Discussion:Lacerte vs. Intuit Tax Online

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Lrichards (talk|edits) said:

27 November 2013
I have used Lacerte for a long, long time. One year I tried Pro-Series and wanted to blow my brains out it was so screwy. I went immediately back to Lacerte, at least I know how to use it, the pricey beast! I am thinking about moving to Intuit Tax Online (ITO) as my practice is expanding, but am bogged down in pros and cons. ha (and the usual fear of change). Is anyone else considering moving from Lacerte to Intuit Tax Online and would you be willing to share your insights? One feature I like is the Refund Loan Option in ITO.

NewYorkEA (talk|edits) said:

November 27, 2013
This link provides a good comparison between all the Intuit products:

http://accountants.intuit.com/support/tax/online/document.jsp?product=online&id=GEN83562

And here are a couple of Intuit Accountants Community discussions on this topic:

https://accountants-community.intuit.com/questions/786577-ito-vrs-lacerte https://accountants-community.intuit.com/questions/782285-lacerte-vs-intuit-tax-online

Note that they now have 2 versions of ITO- Pro and Plus. I have used Lacerte, Drake, ProSeries, TaxAct, and UltraTax in the past. I started using ITO for 2012 returns, switched from UltraTax. The main features I missed were K1 import, custom letters, and invoicing. However, I absolutely loved the cloud software/storage, the mobile app, the pricing, and the overall flow/input. I can't imagine going back to traditional desktop installed software now. I was also concerned at first and was triple checking calculations, diagnostics, etc.- but I've been very impressed so far and it looks like Intuit is putting a lot of effort into enhancing ITO.

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