If you're new to HowardSoft...
... get ready for fully-automated, interactive, and integrated --
not limited by the IRS forms.
We're independent, accurate, knowledgeable, and responsive,
but we don't charge an arm and a leg for it!
To find out more, start with a
of our flagship products, Tax Preparer® and
Real Estate Analyzer®.
Order securely on-line for 2018
Although most tax breaks that formerly caused year-end uncertainty were made permanent by the last major tax bill,
uncertainly looms again because of the possibility of a year-end tax reform bill that retroactively affects the 2017 tax year.
However, whatever the final outcome, by ordering Tax Preparer now you can have the peace of mind that
you will be ready for 2018 with fully automatic, up-to-date tax software. Just click the starburst to order
securely from the on-line Order Form for the upcoming 2018 filing season.
is compatible with all versions of Windows 8, 8.1, and 10, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions,
and all other Windows versions as far back as Windows XP, whether 32-bit or 64-bit.
Although greatly modified for 64-bit Windows,
the familiar look and feel of Tax Preparer remains the same.
You will have no problem installing or running our software on a new Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 computer,
most of which are preloaded with a 64-bit version of Windows.
However, Windows 10 may require an updated print driver or a change in default settings.
Many paid tax preparers have been required to e-file since 2012, as we explained in a past issue of
However, even if you aren't required to e-file, there are plenty of other reasons to e-file:
- Improved accuracy and compliance. IRS checks return for errors and compliance before it is
accepted for filing, so you can correct it before you file it, minimizing embarrassing IRS notices to clients.
- Proof of filing date and time. IRS acknowledges every transmission, and first transmission of return
counts as filing time even when return isn't accepted for filing until days later. No more postmarks required.
- Proof of receipt by IRS. IRS sends acknowledgment once return passes
their checks, giving proof of receipt and acceptance. No more 'lost' returns.
- Faster refunds. Eliminates manual handling of paper returns,
so return is processed immediately once accepted for e-file.
- Increased customer base. Heavy IRS marketing of e-file causes customers to look for e-file providers,
so you'll keep old clients and get new ones.
- Minimized learning time during tax season. Learn now to avoid critical delays later.
It's easy with Tax Preparer, but learning the interface with the IRS can take some time.
And HowardSoft's uniquely personal customer service is always there to help you learn the e-file process and correct
any rejected returns.
Tax Forms and More
We offer three levels for each Tax Preparer software package:
Click a level above for a list of features and forms built-in and
fully-automated for that level. And to make sure you're not left behind
at the beginning of the tax season,
click here to ORDER ON-LINE.
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e-file is included with Standard and Premium Level CD-ROMs,
but you must:
Except for unusual limitations imposed
by the IRS, you can now e-file most returns ... even when the data does not fit on the IRS paper forms!
This web site last updated November 1, 2017.