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Exhibit 3: How Respondents Handled Electronic Filing
Vendor Tax program Percentage
of respondents
offering
electronic filing
Eligible
returns
transmitted
electronically
Percentage of
respondents
charging
separate
fee for the
service
Percentage of
respondents
who will offer
electronic
filing for 2001
Percentage of
those who
plan to charge
a separate
fee next year
ATX Forms Saber, Max
and Taxsolver
65% 55% 57% 77% 63%
CCH ProSystem fx 73% 58% 56% 85% 64%
Creative Solutions UltraTax 68% 48% 33% 90% 56%
Drake Software Drake Tax Solution 93% 78% 17% 100% 23%
Dunphy Systems 1040 Professional
Tax Preparation
43% 60% 50% 71% 80%
Intuit ProSeries 81% 52% 53% 89% 51%
Lacerte/Intuit Lacerte 1040
Tax Software
85% 51% 39% 89% 49%
Micro Vision Software Tax Relief 1040 71% 47% 59% 80% 67%
Orrtax
Software
IntelliTax 90% 62% 33% 90% 28%
TaxACT 2nd Story Software 62% 61% 75% 77% 60%
Taxworks By Laser Systems TaxWorks By
Laser Systems
75% 59% 53% 94% 53%
Universal Tax Systems TaxWise 92% 69% 30% 100% 43%
Xpress Software Xpress Individual
Package
100% 94% 33% 100% 33%

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