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Exhibit 1

Exhibit 1:
1997 Tax Software Review
 

WIN 95



WIN 95



WIN 95



WIN 95


WIN 95



WIN 95


WIN 95
Program AM-Tax Pro AlPluslTax for Windows GoSystem for Windows Lacerte Tax Software Professional Tax System ProSystem fx Tax/Pack Professional Tax Relief-Windows Tax$imple TaxWorks TurboTax ProSeries Ultra Tax
Vendor AM Software Arthur Andersen LLP CLR Lacerte Software TaascFORCE CCH Alpine Data Micro Vision Tax$imple, Inc. Laser Systems Intuit Creative Solutions
Vendors address P.O. Box 25010, Kansas City, MO 64119 2805 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237 2395 Midway Road, Carrollton, TX 75006 13155 Noel Road, Dallas, TX 75240 6914 Yorktown Ave., Tulsa, OK 74136 21250 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503 737 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401 140 Fell Court, Hauppauge, NY 11788 8 Emory Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869 350 North 400 West, Kaysville, UT 84037 110 Juliad Court, Suite 107, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 7322 Newman Boulevard, Dexter, MI 48130
Vendors phone 800-859-8537 800-872-1040 800-865-5257 800-765-7777 800-998-9990 800-457-7639 800-525-1040 800-829-7354 800-989-8955 800-230-2322 800-934-1040 800-968-8900
Vendors e-mail address  support@amtax.com   aplustax@arthurandersen.com http://www.clr.com   http://www.lscoft.com   sales@taascforce.com   webmaster@prosystem.com alpine@rmii.com   N/A   taxsimple@aol.com   http://www.lsys.com   http://www.intuit.com/proseries/ http://www.csisolutions.com
Vendors bulletin board access N/A N/A N/A 918-491-0040 N/A 970-249-1949 516-232-3587; 516-232-3528 N/A 801-544-3400 N/A N/A
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS                      
Disk space: 1040 one state with laser  4 Mb  30 Mb  75 Mb  40 Mb  13 Mb  DOS: 42 Mb; Windows: 55Mb 6 Mb  13 Mb  10 Mb  15 Mb  22 Mb  DOS: 28 Mb; Windows: 24 Mb
Minimum recommended configuration  286, 540 K RAM  Pentium, 32 Mb RAM  486-66, 16 Mb RAM Windows 95: 32 Mb RAM, DOS: 530 K RAM 640 K RAM  DOS and Windows 3.x: 486, 8 Mb RAM 640 K RAM  8 Mb RAM  640 K RAM  640 K RAM  Windows 3.x: 486, 8 Mb RAM; Windows: Pentium, 16 Mb RAM; DOS: 386,
Other requirements:     CD drive CD drive   CD drive          
Windows version? No Yes 1040, 1120, 1120S Yes Yes Yes Yes Unsure Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operating systems  DOS 3.0+  Windows 3.x  Windows 95  DOS 5 +, Windows 3.x, 95 DOS 3.1+, Windows 3.x, 95 DOS 3.1+, Windows 3.x, 95, NT DOS 3.2 +  Windows 3.11, 95  DOS, Windows 3.1, 95  DOS, Windows 95  DOS, Windows 3.x, 95  DOS, Windows 95, NT 4.0
Network support for  LANtastic  Novell, LANtastic  Novell, NT  Novell, LANtastic, NT  Novell, NT  NT, Novell, LANtastic, others Novell, LANtastic  Novell, 3-Com, LANtastic Novell, LANtastic, Windows 3.11 Novell, LANtastic, Windows for Workgroups Novell, LANtastic, Novell Lite, Windows 95 (peer-to-peer) Novell, LANtastic, Windows 95
TECHNICAL SUPPORT                      
Toll free? No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bulletin board support? No Yes No E-mail, Infobase, Internet Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Fax support? Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Online service? support@amtrax.com No No No Yes Internet No Yes Yes No Yes, ProSeries Online No
Updates by Disks, Internet CD-ROM, modem CD-ROM CD-ROM, disks CD-ROM, disks, modem CD-ROM, Internet, modem Disks, modem CD-ROM, disks, modem CD-ROM, disks CD-ROM, disks, Internet CD-ROM, disks, modem CD-ROM, disks, modem
Hours/days February 1 April 15  M F 8 6 CST   M F 8:30 10, Sat 9 5  Extended, plus Sat and Sun M F 8 8, Sat 9 4, Sun 12 4, CST M F 8 6, Sat 9 2 CST  M F 5:30 6:30, Sat 6 5 PST M F 8 5:30, Sat 10 3 M F 8:30 9, Sat 9 2:30 M F 8:30 8:30, Sat Sun 10 3 M F 7 8, Sat 7 1 MST M Th 9 9, F 9 8, Sat 10 5, Sun 12 4 EST M F 9 9, Sat 9 6
Hours/days other  M F 9 5 CST  M F 8:30 8, Sat 9 3 EST (Addl hrs Aug. 1 Aug. 15) M F 8 6 CST  M F 9 7, CST  M F 9 5 CST  M F 6 5  M F 8 5 MST  M F 8:30 5 EST  M F 8:30 5 EST  M F 8 5 MST  M Th 9 8; F 9 6 EST  M F 9 8 EST 
NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS                      
1040 4,000+ N/A N/A 31,000 N/A 16,000 650 5,700 (DOS and Windows) N/A 2,400 35,000 N/A
1120 1,000+ N/A N/A 16,000 N/A 12,000 170 2,300 (DOS and Windows) N/A 790 10,000 N/A
Programming language C N/A Proprietary BASIC, Assy, C MS Pro, BASIC, Assembly C++ MS Prof BASIC, C VB, C++ Visual Basic Various C++ C
Conversion from other software? No Yes by disk or paper Yes several Yes several Most Yes all No Yes Call Yes Most Yes
SOFTWARE INCLUDES                      
Estimated payment vouchers federal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Estimated payment vouchers state Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amended return federal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amended return state Yes Yes CA, NY, SC Yes Some Yes Some Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Net operating loss schedules federal Yes Yes Yes Yes Under development Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Net operating loss schedules state No Some No Yes Under development Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
ELECTRONIC FILING                      
Use third party? Name Nelco Internal and Nelco Yes vendor undecided No direct Nelco EF File Creation Nelco Nelco Nelco Laser Systems Nelco Nelco
Direct filing capabilities? Yes Yes No No Yes in-house Third party Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Nelco
Support refund anticipation loans Yes No No Nelco Yes Third party Nelco Nelco Nelco Yes Yes Nelco
Support state electronic filing No NC, SC 1040 only Yes Yes Yes Some No Yes Most states 15 integrated Windows states Nelco
Electronic filing for business packages No No 1041 only No No No No No No 1065 and 1041 No No
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