Most U.S. residents would be happy to get a few thousand dollars back from the Internal Revenue Service at tax time.
TurboTax Home & Business's attention to detail and excellent data-import features make it the package of choice for sole proprietors with complex tax situations, but it's expensive and it might be overkill for some sole Schedule C filers.
We looked at packages from H&R Block, Intuit, and TaxAct to determine how well they help small businesses prepare tax returns.
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.
H&R Block at Home Premium delivers great value for small-business owners whose tax situations are basically straightforward but who would appreciate access to a human being for a question or two--or audit support, if need be.
It's almost March and that means tax day is marching relentlessly closer. As always, the major providers of tax prep software have tweaked their offerings.
The application lets taxpayers check on their status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information.
The U.S. government has made some less-than-successful tech investments over the years, and that's to be expected from the law of averages. But these eight federal and state efforts are just stupid.
The 2011 editions of Intuit's popular personal finance program sport many improvements inspired by Quicken's online sibling, Mint.com. But perhaps the biggest selling point is a huge increase in the number of financial institutions that let you download transaction data.