Tax planning and compliance for investors
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By Kaye A. Thomas
Posted January 31, 2011
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Some people like to use software to prepare their return but aren't comfortable preparing the return online. If you want to install high quality tax software on your computer, you can buy it from one of the providers that sell it online or in stores — or download it free from TaxACT. Yes, in addition to offering free online tax return preparation and filing, they offer software you can install on your Windows computer, free of charge. As in the case of their online service, you don't have to be concerned that this is a poor product because it's free. They're offering high quality in the hope you'll buy their other products (enhanced versions or state tax returns), which are a bargain compared with other offerings.
We haven't run comparisons among the software offerings this year, but in the past TaxACT has been comparable to the more expensive offerings of other top companies.
Finally, here are some recommendations for those who want to hire a professional to prepare their tax returns.
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