Comparison of Canadian-tax preparation software for personal use

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A list of personal use Canadian income tax preparation software packages and Web applications. They are listed from cheapest to most expensive. Many allow users to submit returns using the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) NETFILE service while others allow users to print forms that may or may not be CRA approved or have a 2D barcode. 2D bar coded returns are scanned by the CRA while others are keyed.

Name
Owner
Platform
Approved Forms
2D Bar Coded
NetFile Certified
(tax years)
# of Returns
Not Counted
Price
Limitations
Freebies
AdvTax Aclasssoft Inc. Web Yes Yes Yes (2011 – 2013) 20 N/A Free for everyone Rare Free for everyone
EachTax XInfo Technology Inc. Web Yes Yes Yes (2005 - 2013) 1
+1
N/A $6.99
$3.99
No QC Free: New customers (regardless of income)
Free: New Immigrants (regardless of income)

Free: Seniors (70+) (regardless of income) Free: Return with $25,000 or less income

eTaxCanada Phanku Windows, Web Yes No Yes (2005 - 2010) 1
2
5
N/A $8.99
$15.99
$24.99
No prov return for QC Students & <25K file for free
fastneasytax fastneasy services inc. Web application Yes Yes Yes (2011, 2012, 2013) 1
Family
N/A $9.99
$14.99
No prov return for QC,YT,NU,NT, No self-employment or business income <20K file for free>
Futuretax FutureCA Windows Yes Yes Yes (2006 - 2013) 1
2
10
20
<25K not counted $5.99
$7.99
$9.99
$15.99
No prov return for QC <10K file for free
GenuTax GenuSource Windows Yes Yes Yes (2004 - 2013) 20 N/A Free No prov return for QC Free for everyone
H&R Block Premium Tax Software H&R Block Canada Windows/Web Yes Yes Yes (2003-2014) up to 20 N/A $9.95/$14.95/$19.95 Netfile based restrictions only Free Under $20,000
Impôt Professionel Les Logiciels Marichênes Windows Yes No No 20 N/A $19.95  ? N/A
MBOTax MBOSoft Web Yes No Yes (2006-2009) 20 N/A $9.95 No QC <25K file for free, 50% off 2nd return
MyTAX Peel Technologies Excel or OpenDocument No, but can be printed No No N/A N/A Free or $10 donation No NB, NL, NT, NU, PE, QC, SK, YT N/A
myTaxExpress Arcadia Windows Yes Yes Yes (2002 - 2013) 1
10
<25K not counted $6.99
$13.99
No prov return for QC None
SimpleTax SimpleTax Software Inc. Web Yes No Yes (2012 – 2013) 20 N/A Pay what you want, including zero No AgriStability, QC Free for everyone; extra materials available for educators
StudioTax BHOK IT Windows Yes Yes Yes (2005 – 2013) 20 N/A Free for everyone Rare Free for everyone
Tax Chopper CuteTax Web Yes Yes Yes (2002 - 2013) 1
2
5
15
<25K or 30K for couples not counted $9.98
$15.98
$19.98
$25.98
No prov return for QC <25K file for free,
<30K total for couples
TaxFreeway Entropy Windows, Mac Yes Yes Yes (2002 - 2010) 20 N/A $9.95 No prov return for QC None
Taxman G. Thompson Windows Yes No No N/A N/A Free No prov return for QC N/A
TaxTron TaxTron Windows, Mac Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2009) 1/5
of 20
<31K and FT student >= 4 months
file for free
$12.99/$24.99 See www.taxtron.ca/products for list <31K file for free
TurboTax Standard - Online Edition Intuit Web, Windows Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2013) 1 N/A $17.99
$32.99
$44.99
standard
investments, rental income
business
N/A
Ufile.ca Dr Tax Software Web, Windows Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2010) 1
Family
N/A $15.95
$24.95
Supports all Canadian Provinces and Territories. <20K family income file for free
WebTax4U MacroNT Web Yes No Yes (2004 - 2009) 1
2+
N/A $12.99
$5.99
No prov return for QC
<20K file for free,
<20K total for families

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