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Three Levels to Fit Your Needs!

With Tax Preparer, you don't have to pay for what you don't need because we offer three levels of capability for all our tax software:

  • Economy Level for the individual who prepares taxes only for self and family,
  • Standard Level for the sophisticated individual or small tax practice, and
  • Premium Level for the power professional who needs the broadest variety of forms.

The following chart compares the features of the three levels so that you can intelligently decide which level is right for you.


Comparison Chart (for 2018 Edition)

Economy

(Individual)

Standard

(Professional)

Premium

(Professional Plus)

Functions:

Updates on the web... Free on-line updates keep your software up-to-date throughout tax season. (Charge for update disks is $15 for each disk requested.)

X X X

Interactive data entry... Calculate as you enter data using smart on-screen forms and worksheets.

X X X

Unlimited number of returns... Eliminates 15-return (one volume) limit of Economy Level.

15-return limit X X

True-batch/Pre-format data entry... Clerical personnel enter data from data sheets you prepare.

  X X

Volume-free file management... Select return from Control Panel by client name, filename, or SSN.

  X X

On-screen Documentation:*

  * All documents are printable too!

User’s Guide... nearly 300 pages of operating instructions and tutorials (Revised January 2015).

X X X

Tax Forms Guide... More than 900 pages of line-by-line instructions for the on-screen forms for Form 1040 returns, and separate supplements for Form 1065 (Partnership) and Form 540 (California) returns. (All guides now include instructions for forms built into Premium Level software alone.)

X X X

IRS forms and instructions... Up-to-date forms from the IRS.

  X X

IRS publications... Useful publications for complete answers to tax questions.

  X X

Printing:

High-speed draft printouts... Text-based facsimiles of official forms for quick and easy review.

X X X

Batch printing... Organized by volumes to print up to 15 returns at a time.

X X X

Client letters... Print professional billing letters to clients and cover letters for returns.

X X X

IRS-approved graphic printouts... Graphic forms that have the look and feel of official IRS forms. (All Windows printers supported. High-speed DOS printing also supported for compatible laser printers when running Tax Preparer under 32-bit versions of Windows.)

Main form only X X

Volume-free selection of return... Print a return in any volume from an ordered, volume-free list.

  X X

e-file:

Unlimited e-file... Simple on-line e-file for pros, for a low per-return fee (requires IRS-issued EFIN). Requires purchase of e-file transmission software (starting at $85 for the 2018 filing seasons).

  X X

FREE Customer Service... We’ll help you resolve problems with returns rejected by the IRS.

  X X

IRS forms:

Basic tax form set for employees, investors, and farm and non-farm businesses... Form 1040 and Schedules A, B, C, C-EZ, D, E, EIC, F, H, J, R, SE, and 8812; Forms 2106, 2106-EZ, 2210, 2210-F, 2441, 3468, 3800, 3903, 4562, 4684, 4797, 4835, 4868, 5329, 6251, 6252, 8283, 8582. 8606, 8615, 8814, 8829, 8863, 8867, 8880, 8917, 8949, 1040-ES, 1040X, and 1040-V.

X X X

Forms for serious investors, homebuyers, small employers, and others... Forms 1116, 4952, 5405, 5695, 8910, 8941.

  X X

Forms for tax surcharges... Forms 8959, 8960.

  X X

Forms for health care subsidies, exemptions, credits, and taxes... Forms 8885, 8962, 8965.

  X X

Forms for e-file... Forms 8453, 8879, 8948, W-2, W-2G, 1099-R.

  X X

Forms for other credits... In addition to credit forms already in all levels, Forms 4136, 5884, 6478, 6765, 8396, 8586, 8801, 8839, 8846, 8936.

    X

Forms for recapture taxes... Forms 4255, 8611, 8828.

    X

Forms for foreign income... Forms 2350, 2555, and 2555-EZ.

    X

Forms for sophisticated investors... Forms 6198, 6781, 8594, 8815, 8824.

    X

Forms for other taxes and deductions... Forms 4137, 4972, 8853, 8889.

    X

Special support forms... Forms 1310, 2120, 8332, 8379, 8862.

    X

Useful stand-alone forms... Forms 2848, 8822.

    X


(Revised 4/27/2017.)