With the introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, passed by the Congress and signed by President Trump, the process of paying income tax is expected to be simplified from this year. If you have hired someone to take care of your taxes, their job is also expected to get easier with this act. However, if you are doing your taxes on your own, you must get help with regard to which income tax software is ideal for you. Picking the right income tax software is important, as a lot depends on how simplified the process is made for you by the software. You can also look up free tax software online, but they might not be packed with the same features. Read along to find the list of top income tax software (in no particular order).
TurboTax Deluxe 2018
The reasons why this software is rated among the top income tax software are its plain-language help resources, a flawless user experience, and a thorough explanation of the tax forms and schedules.
TaxAct Online Plus 2018
This software is home to a supreme user interface, navigation, and efficient help tools. Another added advantage is the low cost for federal E-filing, which is one of the best among most tax preparation services.
FreeTax USA Deluxe 2018
This software qualifies as a staunch personal tax preparation software as it allows you to E-file federal tax returns at no cost; however, you might have to pay a fee for the state filing and support.
H&R Block Deluxe 2018
With a well-designed and strongly potent user interface, this software makes the tax prep process easy for the users. It also helps users in claiming their relevant claims and deductions. The navigation, however, can be a little tricky.
Credit Karma Tax 2018
This software is completely free and has the potential to support all major IRS forms and schedules associated with the federal and state returns. The navigation issue persists in this software as well, as it has a navigation process that is atypical to most other software.
Liberty Tax Online Basic 2018
This is a basic service with all required features of a brick-and-mortar tax preparer. It provides an excellent ease of use, but it lags behind when it comes to providing effective guidance.