Intuit's TurboTax and H & R Block's in-house tax preparation software are the top alternatives to TaxACT, as reported by U.S. News and World Report. TurboTax offers a free edition for users who only need to file IRS Form 1040A or 1040EZ. State tax filing and additional schedules cost extra.
H & R Block's tax preparation software is available in several versions and price levels, from Basic for simple individual returns to Premium & Business for small business owners. The Refund Reveal feature is included in all versions to show filers how their additions and deductions will change the amount of their tax refund.