Top 10 Tax Preparation Software of 2017

The best tax preparation software reviewed and compared. Learn how tax preparation software simplifies creating accurate tax returns with maximum deductions. 

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  • Maximum refund guarantee
  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Free in-person audit support
  • 11,000 locations nationwide
  • Pay nothing out of pocket
  • Step by step guidance
Our Partner
9.3 / 10
  • Constantly updated with the latest tax laws
  • Quick and easy to use
  • Biggest state refund, guaranteed
  • Accurate calculations, guaranteed
  • Extensive list of deductions and credits you qualify for
  • Help for homeowners
  • Help with life changes (dependents, status)
  • Expert support (phone and live chat)
  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Low State Additional rates
  • Maximum refund guarantee
  • Free tax help and audit support
  • Maximize deductions for donations
  • Free simple and complex tax forms
  • Tax alerts
  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Simple, Easy to Use
  • Four packages to choose from
  • Absolutely No Hidden Fees


Our Partner
8.7 / 10
  • Accuracy guarantee
  • Fast refunds
  • Maximize deductions
  • Maximize credits
  • Covers all types of returns
  • Audit assist
  • Maximum refunds guarantee
  • Free chat/ tech support
  • Price guarantee
  • Accuracy guarantee
  • Import prior year tax return
  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Biggest refunds guaranteed
  • In-store service available
  • Free unlimited chat and email support
  • Over 6300 locations (including Walmart)
  • Free help and support
  • Guided tax preparation
  • English and Spanish speakers
  • Guided tax preparation
  • Pay with refund
  • Guaranteed maximum refund
  • File for free
  • Live phone support
  • All major forms
  • Deduction finder
  • Maximum refund guarantee
  • Price match guarantee
  • 100% calculation accuracy
  • Tax audit assistance
  • Free e-file and print
  • Free online support
  • Pay only once for multiple state e-file returns  
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Best Tax Preparation Software: Summed Up

RankCompany NameStrengths
1H&R BlockBest Overall
2Turbo Tax by IntuitMust Have, Ease of Use
3TaxACTMust Have
4OnePriceTaxesSupported Tax Forms
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Must Have - 30%

Supported Tax Forms - 25%

Ease of Use - 20%

Plans & Pricing - 15%

Support Services - 10%