Best Tax Preparation Software for Seniors of 2018

We’ve researched and reviewed the best tax preparation software on the market.

Tax Preparation Software

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#1 Grandfolk
Why We Love Them
  • Jackson Hewitt offers a $20 Walmart eGift Card for state filers
  • The company has over 6,000 nationwide office locations
  • Jackson Hewitt provides the only 100% free basic version for 1040 filers
8.6
Grand Score
8
User Score
Why We Love Them
  • Offers a referral program that can save you up to 50% off filing fees
  • Physical branches located throughout the U.S.
  • Free chat and email support for online users
7.8
Grand Score
8
User Score
Why We Love Them
  • Many seniors may be able to use the Absolute Zero, or free version
  • All product versions come with access to the AnswerXchange portal
  • TurboTax offers a maximum refund or your money back guarantee
     
8.2
Grand Score
8
User Score
Why We Love Them
  • Guaranteed 100% accurate return, backed by a $100K guarantee
  • Unlimited phone and live chat support for all four plans
  • Free version comes with a complimentary financial analysis for next year
7.4
Grand Score
8
User Score
Why We Love Them
  • H&R Block offers a $1,250 advance on tax refunds
  • Cheapest product lines, with four categories all starting at $0
  • H&R Block uses an easy pre-assessment to get you started fast
7.1
Grand Score
8
User Score
Top Services
Cost
$0-$79.95
$14.95-$69.95
$0-$149.99
$0-$51
$0-$48.74
Warranty
Maximum refund guaranteed
There is a calculations guarantee
Maximum Refund or Your Money Back
$100K liability coverage guaranteed
Maximum refund guaranteed
Ease
8
8
9
10
10
Cancellation
Customer support
Unlimited online support
Physical locations nationwide, and online support
Email and telephone service with paid versions
Unlimited 24/7 phone and live chat support
Chat support
Restrictions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes; each state form is $36.99
Discounts
$20 Walmart eGift Card
Referring a friend can result in up to a 50% discount
Discount offered from AARP and VITA
No discount
No discount
Disbursement options
Direct deposit, prepaid card and check
Direct deposit, prepaid card and check
Direct deposit, prepaid card or check
Direct deposit, prepaid card or check
Direct deposit or prepaid card
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