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out of 62 votes out of 62 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 28, 2018
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited functionality); $29.95 to buy
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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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2017
Version 2017 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher RT Software
Publisher web site
Release Date January 10, 2018
Date Added February 28, 2018
Version 2017
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 17setup.exe
Total Downloads 15,908
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited functionality
Price $29.95
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