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    Pros: intuitive interview process, free phone or chat help from experts, good for complex returns, iPad version available
    Cons: added features not useful for basic filers, charges extra to e-file a state return
    not avail.
     
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    For desktop software: Windows XP or higher, Mac OS X 10.6.8 (64-bit) or higher; For online version: Windows XP SP2 or higher, Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, compatible with iPad, Android, Kindle and Chromebook
    W-2, 1098, 1099, last year's TurboTax return (Windows CD/download version adds PDF or tax data files from TurboTax, H&R Block At Home or TaxACT), Mint.com (online and Windows CD/download versions only) and charitable donations from ItsDeductible. Boxed/dow
    Experts by phone or live chat
    State prep included with desktop software; e-file $20 extra (both total $37 extra with online version)
    Tax preparation software
    *Est. $75
     
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    Pros: free phone or chat help from experts, good for all but the most complex returns, guidance for charitable contributions, itemized deductions, iPad version available
    Cons: inappropriate for complicated returns, charges extra to file a state return
    not avail.
     
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    For desktop software: Windows XP or higher, Mac OS X 10.6.8 (64-bit) or higher; For online version: Windows XP SP2 or higher, Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, compatible with iPad, Android, Kindle and Chromebook
    W-2, 1098, 1099, last year's TurboTax return (Windows CD/download version adds PDF or tax data files from TurboTax, H&R Block At Home or TaxACT), Mint.com (online and Windows CD/download versions only) and charitable donations from ItsDeductible. Boxed/dow
    Experts by phone or live chat
    State prep included with desktop software; e-file $20 extra (both total $37 extra with online version)
    Tax preparation software
    *Est. $50
     
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    Pros: fast and accurate, free phone or chat help from experts, free DocVault app to log receipts, invoices
    Cons: less sophisticated import, help features than rivals, download/CD version isn't Mac-compatible, audit Defense costs extra
    not avail.
     
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    For desktop software: Windows XP or higher; for online version Windows XP or higher, Mac OS X 10.0 or higher, iPad compatible
    W-2, last year's TaxACT return, PDFs of TurboTax or H&R Block At Home returns, Schedule K-1 data from TaxACT 1065 or 1120S returns, GainsKeeper, stock transaction information from brokerage companies and TradeLog (CSV files)
    Experts by email and phone
    Both included
    Tax preparation software
    $20
     
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    Pros: prepares, files your federal return for free, inexpensive state filing, open to anyone, regardless of income, free email help from experts
    Cons: little guidance for complex tax topics, download/CD version isn't Mac-compatible
    not avail.
     
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    For desktop software: Windows XP or higher; for online version Windows XP or higher, Mac OS X 10.0 or higher, iPad compatible
    W-2, last year's TaxACT return, PDFs of TurboTax or H&R Block At Home returns
    Experts by email (one year of phone help costs $8)
    State prep and e-file $15 extra
    Tax preparation software
    Free
     
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    Pros: great layout, free phone or chat help from experts, allows you switch between tablet and computer, free DocVault app to log receipts, invoices, etc.
    Cons: early users report crashes, imports fewer kinds of financial data than other apps
    not avail.
     
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    Compatible with iPad (iOS 3.2 or later) and Android (1.5 or later)
    W-2, last year's TaxACT return, Schedule K-1 data from TaxACT 1065 or 1120S returns, GainsKeeper, stock transaction information from brokerage companies and TradeLog (CSV files)
    Experts by email and phone
    State prep and e-file $10 extra
    Tax preparation app
    $10
     
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    *Est. $25 to file; …
    Pros: fast, easy for simple returns, snap a photo of your W-2 to import it, free email help from tax experts
    Cons: costs $25 to file from the app, photo-snap feature is sometimes inaccurate, photo-snap works only with iOS/Android phones, not tablets
    not avail.
     
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    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (iOS 4.3 or later), Android 2.1 and up
    W-2 (by importing or snapping a photo -- feature not available on tablets)
    Experts by phone or live chat
    Both included
    Tax-preparation app
    $25 to file (free download)
     

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