E-file Software Products

You can prepare and electronically file both your federal and state income tax returns by connecting to a software company website, if:

  1. You have a computer; and
  2. You have Internet access.

What You Need to Know:

Additional Information About Online Filing:

*When you e-file and claim certain credits (for example, the homestead credit), you must send documents to verify the credit claimed. The Form W-RA lists what credits need additional documentation and it gives the needed documents.

If you need to send additional documents to verify a credit that you claimed, they should be sent within 48 hours of e-filing and you can either:

Approved Vendor List

These vendors are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). Their software products have been tested to ensure DOR can receive and process the tax return; however, DOR does not guarantee any aspect of the software, its features or performance. Please make sure the software vendor company supports all of the forms and schedules you need to electronically file your individual income tax return.

Product Name/CompanyWeb AddressWisconsin Forms Supported
1040.com
(Drake Software)
1040.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
1040Now
(Lamson Tech)
1040now.netForm 1*, Form 1 w/H*, Form 1NPR*, Form 1-ES*
ATX
(CCH, Small Firm Services)
wolterskluwer.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES
Blockworks
(H & R Block Inc)
hrblock.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
CCH ProSystemfx
(CCH Incorporated)
wolterskluwer.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
Credit Karma Tax
(Credit Karma Tax Inc)
creditkarma.com/taxForm 1, Form 1 w/H
Crosslink
(Petz Enterprises, Inc.)
crosslinktax.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
CrossLink Online
(Petz Enterprises, Inc.)
petzent.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
DIY Free Tax
(LTS Software Inc)
freetax.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Schedule H
Drake 18
(Drake Software)
drakesoftware.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Schedule H
eSmart Tax
(LTS Software Inc)
esmarttax.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Schedule H
eSmart Tax FFA
(LTS Software Inc)
esmarttax.com/ffa/Form 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Schedule H
Express1040
(TaxHawk, Inc)
express1040.comForm 1, Form 1/w H, Form 1NPR
ezTaxReturn.com
(exTaxReturn.com LLC)
eztaxreturn.comForm 1
FileYourTaxes.com
(Taluy California Corporation)
fileyourtaxes.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
GoSystem Tax RS
(Thomson Reuters)
tax.thomsonreuters.com/us/en/cs-professional-suite/gosystem-tax-rsForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES
H & R Block at Home Online
(H&R Block Inc)
hrblock.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
H & R Tax Software
(H&R Block Inc)
hrblock.comForm 1, Form 1NPR
Lacerte
(Intuit Inc)
accountants.intuit.com/tax/lacerteForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES
Liberty Online
(LTS Software Inc)
libertytax.com/onlineForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Schedule H
LibTax
(LTS Software Inc)
libertytax.com/Form 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Schedule H
MAXBACK
(E File Tax Returns Inc)
e-file-tax-returns.org/Form 1*
MyTAXPrepOffice
(Advanced Tax Solutions, LLC)
mytaxprepoffice.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES, Standalone H
OLT.com
(On-Line Taxes, Inc)
olt.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES, Standalone H
OLT Desktop
(On-Line Taxes, Inc)
olt.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES, Standalone H
OLTPro Desktop
(On-Line Taxes, Inc)
oltpro.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES, Standalone H
OLTPro Web
(On-Line Taxes, Inc)
oltpro.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES, Standalone H
ONESOURCE Income Tax
(Thomson Reuters)
tax.thomsonreuters.com/us/en/onesource/corporate-income-taxForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES
Phoneix
(LTS Software Inc)
libertytax.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Standalone H
ProConnect Tax Online
(Intuit Inc)
proconnect.intuit.com/tax-onlineForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES
ProFiler
(Jackson Hewitt Technology Services LLC)
JacksonHewitt.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
ProSeries
(Intuit)
proseries.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
ProTaxPro
(Taluy California Corporation)
protaxpro.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
Softax 18
(Softax)
softax-inc.com/Form 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
TaxACT
(TaxAct, Inc)
taxact.comForm 1, Form 1NPR
Tax Hawk
(TaxHawk, Inc)
taxhawk.comForm 1, Form 1/w H, Form 1NPR
TaxSlayer Online
(TaxSlayer, LLC)
taxslayer.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
TaxSlayer Pro
(TaxSlayer, LLC)
taxslayerpro.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
TaxWise
(CCH Small Firm Services)
cchsfs.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form 1-ES
TurboTax
(Intuit, Inc)
turbotax.intuit.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
TurboTax Professional
(Intuit, Inc)
turbotax.intuit.comForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR
UltraTax CS
(Thomson Reuters)
tax.thomsonreuters.com/us/en/cs-professional-suite/ultratax-csForm 1, Form 1 w/H, Form 1NPR, Form X-NOL
Wintax
(Taxware Systems, Inc)
taxwaresystems.com/Form 1, Form 1NPR
  * Testing in progress

Benefits of Electronic Filing

  • Online or electronic filing offers a number of benefits including speed, accuracy, and conveni
  • ence.
  • You receive confirmation that the Wisconsin Department of Revenue has received your tax returns.
  • You may initiate an electronic payment at the same time you transmit your return.
  • Amended returns are accepted electronically by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

For more information about vendor products, security, pricing, features, technical support, and other aspects, visit their websites or contact them by phone. It's worth repeating: these products differ in price and features. Look at the total package; investigate all your options.

March 12, 2019