Jackson Hewitt Tax Software Review

#7 in Tax Preparation Software

 

Jackson Hewitt is a tax preparation service that is available online or through its 6300 locations nationwide. For more than two decades, Jackson Hewitt has been helping people across the nation create accurate tax returns and get bigger refunds. The company’s online service comes in four versions that range from its Free to Premium services. Federal returns are free but State Additional services come at $34.95.   

 

Platform

Online

 

Versions

Free

Basic

Deluxe

Premium

 

Plans and Features

Free

  • Free Federal and e-file
  • Free W2 download
  • Free last year return import (Turbo Tax, H&R Block, TaxACT)
  • Health coverage exemptions
  • Free unlimited chat and email support

*** Plus $34.95 – State Additional

 

Basic ($19.95)

  • All Free Plan features
  • Earned income credit with no dependents
  • Student loan interest deductions
  • Interest income greater than $1,500
  • Premium tax credit

*** Plus $34.95 – State Additional

 

Deluxe ($34.95)

  • All Basic Plan features
  • Itemized deductions
  • Health savings accounts
  • Earned income tax with dependents
  • Child care and dependent care expenses
  • Education expense dependents

*** Plus $34.95 – State Additional

 

Premium ($49.95)

  • All Deluxe Plan features
  • Business income and expenses
  • Rental properties
  • Home office deductions
  • Depreciation and vehicle expenses
  • Free unlimited phone support

*** Plus $34.95 – State Additional

 

Features

Federal Tax Preparation (Free)

State (additional fees required)

 

Data import

  • Previous year’s tax returns
  • W-2 and 1099
  • last year return import (Turbo Tax, H&R Block, TaxACT)

 

Accuracy

  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Life events (instantly change your status, personal information)
  • Tax review
  • Professional/ auditor tax preparation assistance

 

Refunds

  • Direct deposit to your bank account
  • Check refund
  • Use deductions to pay for tax preparation services

 

Support Services

Expert support available

Hotlines

Live chat support

Email

 

Jackson Hewitt Tax Preparation Software Summary

Jackson Hewitt offers a good mix of tax preparation products but is a bit pricier compared to similarly featured products. Each edition is designed to meet specific tax preparation requirements with its Free version offering excellent help for those with simple tax preparation needs. Overall, Jackson Hewitt has solid tax preparation features and support services that can make your next tax return a little bit less taxing.    

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