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    #16
    TaxAct works for me!

    Taxact does everything I need at a great price. A week or so ago they called and offered me unlimited e-filing, the professional 1040 software and all states for $525 if I paid now. I jumped on it! I have been using them since they began around 1999 or so. I even used them before they were Taxact and went under PTE.....Parson's Personal Tax Edge. I used PTE from 94-96 and then they were bought out or something. For a few years.....I believe 97 and 98 I had to use ProSeries. ProSeries cost more and I thought PTE/TaxAct were easier to use and did everything I needed. I've also been preparing a few 1065s and 1120s returns (for my day job) with TaxAct for the past seven or eight years w/ no complaints. You should take a look at TaxAct.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Ross View Post
      Taxact does everything I need at a great price. A week or so ago they called and offered me unlimited e-filing, the professional 1040 software and all states for $525 if I paid now. I jumped on it! I have been using them since they began around 1999 or so. I even used them before they were Taxact and went under PTE.....Parson's Personal Tax Edge. I used PTE from 94-96 and then they were bought out or something. For a few years.....I believe 97 and 98 I had to use ProSeries. ProSeries cost more and I thought PTE/TaxAct were easier to use and did everything I needed. I've also been preparing a few 1065s and 1120s returns (for my day job) with TaxAct for the past seven or eight years w/ no complaints. You should take a look at TaxAct.

      Great you saved $50 by paying early.

      https://www.taxact.com/professional
      Taxes after all are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society. - FDR

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        #18
        Saving $50

        Originally posted by ATSMAN View Post
        Great you saved $50 by paying early.

        https://www.taxact.com/professional
        And the point of your response to Ross is exactly WHAT ??

        FE

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          #19
          Originally posted by FEDUKE404 View Post
          And the point of your response to Ross is exactly WHAT ??

          FE
          It was nice of Taxact to call the OP and offer the discount. It is not offered on their website. There should be no confusion here??
          Taxes after all are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society. - FDR

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            #20
            Personal TaxACT experience

            Originally posted by ATSMAN View Post
            It was nice of Taxact to call the OP and offer the discount. It is not offered on their website. There should be no confusion here??
            The TaxACT folks routinely call existing customers in May/June allowing them to "lock in" their upcoming tax software costs at the prior year prices.
            (Not unlike the contacts I have from TTB regarding generous early season discounts for their 2018 products.)
            Although I don't know it for a fact, it's my understanding that the software prices currently shown on TaxACT's web page are for the 2017 product, with "standard" 2018 pricing not known until later in the summer.

            Like Ross stated, I have also been around TaxACT since their early days as Parson's Technology. Their product has improved each year, and meets my client needs at a reasonable annual cost, especially since my practice is now slowly fading away due to my age. Ease of data entry is good, to include on-screen presentations that resemble a W2, or a 1099R, or a 1099DIV, etc. Moving to a "form" actually shows you. . .the form. I keep the Q&A in reserve, and whenever I get stumped I work my way through the questions posed by the software. Since you are always (for security reasons) "online" while using the software, a simple mouse click will instantly call up the relevant IRS pub and generally get you to the ~correct page. Efiling is simple and economical especially for the package products. Overrides are truly rare, especially since such will often set off an error code to block efiling. I've never had to write a macro in order to use the software.

            Obviously tax pros who deal with corporate returns and/or extremely complicated personal returns might push the limits of TaxACT, but from my perspective why spend a lot of money for extra bell & whistles which I may NEVER use.

            FE

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              #21
              I have not used TaxAct in a while but I do seem to recall that it had a Forms Entry mode and a Q&A mode for those who need to be asked questions.

              If it does what you need done, all the power to you. As I stated in an earlier post the OP needs to demo each software with his own tax return types prepared to see which meets his need. I was not trying to knock one software vs. other.
              Taxes after all are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society. - FDR

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