Expatfile vs Turbotax

Comparing Expatfile and Turbotax? Read our customer reviews below to see how users compare Expatfile vs TurboTax.

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I wish I'd have found this site years ago. Not only is it super easy to use, but the support response is outstanding. Typical email response times are a few minutes and nearly always under an hour, and the online chat is entirely available. Expatfile helped me get refunds I didn't know I was due, and with them I managed to refile some past years, but unfortunately due to US tax law it was a limited number. Previously I used Turbotax for years while in the US and then as an expat, but I've found it becoming more and more complex with the questions being more targetted to an accountant, not so with expatfile, everything is in human non-professional English. I can't praise this company enough.
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Chris Harvey

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I have used Turbotax for the last 5 years and this year I switched to your service and I wished I would have switched sooner. You software is much easier to use and there is no up-selling adds over and over again while filling out the forms. Bravo!!
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Bradley Fleetwood

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So much better than Turbotax! I'll never use Turbotax again, this was the most stress-free tax filing of my life. I never leave reviews so this just goes to show how happy I am with this tax software.
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Olivia

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Have used Expatfile since its launch, and so much better than TurboTax that is used for over a decade. The UX of Expatfile fits very well to my tax reporting needs as someone overseas. And it is quick! Highly recommended!
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Douglas Marett

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Before moving to Sweden from the US two years ago, I had been using TurboTax to do our taxes and it always seemed to take a long time, going through many tedious questions that mostly never applied to us. Perhaps they were being thorough, but I just remember feeling like it took forever. Yet with ExpatFile, it seems like it takes no time at all! Especially this year, as they had most of my data from last year's filing. But even last year, it was over way faster than I expected. They just get right to the point, asking only for the info they need and then it's done! Highly recommend.
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Ben Gregg

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I spent hours trying to make this work with TurboTax, and even selecting the premium package for expats, things were not right. Even on a Sunday, Expatfile's customer service was available and assisted with my questions.
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Sophie

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I was considering giving up my US citizenship because filing taxes every year is such a pain, even with TurboTax. With Expatfile I was literally done in less than 30 minutes AND it filed my FBAR at the same time!
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Nyssa Packard

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This made things way easier than HR Block and Turbotax. Last year in 22 my taxes were outrageous and even though I paid HR Block to provide me with all the proper documents, they did not. Expatfile cut my taxes in half... Well almost in half and provided me with documents necessary. I also like that there is audit protection. So glad I found this company.
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Thomas Edgar

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I was worried about how to do our taxes this year as we've been living abroad here in Ecuador. I like doing my own taxes and working through our W2s but it was turning into a big headache with TurboTax and FreeTaxUSA. We have a foreign bank account here and I had lots of questions how to handle that. I was really excited to discover Expatfile, literally built for people like us. The program knows exactly what type of questions to ask specifically for people living outside the US. Honestly, I was really happy with how things turned out and would highly recommend this to anyone who's looking to do their own taxes with specifically designed software packages like this. Great experience!
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Caleb Longenecker-Fox

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Very easy and straightforward! By far, way easier than TurboTax and very competitive price wise.
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Daniel Trejo Cecili

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Easy to use, and very intuitive. I've used packages such as TurboTax and TaxAct and this was by far the best, since it's customized for Expats. You don't need to go searching for the options and exceptions for foreign residents.
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Tzipporah Hershkowitz

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For relatively uncomplicated tax situations, this software is a simple way for expats to e-file without the nonsensical aggravation that you get from Turbotax.
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Dennis H.

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Holy cow. I’ve tried TurboTax, tried many other tax software. I don’t have the most complex tax situation, but have lots of investment income back in the US (multiple 1099B / DIV forms), fully live elsewhere. It was nuts how easy it was. I don’t know if it will be applicable to everyone, but it legitimately took me less than 30 minutes. I would give it 6 stars if I could.
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Jack S.

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I spent hours trying to get TurboTax to correctly calculate my foreign earned income exclusion & foreign tax credit. I eventually gave up and found Expatfile, which worked perfectly for my needs.
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Clara

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Excellent customer service. Answered my questions quickly and effectively, something that Turbotax was not able to do at all last year.
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Maria A.

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So much easier and faster than TurboTax! Everything was straight forward and to the point. It was especially nice that I could pay with my debit/credit cards attached to my foreign address than dealing with having a family member use their card and having to pay them back.
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Heidi Meyer

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