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La Jolla, CA 92038-8432
phone: (858) 454-0121
e-mail: support@howardsoft.com
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Please read "Important Information about Ordering" and, if you're a paid preparer, Why e-file?, below.


To access the Secure secure Order Forms, click the appropriate button below. After you complete the Order Form, you'll see two buttons at the bottom of the form:

  • Send:  Click the Send button and you're done. Your encrypted order is sent to us over the Internet. It's secure and it's automatic! Or...
  • Print:  Click the Print button and a paper copy will be printed for you to fax or mail to us.

We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card. We accept all major credit cards for on-line orders.

Click here for

Order Form
for Tax Preparer

for ordering Tax Preparer software
for the upcoming filing season

Now compatible with 64-bit Windows 8 and 8.1

Click here to order Tax Preparer products for the 2014 filing season (to prepare amended returns for tax year 2013)


Click here to order Tax Preparer products for the 2013 filing season (to prepare amended returns for tax year 2012).

Why e-file?

Many paid tax preparers are now required to e-file, as we explain in our Summer/Fall 2011 issue of HowardNews. However, even if you aren't required to e-file, there are plenty of other reasons to do so:

  • Improved accuracy and compliance. IRS checks return for errors and compliance before it is accepted for filing, so you can correct it before you file it, minimizing embarassing IRS notices to clients.
  • Proof of filing date and time. IRS acknowledges every transmission, and first transmission of return counts as filing time even when return isn't accepted for filing until days later. No more postmarks required.
  • Proof of receipt by IRS. IRS sends acknowledgement once return passes their checks, giving proof of receipt and acceptance. No more 'lost' returns.
  • Faster refunds. Eliminates manual handling of paper returns, so return is processed immediately once accepted for e-file.
  • Increased customer base. Heavy IRS marketing of e-file causes customers to look for e-file providers, so you'll keep old clients and get new ones.
  • Minimized learning time during tax season. Learn now to avoid critical delays later. It's easy with Tax Preparer, but learning the interface with the IRS can take some time.

And HowardSoft's uniquely personal customer service is always there to help you learn the e-file process and correct any rejected returns.