Express Tax Refund

Express Tax Refund


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

Version:
2013
File Size:
1.37MB
Date Added:
January 18, 2013
Price:
Free to try (Limited functionality); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
15,718
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 62 votes

    • 5 star: 43
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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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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