Jackson Hewitt review: A straightforward way to file taxes online or with a pro if you don't qualify for free filing
Jackson Hewitt offers a DIY plan for federal and state tax returns at $49, and a full-service expert option that's cheaper than some competitors.
TaxSlayer offers four tax-filing plans, including a free federal and state option for basic tax situations.
Credit Karma Tax and TurboTax help people file income taxes quickly and accurately online. Both services are good — the biggest difference is price.
TurboTax is best for those who need more help — and are willing to pay a premium — while TaxSlayer is great for those who are familiar with taxes.
Credit Karma vs. H&R Block: How the online tax-filing services compare on cost, experience, and expert help
Even though Credit Karma Tax is free for federal and state returns, H&R Block is worth the cost in some situations. Here's how the platforms compare.
TaxSlayer is a top value pick for self-employed filers, and a good budget option for anyone else. But there are a few inconveniences to be aware of.
TurboTax is the most expensive online filing option, but you get what you pay for: a good user experience and access to tax experts.
TurboTax vs. H&R Block: How the popular tax-filing services compare on cost, experience, and expert help
Both TurboTax and H&R Block have high-quality user interfaces and offer access to experts. You won't go wrong with either choice.
H&R Block review: An easy way to file taxes yourself or connect with a pro, and get your maximum refund
Taxes can be overwhelming and confusing, even for the well-versed. H&R Block simplifies the process without dumbing it down.
H&R Block has five pricing options based on how many income streams and deductions you have, starting with a free version.
The online tax-filing platforms have been updated to account for the American Rescue Plan's $10,200 unemployment tax break.
TurboTax vs. TaxAct: How the online tax-filing services compare on cost, experience, and expert help
TurboTax creates a thorough and supportive DIY tax-filing experience for a premium price. TaxAct is generally cheaper and can help you file quickly.
eFile is best for people who qualify for higher-tier products from TurboTax and H&R Block, like self-employed workers, but don't want to pay a lot.
To find the best tax software for small business owners, we compared leading online tax services on price, accessibility, and ease of use.
There is one service available for military that's free for everyone: rich, poor, officer, or enlisted. It's called MilTax.
FreeTaxUSA offers a quality tax-prep experience, but it's missing a few nice-to-have features that are standard at higher-end competitors.
TaxAct's overall pricing is fair, though customers should be careful to account for add-ons such as expert help and state returns.
Credit Karma, a well known service that monitors credit scores, offers Credit Karma Tax to help users file federal and state taxes for free.
TurboTax has three do-it-yourself online packages that cost between $60 and $120 for federal returns, plus an additional $50 for state returns.
Filing taxes as a business owner is time-consuming, but that's not the only reason I pay a pro $350 to do it for me
Not all tax preparers are created equal. The writer once had a bad experience with a tax professional, but has since learned what to look for.