Online tax filing tools to help you in 2021

March 8, 2021
Don't let the deadline sneak up on you. We have hand-picked a list of tax filing software to help you file your taxes quickly and accurately, so you can be confident that's everything is taken care of today.
Online tax filing tools to help you in 2021

Most Americans dread filing taxes. Filing doesn't have to be a hassle. Today's tax-prep software adeptly takes you through the steps required to file a clean, unerring return without undue delay.  

One decision you must consider is whether to hire a certified public accountant (CPA) or do it yourself. Reconcile has put together a list of online tax provider software for your use.

Reconcile recommendations: The ideal online tax filing program for you

Tax Software: The best online tax filing programs for 2021

IRS Free File

lets you prepare and file your federal income tax online for free. File at an IRS partner site. With the IRS Free File Program or use Free File Fillable Forms. It's safe, easy and at no cost to you.


With its intuitive design and experience and variety of support options, TurboTax is in many ways the standard for the do-it-yourself tax-prep industry. TurboTax makes it easy for first-time or inexperienced tax filers to get started. A software of convenience!

H&R Block

H&R Block’s modern and easy-to-understand package makes life easier for every tax payer. It’s a solid competitor against TurboTax — especially if you want remote access to a human tax pro.


TaxSlayer is generally best for taxpayers with relatively simple tax situations. TaxSlayer offers a wealth of features and tools to make tax preparation fast, easy and stress-free.

Credit Karma

Credit Karma Tax is always 100% free. It's $0 to file both state and federal tax returns. Even if you're taking deductions or credits, it won't cost you a penny, ever.

Tax Act

TaxAct is less well-known among tax software providers, but it offers quality online software that generally costs far less than TurboTax or H&R Block. 100% accuracy guaranteed on returns and refunds.

Taxpayers who have an adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $72,000 (total income less certain deductions) may qualify for the IRS Free File Program, a partnership with the IRS and online tax software providers. These providers include 1040Now Corp,, FileYourTaxes, Free Tax Return, Intuit, OnLineTaxes, TaxHawk

In addition to the IRS Free File Program, you may also qualify for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). This program provides free tax-preparation assistance to qualified taxpayers (Taxpayers who make $57,000 or less, have a disability or speak limited English).

E-filing is the way to go

Paperwork is a thing of the past. When you use a digital taxing solution, you’re merely filling a giant questionnaire with a few documents to attach, leaving absolutely no scope for mistakes and amendments. Once you have everything ready to fill and submit, it will take you no longer than a few minutes to have your affairs in order. Make sure to file your taxes the right way well before the deadline.

Make the most of Reconcile’s Tax checklist, It’s everything you will need to prep and file your taxes, efficiently and effectively.

The last date to file your taxes is April 15. You may request for an extension to pay your taxes, but don’t forget to file. Penalties, late fees and accumulating interest is no mean feat.

Tracking Made Easy

Tracking your tax refunds can be tedious and time-consuming. You can use Reconcile as your personal tax refund tracker, all you gotta do is ask! Reconcile will track the refunds for you and ensure you get them in full.

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