolakeMar. 10, 13 8:42 AM

I have used TaxCut (bought by H&R Block years ago) for over 15 years. Never a glitch or a rejected return. I even used it for clients. It offers pulling information from the previous year's return, and now gets your W-2 information automatically online for employers who use that service. A real timesaver for people with two or more w-2's. TurboTax's virtual monopoly on tax software doesn't help anyone, especially when the TT programers are lazy and cause this sort of problem for filers.

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formergopMar. 10, 1310:16 AM

I decided to try Turbo Tax this year for the first time. Where do I get my money back?

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FrankLMar. 10, 1310:08 PM

The MN Revenue dept created part of this problem. For some reason they randomly switched the 2 digit codes for political donations. The same 5 codes were still used, they were randomly reassigned to to different parties. For example last year Repubs were code 13, this year code 11, while code 13 was reassigned to Independents.

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myob_STMar. 11, 13 7:47 PM

FrankL, don't know why the state would have done that, but it's Intuit's job to track it down and lock it in its own corral. I've used TT for 10 years and have never had any trouble, but I'm glad I waited this year until the fixes were done.

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