Pros

  • Pleasing interface
  • Extremely inexpensive 1040 software

Cons

  • Limited on-screen guidance
  • Limited data-import options
  • Base price doesn't include state software
  • Price covers only one free e-file
  • Flawed PDF import

At A Glance

Catering to price-sensitive customers, TaxAct Deluxe provides all the forms and does all the math. If you need serious advice and guidance, however, TurboTax and H&R Block at Home are both worth the extra money--especially for small-business owners.