Ok – so I have just an itty bitty tiny issue with the current Turbo Tax commercials that are running these days. But first let me say:
- I am a loyal Turbo Tax user and have been for over ten years.
B. I actually like doing my taxes – I know it is strange – but I like organizing a year’s worth of financials in one area and seeing how much we earned, how much we donated, and how much we spent.
So here is my gripe – but first – take a look at a commercial that contains my gripe:
Ok – did you see it? Press play again and see if you see it.
” 100% Accurate Calculations”
Well – as any eleven year girl might say and currently my three-year old son likes to say “DUH!”
It’s called MATH.
Geez – if a tax program doesn’t guarantee 100% accurate calculations – I’d be scared.
I understand that math on a tax from is a little more than basic math – there is adding, subtracting, taking one number plugging it into a table and finding a different number, calculating percentages, etc. But I have to say – all of these calculations can be done on a basic calculator or adding machine. There are no derivatives, no sine, no cosine, no tangents. (That’s all I remember from college Calculus.)
Isn’t this is what computers are for! Before Facebook, computers did massive calculations. Computers make calculations easier and quicker for the user.
And I totally get it. Turbo Tax wants to guarantee something – and they can’t guarantee that you will get a refund and they especially can’t guarantee that your taxes are done correctly. That depends on the person and how they inputting their personal data.
I get it. It’s not a huge gripe. It’s not a matter of “buyer beware”. It’s just something I noticed and since having noticed it – every time I see the commercial, I note the comment to myself and say “I’d sure hope the calculations are done accurately.”
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Happy Groundhogs Day!