Express Tax Refund

Express Tax Refund

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 62 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2013
  • Total Downloads:
    15,736
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 18, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited functionality); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #18 in Tax Software

Editors' Review

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The ability to electronically file your federal and state taxes may be the nearest thing to pleasant in the whole taxpaying experience, except for getting a refund. To e-file your taxes, you need some form of tax software. You have many choices, including some free tools (usually just for federal taxes) as well as shareware e-filing tools and on and up to major personal finance and accounting packages, some of which might cost more than your tax bill. RT Software's Express Tax Refund is typical of tools offering one-stop e-filing, with a secure, Web-integrated interface and functionality, step-by-step operation, and various pricing options for extra capabilities. It's free to try, with limited functionality, and the full version costs $29.95.

We chose Express Tax Refund's trial option and clicked Create a New User on the log-on dialog. The program's frame and left-side menu buttons rendered cleanly, but the embedded Internet Explorer main view failed to load. We verified our Internet connection, security software, Web browsers, and other possible obstacles, but Express Tax Refund's central window still showed an IE error message, even though IE worked normally. Closing and reopening the program produced a runtime error message. We tried opening Express Tax Refund with and without IE as our default browser, again with no luck. It's possible the site that the program links to might have been down, though the developer's site worked fine. But we tried it in two different Windows 7 installations over an extended period of time, and each time the Web app crashed, though the developer's Web site remained accessible in IE and other browsers.

With so many alternatives available, we certainly don't recommend expending a lot of effort trying to make Express Tax Refund work, unless you have a special reason to use it. And we can't really recommend Express Tax Refund under the circumstances, either. But other users have done so in the past, with few complaints, so perhaps the best course is to include it in your evaluations, if it sounds like a good fit to your needs. It's free to try, so no worries there.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Express Tax Refund 2013.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"got me refund in a week"

February 10, 2013  |  By Dxasllo

 |  Version: Express Tax Refund 2013

Pros

this was my first time using expresstaxrefund. the program was very easy to use. calculated my refund quickly and gave me tax credits that I did not even know I qualified for. I will be using this software again.

Cons

Needed a copy of my tax return from last year to supply an adjusted gross income to file my return.

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4 stars

"Fast and East to Use"

February 10, 2013  |  By JackFoster72

 |  Version: Express Tax Refund 2013

Pros

Just did my tax return for this year. Was very easy to use and simple. Scheduled to get my tax refund in a few days.

Cons

Wanted to download my tax return but had issues with adobe acrobat on my computer. The customer service line assisted me and told me I could print out my tax return on any computer or they could mail me a copy.

Summary

Quick and courteous customer service phone line. Will use again.

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4 stars

"Good Program"

January 31, 2013  |  By JakeTurner75

 |  Version: Express Tax Refund 2013

Pros

Easy program to use and navigate. Very straightforward.

Free Customer Support

Cons

No flaws. Very fast calculations.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2013
Version 2013 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher RT Software
Publisher web site http://www.expresstaxrefund.com
Release Date January 01, 2013
Date Added January 18, 2013
Version 2013
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Tax Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.37MB
File Name 13setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,736
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited functionality
Price $29.95

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