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e-File Tax Software Review

Rating: 7.7 / 10 (Very good)
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e-File is an online tax preparation service composed by tax professionals and tax software vendors. e-File simplifies tax filling letting tax payers a convenient way to enter tax data and e-file federal and state income taxes. Features include a tax deduction discovery tool for maximize savings.    






Free Basic




Plans and Features

Free Basic

  • Single
  • No children
  • No mortgage
  • Free Federal 1040EZ
  • Free efile and print
  • Free online support
  • State Returns Optional


Deluxe ($24.95)

  • Children
  • Mortgage
  • Retirement Income
  • Form 1040A
  • Free efile and print
  • Free online support
  • State Returns Optional



  • Self Employed
  • Itemized Deductions
  • All forms and schedules
  • Form 1040
  • Free e-file and print
  • Free online support
  • State Returns Optional


State Returns

  • $19.95
  • Pay only once for multiple state e-file returns



Using e-File tax preparation services could be confusing for first time do-it-yourself tax filers. A little bit of experience is certainly required since some of the questions tend to be confusing. It does attempt to guide users with a walkthrough process but once deviations are made or additional information is required, users have to check the different sections where this data has to be entered.


Federal Tax Preparation (Free)

State (additional fees required)


Data import

Import prior year information



  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Tax audit support and assistance



  • Direct bank deposit
  • IRS Check by mail
  • No credit card needed
  • “e-collect” or Deduct Fee From Refund


Support Services

Email support

Audit support and assistance


e-File Tax Preparation Software Summary

e-File makes choosing which tax preparation edition to use by including a brief description for each of its products. It starts with its Free Basic edition which is recommended for single, no dependents to its Premium service for those with more complex tax preparation needs. Much could be desired from its support services and having more channels for communication could go a long way in helping tax payers who require special attention.  

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Top Rated
9.4 / 10
  • Maximum refund guarantee
  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Free in-person audit support
  • 11,000 locations nationwide
  • Pay nothing out of pocket
  • Step by step guidance