Slideshow: TurboTax versus TaxCut

Taxes: we don't love 'em, but we do them anyway. This gallery of screenshots shows you what's new and what's best with the two toughest tax-prep apps.


Taxes: we don't love 'em, but we do them anyway. To do them right, you need good tax-prep software that won't stub your brain on accounting jargon, but will still find all possible deductions. Since Intuit's TurboTax and H&R Block's TaxCut (Windows|Mac|Online) are the two brands eating the biggest market share, we've pulled together screenshots of the features that could help you lean toward TurboTax, or TaxCut.

Keep in mind that there's also the much less pricey TaxAct. This online and downloadable app is ideal for bargain hunters with relatively few investments and deductions, who don't anticipate needing audit support.

TaxCut in-depth review
TurboTax in-depth review

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.