Third-Party Software for Partnership and Economic Development Surcharge Tax e-File Returns

Overview

Business taxpayers have the option of purchasing and using third-party software to prepare and electronically file and pay their Partnership and Economic Development Surcharge tax returns. While the Wisconsin Department of Revenue does not charge for electronic filing of tax returns, third-party vendors typically charge a fee for their software products and services. These products vary in price and features. Filers should keep in mind:

Approved Vendor List

These sites are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). Their software products have been tested to ensure their reliability and value; however, DOR does not guarantee any aspect of the software, its features or performance. The private software vendor companies and websites are not contractually associated with DOR. Please make sure the software vendor company supports all of the forms and schedules you need to electronically file your corporation franchise or income tax return.

Product Name/Company Web Address Wisconsin Forms Supported
2nd Story/TaxACT
Telephone (800) 573-4287
www.taxact.com/prep Form 3
Corptax
Telephone (800) 966-1639
www.corptax.com Form 3, 1CNP, PW-1
CCH ProSystem fx
Telephone (800) 739-9998
http://cch.com Forms 3, 1CNP, PW‑1
CS Professional Suite-UltraTax CS
Thomson Creative Solutions
Telephone (800) 968-8900
http://cs.thomsonreuters.com Forms 3, 1CNP, PW‑1
Drake
Telephone (800) 890-9500
www.drakesoftware.com Form 3
Lacerte
Telephone (800) 765-7777
www.lacertesoftware.com Form 3
Intuit ProSeries
Telephone (800) 945-2820
www.proseries.com Form 3
TaxSimple, A Division of Thomson Reuters www.taxsimple.com Form 3
TaxSlayer Pro
Telephone (888) 420-1040
http://taxslayerpro.com Form 3
TaxWise
Telephone (866) 345-4171
http://taxwise.com Form 3
TaxWorks
Telephone (800) 230-2322
http://www.taxworks.com Forms 3, 1CNP, PW‑1
Thomson Reuters GoSystem Tax RS
Telephone (800) 968-8900
http://cs.thomsonreuters.com/gosystem
www.onesource.thomsonreuters.com
Forms 3, 1CNP, PW‑1
TurboTax www.turbotax.com Form 3
Vertex*
Telephone (800) 635-1120
http://www.vertexinc.com Form 3, 1CNP, PW‑1

*Plans to support Form 3 for 2011 tax year.

Benefits of Electronic Filing

For more information about vendor products, security, pricing, features, technical support, and other aspects, visit their websites or contact them by phone. It's worth repeating: these products differ in price and features. Look at the total package; investigate all your options.

September 14, 2012