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It's been said that there are only two things you can count on in life; Death and Taxes. Calculating the amount of income tax you owe every April can be an arduous task. Reading the forms, putting in the correct numbers, looking for deductions, double-checking your math; it can be a very time-consuming and frustrating experience.

Get Your Taxes Done With TurboTax Today! Fortunately, there are options. You can pay an accountant a large fee to do your taxes for you. Or, as millions of people have discovered, you can use tax software to do your taxes on your computer - quickly, easily, and for a fraction of the cost of a tax preparer. Plus, you can electronically file your income tax directly to the IRS and receive your refund in as little as 7-10 days!

There are many factors you should consider when looking at tax software. Some of these include:

  • Selection.  Are you single, living in an apartment with no kids? Married, in a home with children, Own a small business? You want to make sure the tax software you select meets your needs.
  • Convenience.  Do you want an easy-to-use, step-by-step tax software tutorial to guide you through the tax process? Or do you want to get right into the forms, and fill in the blanks yourself?
  • Cost.  What is the cost of the tax software, compared with similar products?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best tax software available today. We hope these reviews help you complete your taxes quickly and easily!

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2016

Tax Software Reviews

5 stars
TurboTax

TURBOTAXTopConsumerReviews.com Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

TurboTax is the premier tax software product on the market. With step-by-step instructions presented in a question and answer format, TurboTax can easily be used by anyone from the novice to the expert tax preparer. And with four different products to choose from, you are sure to find one that fits you best.
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4.5 stars
eSmart Tax

ESMART TAX

eSmart, created by the tax experts at Liberty Tax, is a great online option for your tax filing needs. Their three different products are designed to meet the needs of anyone’s tax situation. Support, affordable pricing, step-by-step guidance and post year uploads make eSmart an excellent choice. Read More... Visit
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4.5 stars
H&R Block

H&R BLOCK

H&R Block's personal tax preparation software is a great value. The simple navigation makes it easy for the novice tax preparer to use. H&R Block offers online and cd-rom versions of the product with great price breaks and packaged offers Read More... Visit
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4 stars
Complete Tax

COMPLETE TAX

Complete Tax offers online State and Federal tax preparation service. This is no-frills tax software that is not necessarily designed for the novice tax preparer.
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3.5 stars
Tax Brain

TAX BRAIN

Tax Brain offers online tax preparation for more experienced tax preparers. Federal and State forms are available starting at $19.95. This is a good service for filers looking for a quick refund as it comes with a loan option.
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3 stars
Tax Simple

TAX SIMPLE

Tax Simple offers an inexpensive and easy way to complete your Federal and State Tax returns. With simple questions that will walk you through your tax situation, Tax Simple completes all the necessary forms for a quick and easy return process. Read More... Visit
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2016 Review of CFS Tax Software CA and NY State Sales Tax Preparer

The Sales Tax Preparer product from CFS is a good fit for tax professionals that need to prepare and file sales and use tax in either California or New York State. CFS Tax Software offers tax and accounting professionals a variety of tax related products ...

Published:  Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:00:00 GMT



Vertex laying off 100 workers in Sarasota

SARASOTA COUNTY - Tax software company Vertex Inc. will lay off 100 workers here by year end, phasing out the line of business it acquired from the defunct Arthur Andersen. Vertex will retain about 70 employees in Sarasota, who will shift to working on ...

Published:  Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:54:00 GMT



IRS Puts Brakes On E-Filing PINs After More Automated Attacks

Links for e-File PIN are embedded in almost all commercial tax software products. The IRS intended to eliminate the use of the e-File PIN completely, but it appears that cybercriminals may have forced their hand. In February of this year, the IRS was able ...

Published:  Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:24:00 GMT



IRS kills e-filing PINs prematurely due to cyberattacks

The IRS chose not to kill the tool back in February, since most commercial tax software products use it. After these recent cyberattacks, though, the agency determined that it would be safer to give up on a verification method that's scheduled for the ch ...

Published:  Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:01:00 GMT



Amid new cyberattacks, IRS shuts down e-Filing PIN tool

While the change is only expected to affect a small segment of taxpayers, those who have not filed their tax returns this year and need a replacement e-File PIN will require assistance from their respective tax software providers, according to the IRS To ...

Published:  Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:25:00 GMT



Tax Software 51% Off on Amazon for Today Only

The new year is here, and that means it's time to get your taxes ready. Luckily Amazon and H&R Block are here to help out with a sale. While not as exciting as some other Amazon sales, the retailer has marked down H&R Block's tax software by 51% for ...

Published:  Fri, 02 Jan 2015 06:01:02 GMT



Taxpayers beware: tax software may end up costing more than you think

It's that time of year again: tax-filing season. Millions of Americans are probably downloading the latest version of their tax preparation software as we speak or picking it up at their local software store. Approximately 52 million taxpayers filed ...

Published:  Wed, 06 Apr 2016 22:51:00 GMT



The Best Tax Software

Tax season can be the most stressful time of the year for some people. With laws that change annually and complicated calculations to compute, it's no wonder that filing taxes can result in one big headache. Luckily, there are many software programs ...

Published:  Wed, 02 Jan 2013 04:33:00 GMT



Tax Software Provider Discloses Data Breach

Criminals may have stolen personal and tax-return information from about 8,800 customers of TaxSlayer LLC, a provider of software to individuals who prepare their own tax returns, according to the company. The data breach is the second reported by a major ...

Published:  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:30:09 GMT



 

 

 

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