Dare-It-Yourself Tax Prep

by Mike Hunter

Through technology, there are some great programs that small-business owners can purchase to do-it-yourself if you dare. Here are our pics for the top trusted software programs.

H&R Block Premium & Business

Aimed at small businesses, there is support for major forms and schedules, including unlimited business state programs and guidance for preparation and filing of tax returns for corporations, S corps, partnerships, LLCs and nonprofits. Also includes free and unlimited tax advice from an expert. $79.95

TaxAct Premium

Especially for freelancers, this program is fast, understandable and includes a flexible user interface and navigational tools. It offers unlimited free email and phone support for any tax and technical questions, plus seven years’ access to the e-filing. $37

TurboTax Deluxe

This program has an outstanding user interface. The help tool is superior and anticipates issues one may have. The program navigates very well and is extremely reliable. There are limits to some of the more advanced forms that can be filed at this level. $34.99

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