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  3. Complete Tax
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Get Your Taxes Done With TurboTax Today! 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.

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!

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2017

Tax Software Reviews

5 stars
TurboTax

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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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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!

Best Tax Software for Small Business in 2017

It's that time of year again-tax season. If you're a new small business, finding the right tools to do your taxes is a must, especially if you don't employ an in-house accountant. Understand what you need before you start your search. Do you know your ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:42:00 GMT



2017 Income Tax Season: Watch Out For Last-Minute Refund Scams In Virginia

Scam emails from posing as a tax software provider or others asking them to update online accounts are being sen to taxpayers, as well. These ruses generally ask taxpayers to give up confidential data such as passwords, Social Security numbers and bank ...

Published:  Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:09:00 GMT



NYS Tax Department Volunteers Will Be at Olean Library Thursday to Help Taxpayers File Online

According to the tax department, the tax software helps reduce errors and ensures that valuable credits, such as Earned Income Tax credits, are claimed. The error rate for e-filed returns is 20 times lower than it is for paper returns, speeding processing ...

Published:  Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:34:00 GMT



Consumer Reports: Last-minute online tax prep

Consumer Reports says using an online or mobile app can help you get the right results. "We looked at the three most popular tax software products. That's TurboTax, H&R Block and TaxAct. We found they're all pretty good, for simple situations especially ...

Published:  Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:24:00 GMT



13 ways to cut your taxes without itemizing

The less taxable income, the less you'll owe the IRS. A word of caution: A few above-the-line tax breaks do require you or your tax software to fill out another IRS form or worksheet. Let's review the current above-the-line deductions you can claim in the ...

Published:  Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:14:00 GMT



IRS warns of phishing emails supposedly from your tax software provider

We're now less than a month away from April 18 - the final deadline to file your personal tax return. The IRS warns that taxpayers may encounter scam emails purporting to be from their tax software provider prompting them to update their online account.

Published:  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:00:00 GMT



Millennials depend on mom and dad for tax filing help

The survey, conducted by ORC International earlier this year on behalf of the tax software company, also found that young men are more likely to rely on parents for tax help than their female counterparts. Forty-four percent of male millennials said they ...

Published:  Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:40:00 GMT



Consumer Reports' Picks: Best Tax Software

the job done right? Consumer Reports took a look at the three most popular products to help you go it alone this tax season. The IRS offers free name-brand tax software for folks making under $62,000. And there is also FREE Tax prep help for those making ...

Published:  Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:57:00 GMT



Accounting for Food Bloggers: A SimpleTax Filing Tutorial

The basic premise (with the exception of self-employment income) is taking the information from the box on the tax slip received and inputting it into the corresponding box within the tax software. For real, it's that simple. When it comes to inputting ...

Published:  Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:15:00 GMT



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