These SaaS solutions are also ideal for firms with multiple locations as it reduces the amount of IT staff and knowledge necessary to configure and maintain complicated server configurations. A couple of downsides to the current SaaS offerings are the heavy reliance on Internet Explorer and the inability to effectively access data through smartphone or tablet technology.
Each of the advanced tax workflow solutions reviewed offers powerful calculation capabilities and offers a number for tools to ensure returns are prepared as accurate as possible. Rich diagnostic feedback and assistance based on current IRS rules and historical statistics are available during review. Most vendors also offer a high-level research service that is directly accessible from within the software. These and many other tools are provided to help practitioners ensure client tax returns are prepared and filed accurately.