Announces Top Online Tax Software for 2008: List of Best-Rated Tax Software Helps Answer Consumer Questions

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Filing taxes online has become the preferred choice for millions of Americans. But deciding what tax software program to use still confuses many people that want to communicate with Uncle Sam via the Internet. To help tax filers find the software that best fits their needs,, a trusted technology and entertainment review site, today announced the Top Online Tax Software for 2008. By logging on to, consumers can easily obtain unbiased reviews for online tax software and evaluate product features with a side-by-side comparison chart.

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    The top winners for the 2008 Online Tax Software include:

-- Gold Award- TurboTax Deluxe: Recognized for its simple navigation, extensive help library, responsive online community and overall ease of use.

-- Silver Award- TaxACT: Awarded for its user-friendly interface, outstanding help services and features such as a year-to-year tax deduction comparison.

-- Bronze Award- H&R Block TaxCut: Distinguished for its simple and effective interface, easy navigation, extensive help section and at-your-fingertips tax advice. evaluated the online tax preparation software based on the following criteria:

-- Intuitive Navigation: Software should provide helpful drop-down menus, useful icons, definitions and clearly defined what information was needed on every screen.

-- Novice-Friendly: The interface must be easy-to-use for new users and inexperienced tax filers. Tax services should be all-inclusive, provide information on current tax laws and offer clear terminology for jargon terms. An error-proofing feature should be offered to help prevent mistakes made by a novice tax preparer.

-- Ease of Installation: All applications should install easily and quickly. An online service should be easy to set up, access and provide timely service.

-- Feature Set: The unique suite of tools and capabilities should be available through the program to ensure the completion and submission of an accurate return. The software may also offer some programs that provide access to state tax forms and financial advice, or services that offer access to IRS publications, the ability to import information from other programs, check errors and deductions and help defend against potential audits.

-- Help/Documentation/Search: Help services should be in-depth, easy to understand with definitions, complete text IRS publications, tax tips, search capabilities and help tools. Additional support such as tax advice and technical support by phone, e-mail or chat may also be offered.

" is providing a free, easy-to-use resource for tax filers searching for the software that best fits their needs," said Christopher Preece, reviewer for "We've conducted in-depth evaluations of the software and prepared independent reviews, condensing the consumer's research time from hours to just minutes. rates more than 2,500 software and hardware products and Web services, enabling consumers to quickly view the top-rated products and compare features and prices.'s editors review software and provide detailed information about each product, as well as side-by-side comparisons and tips on what to look for when purchasing specific items.

With millions of personal and professional reviews flooding the Web, TopTenREVIEWS' unique, consumer-focused ratings are quickly gaining popularity. TopTenREVIEWS is quickly becoming the "go-to source" for trusted and independent reviews, with more than 3 million visitors each month.


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