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Exhibit 7: Profile of the Respondents
  Drake Software GoSystem Tax RS Lacerte Max Plus ProSeries ProSystem fx Tax TaxWise TaxWorks UltraTax Average
Number of respondents for each product 17 50 584 44 148 731 12 29 395  
Firm type                    
Sole practitioner 41.2% 6.1% 14.0% 39.5% 26.5% 5.1% 33.3% 20.7% 12.0% 12.0%
Local firm 52.9% 55.1% 81.5% 58.1% 71.4% 82.0% 66.7% 79.3% 86.0% 80.3%
Regional firm 5.9% 28.6% 4.2% 2.3% 2.0% 12.2% 0.0% 0.0% 1.8% 6.9%
National firm 0.0% 4.1% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.5%
Big Four firm 0.0% 6.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%

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