Now that the Intuit Turbo tax software has been released I'm looking to purchase the software now so I can get a better idea of how much I will owe in taxes for this year especially since I am currently working on a 1099 basis and haven't had any tax deductions made since July of this year.
My income taxes for the United States and California are from two employers, one of which I was paid using a W2 basis and the other one in which I am being paid using a 1099 basis.
I own my home and understand that technically I am considered to be self employed and as such want to get as many deductions as possible from my home mortgage interest, from improvements made to my home/home business, from my vehicle which I use to travel to my customer site, and from anything else I have spent on my business.
Normally I would file my taxes online at https://turbotax.intuit.com/
but Turbo Tax support has told me that returns for this year will not be able to be started on this website until the second week of January 2018. I need to get an idea now of how much I will owe in taxes based upon what I have already earned and what I am projected to earn for the rest of this year.
So will it be best for me to purchase Turbo Tax Basic, Turbo Tax Deluxe, or Turbo Tax Home & Business so I can claim the most deductions and credits?