January 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Federal Tax, Softwares, State Tax


FREE online tax preparation. No download. 1040Now Online Tax Prep and E-Filing is a breeze to use. E-Filing is only $14.95 for 1040-EZ and $19.95 for 1040-A and 1040 return. There will be no charge for our service until you e-file your tax return. E-Filing programs are available for all states. Free Online Support.

Supported Forms:
Federal Tax Forms Supported (Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ…)
State Tax Forms Supported (All States Plus DC)

Pricing Chart

  • 1040EZ – $14.95
  • 1040A – $19.95
  • 1040 (Long Form) – $19.95
  • State Tax Return – $17.95

FREE federal tax preparation & e-file if your AGI is $54,000 or less and you are age 72 or under and you live in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, or WV.

BBB Ratings

The BBB Ratings for 1040NOW is quite bad. My initial impression of their website is that it’s still got a long way to go to compete with the big boys such as TurboTax, H&R Block, or TaxAct. The User Interface is very primitive. It’s looks more like an outdated accounting entry system. There is no structured flow to the tax preparation process. The only upside is that they seem to support a very comprehensive list of federal tax forms.

One interesting thing I noticed about their pricing is that they charge $19.95 to restore tax return/user account deleted by user. What this tells me is that they actually do not delete any data from their system even if a users specifically asked them to. I am a little uncomfortable with that design, considering all of my private information (SSN, wage, employer,…) are contained in my tax return.

W2 Form
1040NOW W2

Schedule C
1040NOW W2

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