Tax software

2019 tax software survey

This annual survey shows how CPAs rate the tax preparation software they used during last tax season and how it handled the recent tax law changes.

2018 tax software survey

To get through the rigors of tax season, CPAs depend on their tax preparation software. Here’s how they rate the leading professional products.

2017 tax software survey

This article offers a look at how CPAs judged their tax preparation software in a wide range of types of practices.

2015 Tax Software Survey

See how CPA tax practitioners rated the strengths and weakness of major tax preparation software products they used in 2015.

2014 Tax Software Survey

In our annual survey, thousands of tax practitioners assessed the software they used to prepare 2013 returns.

2012 Tax Software Survey

More than 6,000 CPAs assessed the software they used to prepare 2011 tax returns, revealing what they liked and disliked about their software.

2011 Tax Software Survey

This article presents results from the 2011 tax software survey. More than 10,000 CPAs assessed tax prepartion products and provided detailed information about what they liked and disliked about their tax software.

2010 Tax Software Survey

The Tax Adviser and the Journal of Accountancy conducted a survey of AICPA members who prepared 2009 tax returns for a fee to determine which tax preparation software products were the most popular, what aspects of those products preparers liked, and what they disliked.

2009 Tax Software Survey

The Tax Adviser and the Journal of Accountancy conducted a survey of their readers to determine what aspects of their tax preparation software they like and what they dislike.

Newsletter Articles

TAX REFORM

Traps for the unwary: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes

By now many of us are familiar with the various provisions of the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), P.L. 115-97. Here is a list of changes together with (perhaps) unexpected nuances.

DEDUCTIONS

Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.