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2010 Tax Software Survey: TaxSimple

 

AUGUST 1, 2010

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General Information
Tax program name: TaxSimple
Vendor name: TaxSimple, Inc.
Telephone (sales): 973-989-8955
E-mail (sales): sales@taxsimple.com
Website: www.taxsimple.net
Number of users: N/A
Pricing
Price on Federal 1040 (new customers): $725
     Increase from last year? No
     By how much? N/A
Renewal price: $695
State price (new customers): $345
     State renewal price: $320
Pay-per-return pricing:

Individual 1040: $15
State: $12

1120, 1120S, 1065, 1041, 990, 709, 706: $25
State: $13

Additional cost for e-filed returns: Package deals available where e-file is included in the pricing. Ranges up to $350 and/or transmission fee per return basis.
Web/SaaS Version
Do you offer an online/SaaS version? Yes
     Name: TaxSimple
     Cost:

$9.95/Federal and $9.95/State

$49.95/Business (Federal + State + City where available)

     Number of users: More than 100,000
     When introduced: 2001
Support
Toll free phone: 800-989-8955
Hours:

Hours during tax season (EST):
MF 8:30am7:30pm Sat 10am2pm

Hours outside of tax season (EST):
MF 8:30am–5pm

E-mail support? Support@taxsimple.com 
IM/Chat? No
Other? Sales@taxsimple.com
Features/Functionality
Do you offer organizers? Yes
Client letters? Yes
Client portals?

Yes. Introduced in 2001. More than 100,000 users.

Price: $9.95/Federal; $9.95/State; $49.95/Business (Federal + State + City where available)

Does your software integrate with other products?

Accounting programs. Any program in the market with comma delimited files or fixed width files.

New features added to your software for this year:
  • Spanish version
  • Form-based version
  • Interview-based version

Additional Comments

TAX$IMPLE offers two versions. Tax preparers have the choice to use whichever version they prefer.  While working on the tax return, they can toggle between the versions.

 

  • Form-Based Version
  • Interview-Based Version

 

TAX$IMPLE offers a Spanish version also.

 

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