Canadian tax preparation software for personal use

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A list of personal use Canadian income tax preparation software packages and Web applications. They are listed from cheapest to most expensive. Many allow users to submit returns using the CRA's NETFILE service while others allow users to print forms that may or may not be CRA approved or have a 2D barcode. 2D bar coded returns are scanned by the CRA while others are keyed.

Name
Owner
Platform
Approved Forms
2D Bar Coded
NetFile Certified
(tax years)
# of Returns
Not Counted
Price
Limitations
Freebies
StudioTax BHOK IT Windows Yes Yes Yes (2005 - 2008) 20 N/A Free Prov return for QC incl. but not supported N/A
UDoTaxes Eightside Windows Yes Yes Yes (2007 - 2009) 20 N/A Free No prov return for QC N/A
5dollartax LogicTax Web Yes No Yes (2007 - 2008 QC only) 20 N/A Free All prov returns supported for print, Netfile for fed and prov QC return only N/A
Taxman G. Thompson Windows Yes No No N/A N/A Free No prov return for QC N/A
MyTAX Peel Technologies Excel or OpenOffice No, but can be printed No No N/A N/A Free or $10 donation No NB, NL, NT, NU, PE, QC, SK, YT N/A
Futuretax FutureCA Windows Yes No Yes (2006 - 2008) 1
2
10
20
<25K not counted $5.99
$7.99
$9.99
$15.99
No prov return for QC <25K file for free
myTaxExpress Arcadia Windows Yes Yes Yes (2002 - 2008) 1
10
<25K not counted $6.99
$13.99
No prov return for QC None
Taxnic for Windows Taxnic Windows Yes No Yes (2008) 1
2
3-20
N/A $6.99
11.99
$16.99
No prov return for QC single<20K
family<25K
Taxnic.ca Taxnic Web Yes No Yes (2007-2008) 1
2
3-20
N/A $6.99
11.99
$16.99
No prov return for QC single<20K
family<25K
EachTax XInfo Web Yes Yes Yes (2005 - 2008) 1
+1
N/A $8.99
$3.99
No QC None
Tax Chopper Cutetax Web Yes Yes Yes (2002 - 2008) 1
2
5
15
<25K or 30K for couples not counted $9.98
$15.98
$19.98
$25.98
No prov return for QC <25K file for free,
<30K total for couples
AceTax FredSoft Web Yes No Yes (2003 - 2008) 1
2
N/A $8.99
$11.99
? Deduct $2 for repeat customer
<25K file for free
eTaxCanada Phanku Windows Yes No Yes (2005 - 2008) 1
2
5
N/A $8.99
$15.99
$24.99
No NT, NU, PE, QC, YT Students & <25K file for free
iFileTaxOnline iFileTaxOnline Web Yes ? Yes (2005 - 2008) 1
Family
N/A $9.89
$15.89
No QC <25K file for free
TaxFreeway Entropy Windows Yes Yes Yes (2002 - 2008) 20 N/A $9.95 No prov return for QC None
MBOTax MBOSoft Web Yes No Yes (2006-2007) 20 N/A $9.95 No QC <25K file for free, 50% off 2nd return
eTaxCanada Online Phanku Web Yes No Yes (2005 - 2008) 1
2
N/A $11.99
$19.99
No NT, NU, PE, QC, YT Students & <25K file for free
WebTax4U MacroNT Web Yes No Yes (2004 - 2008) 1
2+
N/A $12.99
$5.99
No prov return for QC
<20K file for free,
<20K total for families
TaxTron TaxTron Windows Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2008) 1
10
<30K not counted $12.99/$24.99  ? <30K file for free
QuickTax Standard Web Intuit Web Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2008) 1 N/A $14.99 Some N/A
Ufile.ca Dr Tax Software Web Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2008) 1
Family
N/A $15.95
$24.95
? <20K family income file for free
Ufile.ca-File for FREE!
Impôt Professionel Les Logiciels Marichênes Windows Yes No No 20 N/A $19.95  ? N/A
TaxFreeway for Mac Entropy Mac Yes Yes Yes (2002 - 2008) 20 N/A $19.95 No prov return for QC Deduct $5.00 for limited time
TaxTron for Mac TaxTron Mac Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2008) 1
10
<30K not counted $19.99/$39.99  ? <30K file for free
QuickTax Basic Intuit Windows Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2008) 8 <25K not counted $19.99 Several N/A
Ufile for Windows Dr Tax Software Windows Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2008) 8 (standard)
N/A $29.99
UFile Shop
 ?
QuickTax Platinum Web Intuit Web Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2008) 1 N/A $29.99 ? N/A
GenuTax GenuSource Windows Yes Yes Yes (2004 - 2008) 20 N/A $34.99 No prov return for QC Sub year software is free
QuickTax Standard Intuit Windows Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2008) 8 <25K not counted $39.99 Some N/A
H&R Block Premium Tax Software H&R Block Canada Windows Yes Yes Yes (2008) 16 N/A $39.99 Rare N/A
QuickTax Platinum Intuit Windows Yes Yes Yes (1999 - 2008) 8 <25K not counted $69.99 ? N/A

Please note that some of these products do not comply with the Government of Canada standard date format (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/clfs-nnsi/clfs-nnsi-3-eng.asp, paragraph 13.2).

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