With all the tax return preparation software brands on the market today
it's easy to get disoriented trying to figure out what will work best
for your tax filing needs.
Tax Return Preparation
2016 - 2017
What you really need to know is that the top two selling products,
H&R Block and
TurboTax have the competition beat by a
wide margin with TaxACT on
the rise for user friendly tax filing software products.
For decades these two manufacturer brands have been the most widely
excepted choices by consumers nationwide. It's obvious from the start
once you use either of these product lines, that their experience and
expertise have helped them produce the most intuitive and user friendly
approaches to tax preparation.
Tax Return Preparation
Tax Return preparation
and Filing for Federal IRS and State Taxes
Free Tax Software Editions
Online Filing and Desktop
Tax Software Downloads / CD's
U.S. and Canadian Tax
Personal Individual Filing
Small Business | Self
Professionals | Traders
Mac Macintosh | Linux
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best tax preparation
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perfect product for your maximum refund, as well as the easiest filing
process. With decades of experience, either of these brands are truly
a great choice to
taxes and file your return..
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Starting at the bottom of these product lines is the free editions
that they both produce for simple tax filing. These are ideal for returns
that don't require special forms for investments, home ownership, medical
and educational filing needs.
These Free Editions include free efile as well but, you should
know that they don't have import features so your forced to re-enter
all your personal data each year.
Second in these lines are the Basic Editions that offer additional
support to prepare your tax return as well as adding import capabilities
which includes importing from each others brands.
Third comes the Deluxe Editions that offer more extensive
support in deductions, credits and tax benefits to ensure your getting
the biggest refund. Plus, support for investment, medical, education
at the top of their lines are the Premium and Premier Tax Return
Preparation Editions that are great for the investor. These programs
are great for returns requiring more detailed support for more complicated
areas of filing including special forms for the self employed filer.
For the business owner they offer Home and Business Editions
that are ideal for completing personal and small business returns with
one software package. It's a great way to ensure your getting all the
deductions you can for both your filing needs.
Online Tax Return Preparation Software
Brands You Should Consider
Many more brands are on the market to choose from and they may work
just fine for you but, with superior experience and development it's
no wonder that TurboTax and HR Block have been at the top of consumer
acceptance for electronic online
tax return preparation and filing.
To prepare federal or state returns there really are no close competitors
to these brands. You can purchase them with or without the state program
so there's no need to waste money on something your not going to use.
What it really boils down to is price. There are cheaper programs
on the market but, in general your going to pay one way or another.
Less expensive brands generally don't have the custom formatting of
tailoring themselves to your filing needs as the top two competitors
do. Without this feature there is no doubt more time and confusion will
slow your preparation process.
For me, I've tried a lot of the competition and it's taught me to
stick with the best and leave the rest to someone else. I have bounced
back and forth a few times between the two top contenders since it's
easy to do but, in reality I like them both just as well for tax return