I'll be glad to handle this request for you. I own a business and so
am familiar with several of the more popular, well-supported
applications for the small business owner. I will note only features
for the 'basic' or smallest package for sake of convenience. For any
of the packages, feel free to request a clarification if you are
curious about features or prices of advanced packages. I also have
provided a 'unique feature' which highlights something unique or
interesting about a particular package.
Support Available: Subscription based
Tax Support: Yes
Unique Features: Online Edition, $19.95/mo (30 day free trial) - Get
your accounting done wherever you are with Anytime, Anywhere Access
PEACHTREE ACCOUNTING 2004
Support Available: 30 days free, then subscription based
Tax Support: Yes
I have used both of these products, and they both have advantages and
disadvantages. I personally prefer, would recommend and am most
familiar with Quickbooks, however, my tastes may be different from
I recommend downloading a trial version of each product, and then use
them side by side for a month, or even a week depending on the volume
of accounting you do, to see which you find easiest and most
convenient for your situation.
You can find a trial version of each product here:
Both products are designed around the small business, are customizable
to a degree and allow you to flag and export your tax-related
information during the tax season!
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask for
clarification, I'll be glad to readdress anything.
Clarification of Answer by
16 Feb 2004 16:25 PST
I have contacted both companies again, and found that Intuit, the
maker of QuickBooks, is also the maker of the famous tax program
'TurboTax'. In a conversation with a customer service rep from
Intuit, I was made aware that you are able to import all your
QuickBooks data into 'TurboTax for Business' and it will print the
forms you have requested and more.
You can get more information on TurboTax for Business at the following link:
Considering the popularity of both programs, I would recommend this
option, however, if you desire me to continue to look further, I can