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Exhibit 4: Filing Statistics
  Number of federal returns prepared for the 2004 tax year Percentage prepared for individuals Percentage prepared for businesses and nonprofits Percentage of federal returns e-filed Percentage of federal returns e-filed last year Number of state returns prepared Percentage of state returns e-filed Percentage of state returns e-filed last year Percentage who charged extra for e-filing Percentage who planned to charge extra for e-filing next year
Tax program                    
ATX 252 67.0% 27.7% 40.4% 30.7% 224 37.4% 28.3% 10.8% 16.9%
Drake Software 644 72.9% 22.7% 66.6% 53.7% 479 63.0% 50.9% 7.6% 6.1%
GoSystem Tax RS 1,119 47.7% 45.3% 15.9% 10.4% 9,270 14.5% 8.9% 20.6% 29.4%
Lacerte 674 69.1% 67.3% 67.4% 31.3% 543 39.7% 28.2% 25.0% 33.4%
ProSeries 370 69.9% 26.2% 38.2% 26.9% 315 33.4% 23.6% 33.1% 38.2%
ProSystem fx Tax 1,062 80.4% 36.2% 37.9% 25.5% 918 32.3% 21.1% 23.6% 30.2%
Tax Software for the Professional 8,014 67.1% 53.3% 51.6% 45.0% 6,169 47.5% 39.2% 58.3% 66.7%
TaxACT Preparer's Edition 65 61.0% 16.2% 14.6% 13.5% 29 12.4% 8.3% 18.2% 36.4%
TaxSlayer Pro 803 66.9% 33.1% 61.4% 44.1% 258 40.3% 31.7% 30.0% 50.0%
Taxware Tax Preparation 463 72.3% 25.8% 2.10% 2.4% 261 2.8% 37.2% 33.3% 41.7%
TaxWise 311 80.3% 19.3% 58.3% 60.9% 250 60.2% 54.9% 26.3% 26.3%
TaxWorks 587 20.0% 27.8% 55.8% 41.5% 419 51.5% 37.0% 31.3% 34.4%
UltraTax CS 743 66.0% 30.4% 45.7% 33.1% 601 40.7% 29.1% 25.2% 30.5%
Average 1,162 64.9% 25.8% 42.8% 32.2% 1,498 31.3% 24.5% 26.4% 33.8%

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