Jackson Hewitt’s contribution to tax software will cost you a little less than H&R Block and TurboTax, and you’ll get a really efficient and extensive wizard in return—a feature that walks you through a series of questions then spits out a completed tax return based on your answers.
Jackson Hewitt Premium can handle complex tax situations, although you can’t count on explanatory popups to tell you why it’s done what it’s done, at least not in every situation. There are help topic links, however, as well as readily available links for live support, something most other tax software developers don’t offer. Then again, Jackson Hewitt has more than 6,000 brick-and-mortar locations, so the company is really positioned to offer this service. And it offers a refund advance up to $3,200.