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  • TurboTax- tax preparation software detailed

    Posted on 22/01/2014 by | Comments Off on TurboTax- tax preparation software detailed

    TurboTax is one of the most popular income tax preparation software packages in the US which is being developed by Michael A Chipman of Chipsoft in the 1980s. It became an Intuit product and now known as Intuit Consumer Tax Group. TurboTax for the Mac was formerly named MacinTax, and was developed by SoftView. SoftView was in turn acquired by ChipSoft.

    TurboTax is offering both federal and state income tax returns. The software is developed to help users through their tax returns hierarchically. The TurboTax software delivers taxpayers extra support for their self-prepared returns by offering Audit Defence from TaxResources. There are a various versions of TurboTax including TurboTax Deluxe, TurboTax Premier, etc.

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    TurboTax Services

    Utmost Refund Guaranteed or You’re Money Back

    TurboTax Federal Free Edition customers are entitled to make a payment of $14.99 and refund of your state purchase price paid. Claims must be submitted in 60 days of your TurboTax filing date & not later than 6/15/14. This guarantee cannot be combined with the TurboTax Satisfaction Guarantee,

    100% Accurate Calculations Guarantee

    If you pay a penalty because of a TurboTax calculation error, than they will pay you the penalty and interest.

     Smart Check Scans for Mistakes

    Before you file, TurboTax completes tons of error checks on your tax return to help make sure it is correct and you escape triggering an audit.

    Satisfaction Guaranteed

    You can use TurboTax Online without charge up to the point you either decide to print or electronically file your tax return. Printing or electronically filing your return shows your satisfaction with TurboTax Online, at which time you will be either required to pay or register for the product.

     Audit Support Center

    Downloadable Audit Support Center offers step-by-step regulation on everything you need to do if you are contacted by the IRS including what various types of IRS letters may mean, so you’ll know precisely where you stand and what to do next.

     Live Tax Advice

    Live tax advice is also available. Service, experience levels, hours of operation and availability may change and are subject to restriction without any notice. You can have a look at www.turbotax.com for complete terms and conditions.

     Audit Support Guarantee

    If you gets an an audit letter based on your 2013 TurboTax return and are not satisfied with TurboTax handling your situation, than they refund the applicable TurboTax federal 1040 and/or state purchase price you paid.

    Quick Look at Services

    • TurboTax helps you step-by-step to your maximum refund, and it’s guaranteed.
    • TurboTax automatically double checks information as you go, and it calculations are 100% correct.
    • TurboTax also delivers one-on-one personalised tax advice from a tax professional via phone, live chat or via E-mail.
    • TurboTax prepares, print and e-file your simple return at no charge with its Federal Free Edition.

    Supported Operating Systems for CD/Download Version – Windows XP, Vista , 7 , 8 , Mac OS 10X 10.4 or higher

    TurboTax is so far the easiest-to-use tax preparation service we reviewed. This tax service has the best guided interview interface available. TurboTax delivers all customers free, personalised tax advice, even to those who file using its free federal filing service. TurboTax also offers help and complete guidance through the entire process and clearly explains all tax laws and concepts. It’s simple: with TurboTax, it’s easy, it’s less expensive, and they provide all the guidance you need, and your maximum tax refund is guaranteed.

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  • H&R Block- Online tax software review

    Posted on 04/02/2014 by | Comments Off on H&R Block- Online tax software review

    H&R Block is a tax preparation company in the US founded in 1955 by brothers Henry W. Bloch and Richard Bloch, retrieving more than 24.5 million tax returns worldwide with its branches in Canada, Australia, Brazil and India. H&R Block Company also offers banking, personal finance and business consulting services. This company today runs 11,000 retail tax offices in the US, plus another 1,700 abroad. H&R Block offers its own consumer tax software called H&R Block at Home as well as electronic filing and online tax preparation from their website.

    H&R Block

    Products and Services

    • H&R Block At Home™

    H&R Block At Home™ is made for people who want easiest tax filing. Complete guidance and quick and easy to understand resources make it the excellent mode to file your taxes from home.

