A good option for individual filers with more complex tax situations, as they can contact a tax expert by phone.
Includes all needed forms for individual federal filing. Offers option to talk with a tax professional. Audit assistance is an included option. Users can purchase a 1040X later if needed – a form that is somehow problematic for other tax prep brands.
Interface is kludgy. Upsells are annoying and disruptive. Help function’s answers to some tax or technical questions are not always clear. State return costs $22 extra.
One of the least expensive tax preparation programs available, its forms and support are comparable to H&R Block and TurboTax basic and deluxe editions.
Provides all forms needed to file a federal return. Offers email and live phone support for software issues. 50% discount for active-duty military.
State return is an optional extra and costs an additional $22. No live support for tax questions. Interface looks rough. Help function isn’t very context-sensitive.
With no state return included (as it was last year), it makes no sense to pay more for this software when it offers essentially the same features as TaxSlayer Premium.
All major IRS forms are included for individual and sole proprietorship situations. Software installs and runs smoothly.
Requirement to input Social Security number before agreeing to terms & conditions is off-putting. State return is not included.
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