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- Comprehensive tax preparation for everyone
- Excellent for more complex tax situations
TurboTax is arguably the leader in tax preparation software. It has been around since the early days of electronic filing and has seemingly perfected its system for completing tax returns with ease. TurboTax can handle both simple tax returns and the more complex paperwork required of self-employed taxpayers. TurboTax provides plenty of online support material, the opportunity to speak live to a CPA and a mobile app as well.
For a limited time, if you file a 1040A or 1040EZ form and make less than $100,000 a year, you may be able to prepare and file your taxes for free using the company’s AbsoluteZero service. If you qualify, that $0 price tag includes filing a state tax return.
TurboTax offers a lot of other options, as well, depending on your tax situation. Regular prices range from $59.99 – $179.99 for federal returns, although coupons and sales are regularly offered.