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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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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 08:43:00 GMT



When should you hire someone to do your taxes?

But with all the ways to get your taxes prepared, you might be wondering if you should be using a private certified public accountant (CPA) or an enrolled agent (EA); or whether you can just use the latest tax software and do them yourself; or if you ...

Published:  Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:14:00 GMT



TaxSlayer Discloses Data Breach Details

It appears that TaxSlayer may have sustained a bit of a wound itself in the area of customer data security. On Jan. 29, the tax software preparation company notified about 8,800 individual customers that hackers may have accessed their accounts ...

Published:  Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:48:00 GMT



EzW2 2015 Tax Software Now Accommodates Businesses With Employees Working In More than One State

Not all employees work at just one location. These days, companies rely on employees to travel to different locations, sometimes even different states. Because of this, developers at Halfpricesoft.com have created a feature in ezW2 2015 to print forms for ...

Published:  Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:34:00 GMT



Do you qualify to file your taxes for free?

Participating vendors include popular tax software like TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxAct, OLT Online Taxes and 1040NOW. According to the department, there are several benefits to filing online: Faster refunds - Electronically-filed returns are processed in 12 ...

Published:  Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:19:00 GMT



Watch Out for Fake Turbo Tax Emails

Scammers are targeting taxpayers by sending TurboTax customers fake emails designed to steal people's personal and account information, according to a Feb. 4 announcement by Intuit, the parent company of the do-it-yourself tax software. Intuit said the ...

Published:  Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:24:00 GMT



Presidents' Day Deals on Big-Ticket Items Can Stretch Tax Refunds

For those that have not filed 2015 taxes yet, FatWallet has created a one-stop for Tax Software Deals, aggregating the top savings on current upgrades for personal and small business filing software from TurboTax, H&R Block, Staples and others.

Published:  Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:18:00 GMT



IRS Free File launches today; Offers more free federal and free state tax software options

The Internal Revenue Service and Free File Alliance today announced the launch of Free File with many changes and updates for 2016, including more free state tax return options and easier Form W-2 imports. For 2016, there are 13 brand-name tax software ...

Published:  Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:12:00 GMT



Tax Tip: Picking a Preparer

You could also skip a preparer and opt to either file your own taxes, or do it yourself using one of the many tax software programs that are available. But Hayman recommends the personal approach. "They will follow up with you if there are any notices that ...

Published:  Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:40:00 GMT



Frederickson Murri Introduces New Tax Software - CCH Axcess™ from Wolters Kluwer

Frederickson Murri took a bold step into the future recently by implementing Wolters Kluwer's complete CCH Axcess™ cloud-based tax preparation, compliance and firm management solution into their practice. Firm employees can now instantly look at one ...

Published:  Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:26:00 GMT



 

 

 

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