TaxSlayer Tax Software Review

#9 in Tax Preparation Software

 

TaxSlayer is an online tax preparation software with roots coming from a company with over four decades of tax preparation business. It makes tax preparation simpler by offering three versions each designed to meet individual tax preparation needs.  

 

Platforms

Online

 

Versions

Free Basic

Classic

Premium

 

Plans and Features

Free Basic

  • Free federal tax return
  • Prepare, print and e-file
  • 100% accurate calculations
  • Free email and phone support
  • Guaranteed maximum refund
  • Step by step deduction guide

*** Plus $23.90 for the first state return and $12.95 for each additional state

 

Classic ($12.95)

  • Free federal tax return
  • Prepare, print and e-file
  • 100% accurate calculations
  • Free email and phone support
  • Guaranteed maximum refund
  • Step by step deduction guide
  • All major forms and schedules
  • Pull prior year information

*** $14.95 per state return

 

Premium ($34.95)

  • Free federal tax return
  • Prepare, print and e-file
  • 100% accurate calculations
  • Free email and phone support
  • Guaranteed maximum refund
  • Step by step deduction guide
  • All major forms and schedules
  • Pull prior year information
  • Ask a Tax professional
  • Priority support
  • Prior year comparisons
  • Tax audit assistance

*** $14.95 per state return

 

Features

Federal Tax Preparation (Free)

State (additional fees required)

 

Data import

  • Previous year’s tax returns
  • W-2 and 1099
  • Import from other tax preparation software

 

Accuracy

  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Tax audit support and assistance
  • Tax review
  • Life events (instantly change your status, personal information)

 

Payment Options

Credit/ Debit cards

Direct deposits

Personal checks

Money order

 

Refund Options

Emerald Card

Direct deposits

Checks

 

Support Services

Expert support available

Hotlines

Live chat support

Email

 

TaxSlayer Tax Preparation Summary

TaxSlayer gives good account of itself by providing solid tax preparation tools at a good price. However, it is not as friendly or easy to use as some of the better ranked services reviewed. TaxSlayer is more suited for those with prior experience preparing their tax returns and has good knowledge of where they could get the most deductions. But if you’re comfortable with preparing your tax returns and good knowledge around the system, TaxSlayer could get your job done faster.   

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