    • H&R Block Bank

    To support clients to accomplish their financial objectives by assisting as their tax and financial partner H&R Block Bank takes corporate mission beyond by contributing simple and inexpensive banking products and services to tax clients and H&R Block associates. H&R Block Bank is a Federal Savings Bank and member FDIC that gathers personalised service with experienced personnel waiting to serve you.

    • Dollars and Sense™ by H&R Block

    This service help kids to know about money. They help kids to turn into adults who understand that not all money comes from the Bank of Mom and Dad. H&R Block Dollars & Sense is guiding to make this occur by contributing free personal finance curriculum to high schools nationwide.

    • Filing Tax Online

    This program is very easy and fast to use, you can check the status of your refund at any time. It provides you helpful assistance when you call with a question.

    H&R Block Emerald Card

    When you get your taxes prepared at an H&R Block tax office, you can have your refund anticipation check or tax refund directly on an Emerald Card and use it anywhere or everywhere.

    • Tango (tax software)

    Tango is a tax software product for tax preparation and federal and state e-filing. Tango is a Flash-based application and permits users to store their private data either on H&R Block’s servers or on their own computers. It provides 24 x 7 support and audit protection.

    System Requirements

    Windows Requirements

    • OS – Windows XP SP3 or greater, Vista, 7, 8
    • Browser – Internet Explorer 7.0 or greater

    Mac Requirements

    • OS – Mac OS X 10.5.8 or greater
    • Browser – Safari 4 or greater

    Hardware Requirements                                

    • 1024×768, SVGA color monitor
    • Compatible ink jet or laser printer
    • Speakers and sound card for videos/animations
    • Internet connection required for updates, state downloads, and e-file
    • 170 MB hard-disk space
    • 2X CD-ROM drive
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  • VMware Workstation 10 review

    Posted on 08/02/2014 by | Comments Off on VMware Workstation 10 review

    The VMware Workstation is a very popular hypervisor software that supports computers with x64 version operating systems.  The VMware Workstation allows its users to create and set different Virtual Machines [or VM’s] and then use these VM’s later with the actual machines, at the same time.

    The software was first released back in 1999, and the latest release [V 10.0.1] was just released a couple of months ago. The software supports Windows and Linux operating systems running on x64 architecture. VMware Inc., developers of this workstation is a subsidiary division of the EMC Corporation.

    VMware workstation 10

    Their latest build, the VMware Workstation Version 10.0.1 supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and also Linux operating system and brings in a variety of useful and customer friendly features such as:

    • User Friendly UI: The User Interface of the VMware Workstation 10.0.1 resembles much of it’s earlier built, the version 9. This means the UI has been largely unchanged and if you’re coming in from an older version of the software, you might not feel it difficult to adjust.
    • Advanced Features: The VMware Workstation packs in much more features than its competitors such as the ability to create advanced restrictions for the Virtual Machines you create. This means that you can set up a maximum work period for the Virtual Machines you create and they’ll expire or disable upon reaching the desired work period.
    • Offline Capabilities: If your network connection faces some unwelcomed issues, then you can make use of the advanced restrictions feature to work your Virtual Machines in offline mode for a couple of days before the need arrives to talk with the servers, in order to renew the status of the Virtual Machines.
    • Set Warnings: You can set up various warning messages for the users which also act as notifications. For instance, you can preset your Virtual Machines to display a custom message in order to warn the user ahead of the expiring period. Hence, on reaching closer to the expiring period, the user can be warned automatically. Also additional information can also be displayed with details on where you can find a new image series for future testing.
    • KVM Functionality: This allows the VMware Workstation to use up the entire real estate of your display by completely modifying the UI. Moreover, you can also assign various keyboard hot keys in order to move between active Virtual Machines any time. Also multi monitor feature ensures that you get a glance on all important data at any given time. Thus saving you time, effort and tension and allowing you to work smoothly.

    Final Words:

    Finally comes the pricing. If you’re out there to buy a fresh copy of this software, then you can grab your copy for a very competitive price of just $249 or if you’re willing to upgrade from your existing version of this software, then it’ll just cost you around $119. VMware also usually have some discounts from time to time, be sure to visit our VMware’s coupon page to see if you could get some discount on VMware.

    For the price you spend buying this software, you get a very impressive set of features such as a user friendly tablet hardware support and advanced enterprise management that no other alternatives can provide you, with such a competitive price tag.

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