Review of the Most Popular Tax Software

Posted on 24. Jan, 2006 by in Taxes

PCWorld has just finished a very well-done review of the most popular tax preparation software suites: Intuit’s TurboTax Deluxe, Block’s TaxCut Deluxe, and 2nd Story Software’s TaxAct Deluxe.

I’ve broken down the results into some simple points here. But be sure to read the whole review for more details.

  • TurboTax leads the pack in overall quality
  • TaxCut has narrowed the gap and may well provide the best overall value
  • TaxAct continues to be a low-priced alternative for those with fairly simple returns
  • If you meet the qualifications, including gross income < $50,000 try the IRS's Free File program