Express Tax Refund

Express Tax Refund

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2014
  • Total Downloads:
    15,775
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 16, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited functionality); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #26 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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4 stars

"Painless for a first time filer."

August 24, 2009  |  By xTwoStepx

 |  Version: Express Tax Refund 2008

Pros

Free customer support.

Cons

The IRS and their AGI requirements. Other than that, it was pretty painless.

Summary

This was my first time filing my taxes (college student). I always heard about how complicated it was. I decided to investigate and found this software. Express tax refund put my worries to ease. Their customer support answered the questions I had.

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1 stars

"It logged me out and wouldn't let me back in"

March 18, 2009  |  By bbenbb

 |  Version: Express Tax Refund 2008

Pros

Fast download.

Cons

I couldn't complete my tax return.

Summary

In the middle of my session, it logged me out and wouldn't let me back in. Completely useless.

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3 stars

"Not the best program out there."

April 17, 2007  |  By carsonight

 |  Version: Express Tax Refund 2007

Pros

It's free.

Cons

Just for fun I calculated my tax return using Express Tax, because I did my return using Turbo Tax months ago. Turbo Tax found deductions Express Tax ignored. My refund with Turbo Tax was over one thousand dollars, with Express Tax only around $700. Not everything that is free is worth it. (And no, I have no connection to Intuit or Turbo Tax except as a satisfied customer.)

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4 stars

"Good program"

April 10, 2007  |  By DawnAvivva

 |  Version: Express Tax Refund 2007

Pros

I wasnt sure about using an online program to file my taxes. I had a terrible time the last year. I was encouraged to try out Express Tax Refund and everything actually worked. They have very nice people that help out at customer service. Wasnt complicatd to use, very well done, and looks so easy! Wish I could have found it sooner.

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4 stars

"Thumbs Up"

April 07, 2007  |  By RichardsonApex

 |  Version: Express Tax Refund 2007

Pros

One of the best tax programs I've used thus far.

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5 stars

"Very Helpful!"

February 25, 2007  |  By CobraTool

 |  Version: Express Tax Refund 2007

Pros

Second season using Express Tax Refund, and I have no problems. I recommend you guys trying out this great program.

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5 stars

"Remarkable! "

February 11, 2007  |  By VXZTY

 |  Version: Express Tax Refund 2007

Pros

Remarkable program! Could have used it last year if I heard about it. With all the positive reviews here, I gave it a shot. Very impressed so far, and that doesn't come easy.

Cons

Nada

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2014
Version 2014 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher RT Software
Publisher web site http://www.expresstaxrefund.com
Release Date February 16, 2015
Date Added February 16, 2015
Version 2014
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Tax Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.38MB
File Name 14setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,775
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited functionality
Price $29.95

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