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Take The Pain Out Tax Season With Advancements In Tax Software

Mar 27, 2008
Tax season can take its toll on tax preparers and individuals scrambling to decipher all of the forms and rules and regulations set out by the IRS. With changes to laws and calculations each year, how is one to stay up to date on the latest and greatest? The answer: Tax Preparation Software.

There are several types of Tax Preparation software on the market. There are packages for individuals and CPA's and a number of online sites to help walk you through the tax preparation process. Tax preparation software can save hours on your tax return prep time.

With features, such as built in audits, that alert you of critical calculation errors and missing information. Asset management utilities can make keeping track of assets a breeze. Refund calculators can give you a quick refund estimate while inputting just a few items.

Many of the packages built for use by CPA firms have features such as client organizers. These packets can be printed and sent out to clients to have them write down critical information and to help remind them to bring certain necessary forms and information to the actual tax prep appointment. Custom letters can allow you to print a custom letter for each client or a list of clients.

New advances in technology allow you to Electronically File your return (E-file). E-filing your return can be very beneficial for several reasons. First, the IRS will receive your return much quicker. Second, the IRS is able to process e-filed returns much quicker due to the electronic format of the tax information.

How can you benefit from e-filing? Quicker processing equals quicker refund return. In fact, E-file has become so popular that several different software packages are offering E-file for free. Benefits of e-filing are:

* Fast - No more driving to the post office or waiting for the mail.
* Accurate - The program checks for errors and missing information so you don't have to.
* Easy - TaxWorks offers an intuitive, step-by-step process for e-filing returns, and allows you to e-file multiple state and federal returns at the same time.
* Quicker Refunds - Cut your processing time in half and receive your refund in half the time, too!
* Peace of Mind - The IRS acknowledges receipt of the tax return, eliminating any worry that the return was lost. Check Your Refund
* Payment Options - When you e-file your return, you can pay the balance due at any time during the filing season, whether it's January 15th or April 15th. You can also pay electronically by credit card or electronic funds withdrawal.

Whether you are looking for personal tax return software packages, or large packages geared more towards a CPA firm, these new advances in tax preparation software are sure to take the worry and stress out of your tax season this year.
About the Author
Molly Winters-Hughes writes articles to help people in filing their taxes. Taxes can be stressful, but the key is understanding them and the people who can help you href="http://www.taxworks.com">do your taxes. To find help for doing your taxes with the tax professionals online at TaxWorks.com Get your taxes done today!
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