TAX WINNERS
for 2021

The year's best online tax software to help make filing taxes easy. Check out 2021's best options — some of which are our partners — and why we love them.

Best Tax Software for Simple Returns

H&R Block Free
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  • Works for more potential free filers since it handles student loan interest and has no income restriction.
  • Clean and clear interface, with a friendly interview experience.
  • Helpful explanations sprinkled throughout the filing process.
  • Works for more potential free filers since it handles student loan interest and has no income restriction.
  • Clean and clear interface, with a friendly interview experience.
  • Helpful explanations sprinkled throughout the filing process.
Why this SOFTWARE made the list

H&R Block Free does more than competing free software can, supporting more forms and deductions at no extra cost.

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Best Tax Software for Ease of Use

TurboTax
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  • User-friendly, interview-style Q&A experience.
  • Wide range of functionality and tools makes entering information easy.
  • Help is easy to access, and explanations are clear and authoritative.
  • User-friendly, interview-style Q&A experience.
  • Wide range of functionality and tools makes entering information easy.
  • Help is easy to access, and explanations are clear and authoritative.
Why this SOFTWARE made the list

TurboTax’s software feels like an interview with a tax preparer who knows just what to ask and how best to guide you.

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