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Online IRS Federal Tax Filing

Top tax software brands captivate the do-it-yourself tax filing market

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TurboTax Leads Software Sales while H&R Block Dominates Pro Tax Prep.

Consumer reports have shown that two top rated tax preparation brands have been consistent top choices for tax preparation and returning customers for decades.

#1 TurboTax Online Tax Filing Software and #2 H&R Block At Home [Formally TaxCut] are the best choices for top sales and satisfaction brands that continue to satisfy returning consumers year after year.

With decades of experience and development you can't go wrong with either one of these top two contenders.

The benefits that come from using top rated online IRS federal tax filing software to complete your tax preparation and filing are well worth the modest fee. The tax season can bring on stress for a lot of us, especially if we know were going to owe more income taxes to Uncle Sam. Fortunately a top quality federal tax software brand can help you avoid confusion and frustration from poorly formatted products that do little more than waste time and create stress.

Online federal tax filing software generally includes the following tax preparation editions.

  • Free Editions are the most basic tax preparation programs for 1040 tax filing needs. They don't offer import capabilities or extra tax filing support. They are the right choice for tax filers that are not taking deductions

  • Basic Editions are a step up with additional income tax support and import capabilities. These editions can save a lot of time by importing w2's and 1099 financial data from your employers directly into the program.

  • Deluxe Editions are a great choice for maximizing tax deductions, credits and benefits including charitable contributions and medical or educational tax deductible adjustments to your income tax return.

  • Premium / Premier Editions are the right choice for rental property owners and investors, as well as self employed individuals that are looking for the best guidance with their investments on their tax return filing.

  • Home and Business Editions are all-in-one solutions for preparing your personal and business tax returns with one package. They include everything from all previous editions plus support for filing your business return.

IRS Free File Is Another Option With A Free Price Tag That Goes Along With It!

Free File is available to all tax filers that meet the income restriction.

Anyone who earns ($58,000 a year or less based on 2013 standards) can qualify to use Free File.

Free File is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning mid-January, and is available in both English and Spanish.

Facts about the IRS Free File program

  • Free File is easy to use, safe and secure and delivers a fast refund, in as little as 10 days with Direct Deposit.

  • The Free File program is a free electronic federal tax preparation and
    filing program for eligible taxpayers that has been developed through a partnership between the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax preparation companies and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Tax filers who meet the income restrictions may prepare and file their federal income tax return for FREE of charge.

  • Free File does not provide downloadable tax software. It is an online internet based tax preparation program. All of the software is maintained on the individual company websites, and is accessed over a safe and secure connection where you can prepare your tax return at your leisure.

  • Free File is offered through nationally-known tax software companies. For
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