Tax Software Review

On January 14, 2013, in Tax Software, by Justin
  TurboTax™ H&R Block At Home™ TaxACT™ Taxbrain™
Overall Rating
Features
Ease of Use
Instructions
Support
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Online Pricing        
1040EZ FREE FREE FREE $14.95
1040 with Itemized Deductions $29.95 $29.95 $0 – $9.95 $39.95
1040 with Stocks & Bonds $49.95 $29.95 $0 – $9.95 $39.95
1040 Self Employed, Small Business Owner, Rental Owner $74.95 $49.95 $0 – $9.95 $69.95
Add-On
State Return
$27.95 $27.95 $8.00 – $14.95 $29.95
 
Ease of Use        
100% Accuracy Guarantee Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guided Interview-Style Interface Yes Yes Yes Yes
Life Events Interface Yes Yes Yes Yes
Refund Meter Yes Yes Yes No
Compares Itemized vs Standard Deductions Yes Yes Yes No
Error Checks / Alerts Yes Yes Yes Yes
Final Tax Review Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile App Yes Yes Yes No
 
Data Import        
Prior Year Import Yes Yes Yes Yes
W2 and 1099 Import Yes Yes Yes No
Import From Other Tax Software No Yes Yes No
 
Refund Options        
Tax Refund via Direct Deposit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tax Refund via Check Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tax Refund via Prepaid Card Yes Yes Yes No
Refund Anticipation Loans No No No No
 
E-File Features        
Electronic Filing Yes Yes Yes Yes
IRS Confirmation Yes Yes Yes Yes
Status Check Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
Help / Support        
Telephone Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live Online Chat Yes Yes Yes Yes
E-Mail Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tax Consulting Yes Yes No Yes
Audit Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Local Offices No Yes No No
 

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