Q2003 tax planner no good any more?


G

Gary Townsend

I'm guessing I already know the answer to this question, but I figured
I'd ask anyway. I'm using Q2003 Premier, and used the tax planner all
year last year to keep track of my taxes throughout the year and make
sure I wasn't under-withholding. I'm happy to report that after
completing my taxes the Q Tax Planner was within $100 of where I ended
up being. Keep in mind that you need to keep up with this thing
througout the year. It occasionally goes whacko and projects
something funky if you don't keep an eye on it...but it's still easier
than doing it in Excel.

Here we are in 2004 and it will only do tax planning for 2002 or 2003.
I'm guessing this is a ploy by Intuit to get me to upgrade to Q2004.
I looked for program updates but didn't find anything. I'm running
the latest update according to Intuit's support page.

Am I correct to assume I'll need to upgrade to a newer version if I
want to keep using this functionality?

Thanks,

Gary
 
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K

KD

Find my reply inline....:
Here we are in 2004 and it will only do tax planning for 2002 or 2003.
I'm guessing this is a ploy by Intuit to get me to upgrade to Q2004.
I looked for program updates but didn't find anything. I'm running
the latest update according to Intuit's support page.

Am I correct to assume I'll need to upgrade to a newer version if I
want to keep using this functionality?
Yup. They say it's because the tax code changes too often. I only
wish they'd tell the truth, and say it simply doesn't fit they're
business model.

Heck, if they'd actually _improve_ the product, or not break what
works, I'd be fine with paying a subscription fee, or to upgrade each
year. But their quality engineering is so lousy, that savvy users
(I've been using since Quicken 2.0 for DOS, in 1989) know better than
to trust data and time to Intuit's upgrades.

Anyway - here's a pointer to their statement on Tax Planner support:

http://tinyurl.com/25rqo

-Kevin
 

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