TXF Creator

TXF Creator

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Date Added:
March 08, 2011
Free to try (10 stock trades per TXF file); $6.99 to buy (Buy it now)
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Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
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Product ranking:
#22 in Tax Software
Additional Requirements:
JDK 6 or Java Runtime 6

Editors' review

TXF Creator attempts to save you time and effort with its smooth ability to convert financial files from online investment sites and third-party financial software into tax-friendly formats. Its incredibly simple operation and fast results make for a sure-fire hit with those who invest a lot and file their own taxes.

The program's interface surely could have been more professional; however, its stark, white-space-heavy design did help us stay focused on the task at hand. We never felt confused or lost, thanks to its simplicity, or distracted, thanks to its dullness. The onscreen instructions break down the entire process into seven steps. We were able to pull our investment files from a variety of online sources like E-Trade and Scottrade. From there we simply clicked a few buttons and TFX Creator converted our file to TXF format. We didn't have the proper tax software (such as TurboTax) to test our TXF file with, but our files effortlessly converted and maintained all the information, thanks to TFX Creator's extensive compatibility. The program also offers a handy feature for tracking your history, which seems useful for those with several different accounts to manage and convert. We were pleased with this program's simplicity, but we'd liked to see a more appealing layout.

TXF Creator has a trial limit of 10 stock trades per TXF file. It comes as a compressed file. While its layout was boring, the overall program was simple, and we recommend it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Makes Form 8949 a breeze"

    March 24, 2012   |   By edwindes

    Version: TXF Creator 4.0


    Easy intuitive interface
    4 ways to import data using OFX, QIF, QFX or CSV
    Combines daily trades to reduce line items
    Best price
    Output in TXF or PDF


    Didn't find any


    Great software. Easy to use, simple elegant interface and best of all it works!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellant easy to use product for active traders."

    March 21, 2012   |   By DFWspencer

    Version: TXF Creator 4.0


    A big time saver.


    none really


    I had an error message downloading a TXF file on Interactive Brokers site because of a coding on Column B of my 8949 form showing all my stock transactions for 2011. Interactive Broker clients with a code such as B, T or O etc. listed on form 8949 will not have access to the TXF file so that put me in a big bind until I discovered by web search TXF creator. I downloaded the CSV file instead as instructed with TXF creator and then the software did an easy conversion to the TXF format for Turbo Tax. It worked like a charm except for a negative number on one wash sale which many people will not encounter. I simply made an adjustment to zero as requested by Turbo Tax since I can't deduct the loss I had due to the wash sale. I think this is a Turbo Tax issue and not TXF creator but it was a quick fix in TT. Other than that, I highly recommend this program. It worked fast and easy with thanks to the simple but concise instructions for Interactive Brokers. It is a great time saver and priced reasonably.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great way to convert CSV data files into Form 8949"

    March 17, 2012   |   By juiceyword

    Version: TXF Creator 4.0


    Let's face it, the alternative is to manually enter data for possibly long list of trades on interactive Form 8949 PDF provided by IRS and who has time for that?
    Responsive support team, that fixed up minor glitch I encountered with IB's data file and went extra mile to send me completed Form 8949 PDFs. Sweet!


    Some help files might be useful


    Excellently priced and good, effective software utility to work with CSV files provided by broker and render tax-ready PDF of Form 8949, just what the IRS commanded us to do!

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