2013 Review of American Riviera Software Corp. – Magtax Professional W-2/1099

Best Fit: Firms managing year-end wage and information reporting and filing for multiple business clients.

What’s New:

  • eVerify in Professional Edition
  • Separate screens for each form
  • Enhanced user interface for Professional Edition
  • Enhanced e-filing process
  • Extension e-filing in Professional Edition


  • Unlimited forms
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Support for various file formats
  • Prior year form printing and e-filing in Professional Edition

Potential Limitations:

  • Does not offer after-the-fact payroll
  • No built-in invoicing functionality
  • Portals not available

Summary & Pricing
Magtax offers two-way integration with QuickBooks and the ability to import and export data in various formats. There are no additional fees for e-filing and the software supports printing on both plain paper and pre-printed forms. The Magtax Professional Edition costs $299 for a five-user license, with upgrades costing $159. The Standard Edition is $199 for a single-user license and upgrades cost $109.