Consumer Reports likes H&R Block’s tax software and TurboTax’s online version, according to a side-by-side comparison it posted online.
By MARK DAVIS
The Kansas City Star
The report notes that both companies had made the job simpler this year.
Its run-down listed their common features of both companies’ deluxe versions. Each imports W-2s and other documents, offer a running ticker on your refund or tax owed, accuracy guarantees for their calculations, audit support and searchable answers to common questions.
Kansas City-based H&R Block’s tax software is cheaper, easy to use and “a good choice” for novice do-it-yourself taxpayers, Consumer Reports said.
“It’s a better value than the TurboTax version, especially due to its free advice offer,” the report said.
TurboTax, sold by Intuit Inc., got a nod from Consumer Reports for its online verison. It’s better than TurboTax’s software and better than H&R Block’s online service, according to the comparison.
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