The Best Tax Software Values for 2020

We tested nine of the most popular tax software programs to see which ones offer the best overall value. You might be surprised who's #1.

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Kiplinger is refeaturing our rankings of the best values in tax software as we approach the July 15 deadline for filing your 2019 tax return. Prices are as of January 2020; they may have changed, so check each product for current rates.

It's that time of year again. You've gotten your W-2s and any other paperwork, such as a 1099 for your investment income, in the mail, and you're ready to sit down and do your taxes (which aren't due until July 15 this year). But you're unsure of which program to use. We're here to help.

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All prices as of January 31, 2020.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.