Andrew Poulos Announces Top Online Tax Software Programs for Tax Season 2016

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TurboTax by Intuit Receives Top Honors; H&R Block Honored for In-Person Customer Support

TurboTax provides the best overall design and has great customer support

Andrew Poulos, EA, ABA, ATP, a nationally syndicated tax software expert, has announced the winners of his 2016 Editor’s Lucky 7 Tax Software Reviews for Tax Year 2015 (http://www.poulosaccounting.com/#!lucky-7-tax-software-review/f9vi2). For the third consecutive year, TurboTax by Intuit won the Editor’s Choice award.

Poulos, who has over 21 years of industry experience, has worked extensively with various tax software, and provides consulting to tax software providers and other companies in the industry. After conducting research, the reviews are designed to help taxpayers make a more informed decision when it comes to self-preparing their tax returns. This year’s winners were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals based on 5 key features: interface and functionality, customer support, mobile interface, pricing, and the types of tax returns offered.

“TurboTax provides the best overall design and has great customer support,” said Poulos, principal of Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc. (http://www.savvytaxguy.com), in Atlanta, Georgia. “The ability to handle simple and complex tax scenarios makes it the best software on the market.”

Coming in at second place is H&R Block, which he says will be integral in battling tax complexities.

“With more filing requirements required for the Affordable Care Act, taxpayers who self-prepare will see more complexity in their tax returns and may require in-person support. H&R Block’s ability to offer counsel on the ACA at their retail centers gives them a competitive edge when they prepare tax returns and provide sound advice for customers.”

Rounding out the list is TaxAct, which ranked third, TaxSlayer fourth, E-Smart Tax fifth, Jackson Hewitt in sixth place and OnepriceTaxes.com in last place. Poulos ranked TaxAct higher than its competitors due to pricing and the variety of tax returns offered.

About Andrew Poulos
Andrew G. Poulos, EA, ABA, ATP, is principal of Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc., in Atlanta, Ga., where he works with individual and business tax clients, and represents clients before the IRS and state labor agencies. A self-made entrepreneur and real estate investor, Andrew is an author, national speaker and nationally syndicated tax software expert. Andrew is the columnist of Main Street Tax News for the National Society of Accountants, and media contributor on Fox Business Network, One America News Networks, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and other various media networks. He is the producer of the QuickBooks Ultimate Lesson Guide DVD Series (http://www.poulosaccounting.com/quickbooksdvd.php) and author of various tax articles. Andrew recently founded the Poulos Children’s Cancer Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing care for children living with cancer. Contact him at http://www.savvytaxguy.com.

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