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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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TAD official apologizes for property tax software problems

The chief appraiser of the Tarrant Appraisal District apologized to a panel of state lawmakers after a grilling over the problems with the software that caused millions of dollars in property to remain off the books in 2015. "I'm very sorry for the ...

Published:  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:02:00 GMT



Loophole in property tax software yet to be plugged

The loophole in the new software to pay property tax, which has not included the 50 per cent rebate for serving and former servicemen, is yet to be plugged. Ex-servicemen continue to be denied the rebate online. Wg. Cdr. G.B. Athri (retd.), who tried to ...

Published:  Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:29:00 GMT



Using tax software to beat the deadline

In most years, April 15 is tax deadline day, but if you haven't filed your returns yet, you get a three-day break this year with Emancipation Day pushing the deadline to Monday April 18. There is still time, but you had better get a move on. One last ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:37:00 GMT



TaxAct to Launch Sweepstakes for Tax Pros

TaxAct plans to launch a new sweepstakes next week for tax professionals to celebrate the end of tax season. The tax software company's sweepstakes competition is set to launch on May 2. Tax professionals can enter to win one of ten $500 Amazon.com gift ...

Published:  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:20:00 GMT



Our opinion: It's (still) time for a tax code overhaul

Isn't that courteous? Then there's the IRS' partnership with private tax software companies that is supposed to be helping taxpayers. The IRS likes to claim that this Free File program provides tax preparation assistance to 70 percent of taxpayers.

Published:  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT



H&R Block Reports U.S. Tax Results Through April 19; To Announce Fiscal 2016 Results and Go Forward Plans on June 9

Tax returns prepared through the company's tax software products, including online, desktop and mobile applications, declined 2.6%. The company believes this decline is primarily a result of aggressive pricing strategies by industry competitors.

Published:  Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:37:00 GMT



Economists and tax law professors say they support Sen. Elizabeth Warren's tax filing simplification bill

"Even taxpayers who seek help with their taxes must deal with the stress of finding the right preparer, choosing the best tax software, and saving slips of paper with confusing names, such as 1099-INT,"¯ the letter said. "Faced with these ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:45:00 GMT



 

 

 

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