At this time of year anger begins to build toward the Internal Revenue Service. We collect W-2s and other paperwork, we dread the tax forms and we resent the United States government.
Some consumers aren’t furious with Uncle Sam right now, but they sure are ticked off at Intuit.
The company made major changes to the Deluxe version of its popular TurboTax software, removing several forms (including rental income and capital gains) and nixing help with filling out self-employment and small business income.
Some consumers who already bought the software have found they must pay up to $40 more for an upgrade. Guess what? They’re not happy about that.
“Generally everybody directs their ire at the IRS. This year, TurboTax is catching the hate,” notes tax journalist Kay Bell.
If you were one of those early birds, don’t despair: H&R Block wants to give you a free replacement product.