What are some highly rated professional tax programs?


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Thomson Reuters GoSystem Tax RS, Thomson Reuters UltraTax CS, CCH ProSystem fx Tax, CCH Axcess Tax, Intuit Lacerte Tax and Intuit ProSeries Tax are among the highest rated tax preparation systems, according to CPA Practice Advisor. As of 2014, they have received ratings of 4.5 to 5.0 from the website.

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Thomson Reuters GoSystem receives a rating of 5.0 from CPA Practice Advisor. The program is suitable for high net-worth individuals, has capability to work offline, supports nearly all tax situations, is accessible to multiple users simultaneously and has an Excel Add-In tool for direct data import.

CPA Practice Advisor rates Thomson Reuters UltraTax CS at 4.75. It has enhanced features that handle that Affordable Care Act and the Defense of Marriage Act. Accessible both locally and over the Internet, it has options for multiple office locations.

CCH ProSystem fx Tax, rated 4.75 by CPA Practice Advisor, features an electronic filing platform and e-signature solution. It is a comprehensive in-house solution for calculating complex returns. CCH Axcess Tax, also rated at 4.75, has enhanced electronic filing options and review tools. It has integrated with Microsoft Word for letter generation, has multiple access options through desktop computers and mobile devices, and has other integration platforms to bridge with third-party applications.

Intuit Lacerte Tax receives a rating of 4.5, reports CPA Practice Advisor. It is suitable for firms serving clients with a variety of complexity and using QuickBooks for record-keeping. Intuit ProSeries Tax, rated 4.5, has a simple interface for entering data directly on tax forms, integrates with QuickBooks and TurboTax, and has an option to directly import data from scanned documents. Drake Tax, also rated 4.5, integrates with GruntWorx for automated data entry and is available for use as a desktop or online application.

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