Relief from Accountants World and Package
EX from Exac Tax were discontinued when
they were purchased by Thomson Reuters,
and Sage Software’s CPA Tax Manager was
discontinued when the company entered an
alliance with CCH ProSystem fx. Greatland,
which formerly sold its own brand of software, will now be selling Drake Software.
More recent purchases of ATX and TaxWise by CCH, Tax Works by H&R Block, and
TaxSimple by Thomson Reuters have ensured these companies’ survival, at least for
the immediate future. Last year’s proposed
purchase of 2nd Story Software, the maker of
TaxACT software, was blocked by the Justice
Department in an antitrust lawsuit. However, TaxACT was acquired later by InfoSpace,
which then changed its name to Blucora Inc.,
becoming the parent company of both InfoSpace and TaxACT.
Following are manufacturers with special
summer tryouts and discounts.
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ProSystem fx Office Suite
Evaluation software is available for tryout for
ProSystem fx Tax, Fixed Assets, and Planning.
It may be ordered by visiting the Web site or
calling the toll-free number.
ATX is available in three comprehensive
packages, as well as a pay-per-return version
starting at under $500. Call for a free evaluation kit to access the 2011 program, complete
with over 10,000 forms, plus W- 2 and 1099
payroll reporting forms. The ATX line of integrated products is also available for evaluation and includes Client Accounting Suite,
PaperlessPlus and CCH research.
Test drive the program’s interface and fea-
tures by calling for a free evaluation kit. The
demonstration software includes Forms 1040,
1120, 1120S, 1065, 1041, 706, 709 and 990,
plus state modules. The software is available
in three pricing packages, many including
e-filing and CCH research.
Complete package includes wide range of tax
prep software, and client write-up with MICR
check encoding, real-time Web reporting, an
appointment scheduler, preparer Web sites, a
document manager, and a tax planner. It also
features Grunt Worx integration to scan, organize and populate data, and SecureFilePro for
online file transfer and storage. For additional
information or a free demo, visit the Web site
or call the toll-free number.
Register online and receive a free trial of hosted professional tax software. Offers tax prep
and e-filing for federal and state personal income tax filings and Forms 1099 and W- 2 filings with no software to install or download.
Working program CD available for free. Check
Web site for further promotions.
Lacerte Tax Software
Lacerte Tax Software is built to maximize productivity and streamline work for the year-round, multiple-person accounting firm. Free
evaluation software is available on Web site.
Intuit Tax Online
Intuit Tax Online is a Web-based, cloud computing tax solution designed to provide an
anytime, anywhere solution. Free use of the
application until you need to file or print is
available on the Web site.
ProSeries Professional Edition
Built for professionals with a range of indi-
vidual and/or business clients, ProSeries Pro-
fessional provides fast, reliable tax prep across
a comprehensive set of tax forms and sched-
ules, and includes tools to help professionals
run a more successful practice. Request free
evaluation software on the Web site.
Orange Door Inc.
Orange Tax Suite Pro
This cloud-based software is designed for professional users and firms. Sign up on the Web
site for a free account and five free returns.
Petz Enterprises Inc.
CrossLink Professional Tax Software
Request a live demo and view training videos
on the Web site.
2nd Story Software
TaxACT Preparer’s Edition includes the forms
and time-saving tools for preparing and printing an unlimited number of client returns.
Money-back guarantee, and low-cost integrated e-filing available. Try 2011 software
free on the Web site.
Free demos on CD or download for federal
and state Forms 1040, 1041, 1065, 1120, 1120S,
706, 709, 990 and 5500. Package includes free
electronic filing. Discounts for early renewals
and for new users on selected packages.
Ultra Tax CS
Trial package offers the complete 2011 system
at no charge for evaluation purposes. Early
renewals are offered a discount, and specially
priced new user packages and a personalized new user transition program are available. Ultra Tax CS is available in traditional
on-premise configurations as well as a cloud-based delivery option. Also available via the
Web site is a registration form for live webinars, a multi-media demo, client testimonial
videos, and a series of product videos. AT