2019 Best-Of Tax Prep

We believe you deserve the best. So, we’ve spent countless hours researching and comparing to bring you this year’s best tax prep software options, which are from our partners. We considered the price and usability of the software, the breadth of free offerings, support options and more.

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Best Tax Prep

Ease of use

TurboTax Read full review >

Support options

H&R Block Read full review >

Budget Pick

TaxAct Read full review >

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Frequently asked questions

Great question. NerdWallet's ratings formulas for evaluating tax software includes the price of the software for federal and state returns, the breadth of free offerings and the usability of the software, as well as refund and support options.

NerdWallet’s awards are given annually to the best of the best. Our other lists of top products throughout the year may be longer than the lists of award winners, offer additional consumer choices and get updated as products change, products are discontinued and new products emerge.

NerdWallet's award winners are chosen through a rigorous evaluation process involving roughly three dozen writers and editors. For each financial product, we assess the features that we believe are most important to consumers.

Writers and editors use comprehensive scoring formulas that assess each financial product’s key features, weighting them according to their importance to consumers.

Nope. Editorial team members are solely responsible for creating all product reviews and ratings, and these assessments reflect their opinions alone. Only products that meet the editorial team’s standards appear in our Best-Of lists, meaning no company can “buy” an award.