Jackson Hewitt Tax Software Review

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Jackson Hewitt is a tax preparation service that is available online or through its 6,300 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.   




Jackson Hewitt's online tax plans come in three unnamed versions: free, $34.95, and $54.95

Plans and Features


  • Free Federal 1040EZ
  • Includes state returns
  • Free W2 download
  • Free last year return import (Turbo Tax, H&R Block, TaxACT)
  • Health coverage exemptions
  • Free unlimited chat and email support
  • Earned income credit with no dependents

$34.95 *** Plus $36.95 – State Additional

  • All Free Plan features
  • Best for those filing with children or other dependents
  • Dependent care expenses
  • Student loan interest deductions
  • Schedule EIC and child tax credit
  • Premium tax credit

$54.95 *** Plus $36.95 – State Additional

  • All Basic Plan features
  • Best for those with income over $100,000, self employed, or property owners
  • Itemized deductions, other income, credits, or deductions
  • Health savings accounts
  • Earned income tax with dependents
  • Child care and dependent care expenses
  • Education expense dependents


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)


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


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

Support Services

Expert support available
Live chat support

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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Christine R
Norwalk, Ohio
Why does the Jackson Hewitt tax refund in person cost around $200-450 ?

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  • Absolute Zero - $0 Fed. $0 State. $0 To File.
  • Get your maximum refund, guaranteed
  • Capture Your W-2 with Your Smartphone
  • Search Over 350 Deductions
  • Updated with the latest tax laws
  • Help with life changes (dependents, status)
  • Expert support (phone and live chat)