TaxCut Platinum Home & Business Review
We highly recommend that you use the H&R Block online filing program to work on your return. You can start right now, and pay nothing until you decide to file, while using the program's extensive features and help files.
If you prefer to work on your return using software installed on your computer, then the TaxCut family of products will fulfill this function on a budget.
TaxCut Platinum for Home & Business, at a glance:
• only 49.95
• step-by-step filing guide
• free Home & Business Attorney
• free e-filing w/rebate
• free Next-Day Delivery
Our review of TaxCut Platinum
Overall rating: (out of 5)
We give this software our highest rating, because it includes an incredible number of useful features, all at a very low price.
Is it right for you?
That depends on whether or not you include small business (self-employment) income and/or loss on your tax return.
If you do, then the additional tools and help that come with this version will prove invaluable.
If you don't, you can get the less expensive Tax Cut Platinum, which does many of the same things, for $20 less.
Both of these software packages are filled with hundreds of useful features, including expanded capital gains assistance,
IRA reporting help, depreciation assistant, etc. The Home & Business edition also includes a payroll form reporter and preparer, and help with expense deductions.
Tax Cut Platinum Home & Business currently comes with a free rebate for TaxCut State, Microsoft Money, Kiplinger Home & Business Attorney software.
Save $300-400 or more with discount rates from all major insurance carriers, as well as local companies. It's like getting a nice refund in April!
You'll get multiple quotes, all for free. It couldn't be easier.
TaxCut Platinum Home & Business product information
Note: the following is the manufacturer's own product description.
• FREE! TaxCut State program and Electronic Filing after mail-in rebates. Simply complete the mail-in rebate forms and send it in with the required proofs of purchase.
A look at the software's features
FREE! TaxCut Financial Planners Assists you in determining if your investments support your financial goals and if your asset allocation matches your risk tolerance. You can also create "what-if" scenarios for future savings.
All the forms you need! Including 1040 for Sole Proprietorships, 1120 for Corporations, 1120S for S-Corporations, 1065 for Partnerships, 941 for Payroll Returns, 1041 for Fiduciary Returns, and 990 for Non-Profit Organizations.
More Help on Business Topics Expect more assistance on things like depreciation and expense deductions, with our more than 45 new business FAQs and tax tips to help you complete your business taxes!
NEW! W-2/1099 Reporter and Preparer Saves you time and money by printing out W-2s and 1099-MISCs for employees and contractors and the associated IRS reports!
NEW! Rental Property Assistant Helps you maximize your rental property tax savings by providing tax tips and reminding you of overlooked individual rental property expenses.
NEW! Capital Gains Assistant Provides detailed tax tips and in-depth answers to Frequently asked questions
focused on ways to maximize you tax benefits and minimize your tax liabilities.
NEW! Stock Options Advisor Provides you a central location to find answers to all your stock options questions, including the consequences of your transactions. Get help and advice regarding all types of options - such as an incentive, a nonqualified and even employee stock purchases.
NEW! Business Expense Assistant Helps sole proprietors enter, track and report business expenses to maximize deductions. It also provides additional tax tips and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
NEW! Depreciation Assistant Provides guidance and advice about depreciation to sole proprietors, rental property owners, and others who may qualify for this tax break and save by depreciating certain assets.
NEW! Portfolio Manager Tracks your stock and mutual fund sales and generates your Schedule D powered by Gainskeeper®.
Corporate actions and wash sale tracking, as well as asset allocation tools, simplifies decision-making about
trades and maximizes your tax benefits.
NEW! Exclusive Customer Technical Support With your TaxCut Platinum purchase. Through our dedicated number, your call will receive Platinum priority status.
NEW! 9-Year Tax Preview Shows you all the ways in which the tax legislation of
2011 will affect you now and in the future, from how your standard deduction will change, to how tax brackets will
change, and projects your taxes over the next nine years.
NEW! Home Office Assistant Enables you to maximize your home office tax benefits
by walking you through a series of questions to see if your home office qualifies for tax purposes.
NEW! Retirement Savings Enhancer Provides ways to increase your tax and retirement
savings to ensure you get the most out of you 401(k).
IMPROVED! Error Check Catches mistakes or omissions that could cost you money
or flag your return for an IRS audit. This improved functionality makes it easy to correct mistakes, ensuring that
your return is error free!
IMPROVED! Entry Manager Tracks where your data originates, guides you to related
forms and itemizes your entries. It also allows you to flag entries as tentative for you to go back and review
before you finalize your return.
TaxCut Video Tax Advice Listen to H&R Block and Kiplinger experts share tips on how to get the most out of your tax return. Learn how changes in your life affect your taxes and save money by following simple strategies.
IRS Publications Answers questions on specific forms and provides details about particular tax situations.
The publications are updated annually to reflect IRS changes. Be sure to also visit Help Central for additional
tax tips and IRS instructions.
Kiplinger Publications Practical Guide to Your Money helps you control debt, minimize your taxes and stay ahead
of inflation. Buying & Selling a Home takes you through the home buying process, from assessing your resources
to applying for a loan. Practical Guide to Investing tells you how to make your money work for you, and Retire
Worry-Free helps you plan for the future without fear.
TaxCut Tax Law Assistant Helps you understand the implications of the changing
tax laws, provides information about how the changes affect your taxes now and in the future and ensures you get
the maximum tax benefit possible under the new laws.
Auto Entry Automatically imports W-2 and 1099 information from participating employers and financial
institutions. Auto Entry saves you valuable time and prevents costly data entry errors. Multiple W-2s are easy
to deal with when using Auto Entry.
Seamless financial data imports from H&R Block®, Quicken® and Microsoft® Money transfers your tax and financial information from last year's H&R Block®, Quicken® 2000-2011 and Microsoft® Money 2000-2011 into TaxCut for speed and accuracy.
Kiplinger Advice Gives you trusted tax advice from the financial experts at Kiplinger.