Last year there was a big kerfuffle when TurboTax took Schedule C* out of their “Deluxe” (lowest cost above the free version), and people started deserting them in droves, so they gave folks a “free upgrade” to the version that did have Schedule C. So I stayed with TurboTax for that year, but I could see the writing on the wall.
This year it appears TurboTax and H&R Block are both putting Schedule C into their more expensive versions. So now I’m looking at TaxAct. A lot cheaper at $20 for everything (the version with Schedule C). Anyone have experience with them?
This is going to be a complicated year for me: first year married, first full year retired, my spouse is the one who needs Schedule C (I hope for the last time, he should be retiring after this year). Can Tax Act handle all this? The only software I have ever used is TurboTax, so how different will TaxAct be?
*Schedule C: profit and loss for single proprietor business, such as a hairdresser (and probably other small businesses, that’s all I know about it).