Tax Tools and Technology

If it's time to leave the pen and paper to file your taxes behind, we'll help you pick the best software for filing, and guide you toward helpful books and other educational materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the best tax software?

    The best tax software programs make it easy to quickly do your taxes accurately. They also come with fair pricing for your tax preparation needs and good customer support if you have any questions along the way. Some of the best tax software to prepare and file include TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxSlayer, and Credit Karma.

  • What are your free tax software options?

    Some services only offer free tax services for people whose income falls below a set limit. Others only offer one free year of filing, so you'll have to pay more or switch to another service if you used it last year. Keep an eye on any extra fees for state tax returns as well. Along with H&R Block and TaxAct, the IRS offers its own Free File service.

  • What type of H&R Block software do I need?

    H&R Block Deluxe Online Tax Filing package is a relatively easy, cost-effective online tax filing option for homeowners with other tax situations, deductions, or credits to take into account, such as charitable donations or health savings accounts (HSA). You can sign up for any one of H&R Block’s service offerings on its website and begin filing online. 

  • How much is TurboTax software?

    TurboTax offers four tiers of pricing in three different sets of options. The level of tax-related services and bonus features you get access to depends on which option you select. Prices range from $0 for free file to $60 for most basic tax needs to $120 for the self-employed option. If you are self-employed or own rental property, you will probably need one of the mid-range packages, which cost between $90 and $120.

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