FreeTaxUSA Tax Software Review

#5 in Tax Preparation Software

 

FreeTaxUSA is owned by TaxHawk, Inc. and started in 2001 by group of certified public accountants and software developers. FreeTax USA comes in two editions, Free and Deluxe version. Tax preparation features and functionalities are basically similar with its Deluxe edition offer better support services.

 

Platforms

Cloud-based

Software

 

Versions

Free

Deluxe

 

Plans and Features

Free Edition

  • Federal tax return
  • E-file service
  • Account information roll over
  • Printing of tax return
  • Online backup of completed returns
  • Complex tax filling
  • Federal tax extension
  • Instant status notification
  • Customer support
  • Refund direct deposit
  • Deduction and credit maximize
  • Tax exemptions
  • Help with writing off expenses – interview style questions

*** Plus $12.95 – State Additional

 

Deluxe Edition ($5.95)

  • All Free Edition features
  • Amended tax return
  • Priority customer support
  • Audit assist

*** Plus $12.95 – State Additional

 

Features

Standard tax preparation features for FreeTaxUSA tax preparation software’s Free and Deluxe edition is basically similar. The only major difference is the higher level of support services and unlimited amended returns for its Deluxe offer. This means Free edition users are able to enjoy all the functionality and tax preparation features enjoyed by paying users.

FreeTaxUSA does not come with the same formal interface seen in other popular tax preparation software. Navigating is quite simple with information neatly laid out in the various categories and sub-menus contained in the homepage. Entering your tax information data is through a step by step process with help topics within easy reach.

 

Federal Tax Preparation (Free)

State (additional fees required)

 

Accuracy

  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Audit assist (Deluxe edition)

 

Support

Email support

Knowledgebase

Audit support available only with deluxe edition

 

FreeTaxUSA Tax Preparation Software Summary

FreeTaxUSA comes with most of the standard tax preparation features that people searching for this type of service should offer. These features are offered both in its Free and Deluxe editions making it perfect for those who would like to try tax preparation software for the first time. However, FreeTax USA don’t offer the same detail and functionality that TurboTax or H&R provide.  

 

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