|November 7, 2008|
It is with a great amount of excitement and satisfaction that we offer AccountingWEB's first Tax Software Review, an analysis of the leading tax software packages that our readers will be using in 2009. We've examined several programs and our board of reviewers has attempted to determine the highs and lows of each program, with an emphasis on logical interfaces, ease of use, comprehensiveness, technical support offerings, and special features. In addition, we are presenting the results of our Tax Software Reader Survey. Find out what your competition likes and dislikes about the tax programs and see how your own choice stacks up.
If you're still waiting to choose which program to use in 2009, these analyses will help answer some of your questions. If you have already made your software choice for the spring of 2009, you will analyze that choice throughout the spring and this information will help you compare your program to the alternate choices that you might consider for the following year. In either case, we'll look for your comments and suggests as you read our analyses and as you use your programs through the spring.
Gail Perry, CPA
AccountingWEB's Tax Software Reviewers:
David Ringstrom, CPA
Eva Rosenberg, EA
Featured Tax Software
Tax Software Reader Survey resultsOver a period of nearly two months, AccountingWEB surveyed our readers, asking questions about the things they look for in tax software, which features are most important, which how long they've used their current software, and the likelihood that they will make a change.
See the complete survey results
Tax Software AnalysisOur reviewers looked at many of the same features that our survey participants said were most important, including ease of installation, ease of data entry, comprehensiveness of forms, tech support, reference materials, bonus materials, and more.
Tax Software Vendor CommentsThe vendors that supplied us with review copies of software were given an opportunity to provide a description of the features and highlights of their program.