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A Review of the Major Tax Preparation Services

March 19, 2016

Each year we review tax preparation services. This year, before preparing our review, we surveyed a select group of CI subscribers on which service they use and asked for their input on its benefits and downsides. The responses were valuable in helping to focus our write-up, and we refer to their comments throughout.

According to the survey, roughly 59% of respondents use a tax preparation service to file their taxes. A majority of respondents (68%) use TurboTax, while 21% use H&R Block, 7% use TaxAct and 4% use a different service (Figure 1).

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