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American Riviera Software Corp. — Magtax Professional




2011 Overall Rating 4.75

Best Fit

Firms managing year-end compliance for multiple businesses, with built-in electronic filing for federal and supported states.


  • Comprehensive forms, reporting capabilities.
  • Output to various file formats.
  • Excellent QuickBooks integration.
  • Strong Help utility/assistive features.

Potential Limitations

  • No built-in invoicing functionality.
  • Does not provide 940-series forms.


Summary & Pricing

Magtax has strong, two-way integration with QuickBooks that enables users to easily pass data between the systems, including assigning of GL accounts to each recipient. Electronic filing is included, and the program provides a comprehensive collection of the most commonly used year-end forms. Pricing for the Professional version is $299 per year, with renewals costing $150, including all e-filing, laser printing and other features. The Standard version is $199, with renewals costing $100.

Product Delivery Methods

_X_ On-Premises

___ SaaS

_X_ Hosted by Vendor


Basic System Functions 4.75

Reporting 4.5

Import/Export Capabilities 4.5

Help/Support 5

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