I have used many tax software programs in the past depending on my needs as a tax return preparer.
While working for other CPA firms I used Lacerte which is Intuit’s top-of-the-line professional tax preparer package.
When I had my own CPA Practice several years ago I used Intuit’s ProSeries Tax Software which is more appropriate for small to medium CPA firms.
For the past few years, while I’ve been working in private industry I have used Intuit’s Turbo Tax for a handful of returns.
Now I have returned to public practice and returned to ProSeries. One feature of the ProSeries Professional Tax program I have is that it will allow me to import information from Turbo Tax. As a result any individual who has prepared, but not yet filed his or her return, can let me import their in process tax return file to review, comment upon and/or complete. Nice.
Check out the youtube.com IRS video link in my last post under Income Tax and you may find you don’t need to pay for tax return preparation at all. Of course, unless you know the rules you may end up missing a deduction or other favorable adjustment. May you pay as little as you legally must this tax season!
Here’s a link to the tax preparation software I use if you are interested in knowing more about it: