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Tax Return Software Small practice

I have used FTax for a dozen years but their new price list would see my costs rise by 80%.

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The new price structure from FTax gives a price for a few returns or unlimited, but at nearly twice the price I previously paid for about 50 returns of each type.

Any suggestions for alternatives for SA100, SA800, CT600 and CT900?

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By Crouchy
02nd Apr 2021 09:01

Taxfiler is all you need, despite Iris price increases its really well priced

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By NH
02nd Apr 2021 09:24

taxfiler, best for the price atm

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By pauld
02nd Apr 2021 10:13

I wouldn't give Iris the time of day - very unfair terms and conditions - constant price hikes - the pandemic of the software world.

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By SteveOH
02nd Apr 2021 11:04

Even though TaxFiler has been taken over by IRIS, and there has been a price hike, it is still, in my view, fantastic value for money for a small practice. Compare their prices and see what you think.

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By lionofludesch
02nd Apr 2021 11:10

Even though I've just cancelled my subscription, Taxfiler would get my vote.

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By mikeyban
02nd Apr 2021 21:46

Hi...whilst you have given up your software I hope you will continue contributing... you have occasionally irritated me but hey ho so does my wife... it must be love love love... can you hear Madness? Have you thought of offering consultancy?

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
05th Apr 2021 15:41

You're having some random thoughts there, Mikey. Best put out that spliff and go mow the lawn!

I'm staying with FTax, despite their price hike.

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By lionofludesch
05th Apr 2021 15:49

mikeyban wrote:

Hi...whilst you have given up your software I hope you will continue contributing... you have occasionally irritated me but hey ho so does my wife... it must be love love love... can you hear Madness? Have you thought of offering consultancy?

I doubt if I'll disappear completely.

I'll just be even less relevant.

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By tltodman
02nd Apr 2021 11:21

Haven't tried taxfiler to comment but I use absolute's TopUpTax - £5 per return for any mix of returns, which was the cheapest for my client work and their support is prompt and reliable too

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By carnmores
04th Apr 2021 20:58

I used top up in the past when I was using absolute, I liked it sort of

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By NH
04th Apr 2021 21:07

I used Absolute before TF, before that we used PTP for a number of years, price has always been the main driver to be honest, we had an absolutely hilarious quote from Iris once, at the time we were paying approx 1k a year to PTP , iris quoted 19k, no kidding

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By DaveyJonesLocker
02nd Apr 2021 12:13

Taxcalc for me as constantly being developed and I don't trust IRIS with Taxfiler given their history with takeovers.

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By tracyannw
02nd Apr 2021 13:17

Another vote for TaxFiler here.

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By mikeyban
02nd Apr 2021 14:32

It’s a shame as I really like FTAX.... it’s a really good product....I would suggest you contact them... The trouble is you like what you like... I think they have made a mistake with their pricing structure for agents but if enough people tell them that they can receive feedback...

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By GR
02nd Apr 2021 16:32

I am with BTC (which is good) but I think Tax Calc have better pricing for 50 returns.

Although from reading the other posts it looks like Tax Filer is the winner.

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By Lee11_1989
02nd Apr 2021 16:59

TaxCalc for me. User friendly and a reasonable price. Pretty good customer service too.

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By Red Leader
05th Apr 2021 11:38

Yes, I've found the Taxcalc support staff very responsive.

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By Slim
05th Apr 2021 15:21

It's all the bloody extras though

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By Red Leader
05th Apr 2021 18:54

I don't think I pay for any.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
05th Apr 2021 17:58

I started with TaxCalc 7 years ago and have been really happy - never even considered moving.

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By Beach Accountancy
08th Apr 2021 10:25

Taxcalc for me. I used PTP (Iris) in industry, but couldn't afford it when I had to pay for it myself in practice. Esigner, although expensive for low volumes, has made getting signed accounts and returns back so much easier.

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By Hazel Accounts
08th Apr 2021 10:59

Another vote for Taxfiler - I like the fact you can file all types of return - I have a couple of simple trusts and a handful of partnerships (on top of the usual SA100s + CT600s) and most of the other providers seem to charge disproportionately for those.

I also actually find it fairly easy to use and like the tax calculation reports etc it produces.

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By Software Seeker
08th Apr 2021 12:27

Another vote for taxfiler, although I hope they/IRIS aren't reading this and decide to increase their prices because the think people like it enough to absorb the price hikes. Willing to pull the trigger on TaxCalc if that happens (already use for their AML module, so am already familiar with their user interface).

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By BigBadWolf
08th Apr 2021 15:00

TaxCalc gets my vote! Easy to use and decently priced.

I was tempted by Taxfiler once Iris took them over that ruled them out.

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