ProSeries Tax

RATING:

4.0

(156)

About ProSeries Tax

Intuit ProSeries Tax is cloud-based tax software designed to help accounting firms manage their tax practice. The solution helps accountants prepare returns, file e-forms, track tax filing errors through diagnostic tools. It also enables them to monitor status and validate return data before it is e-filed with the IRS or state tax department. With secure and scalable access to data from anywhere at any time, ProSeries Tax automates routine tasks during tax season and improves efficiency in daily operations throughout the year. Intuit ProSeries Tax is designed to help accounting firms prepare returns, file e-forms, and track tax filing errors. Features include multi-user access, e-signature, status tracking, multi-year e-filing, encrypted PDF files, and data import.

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ProSeries Tax Reviews

Overall Rating

4.0

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

3.5

Value for money

3.5

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for ProSeries Tax

1 - 5 of 156 Reviews

Anonymous

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2018

Intuit's ProSeries cannot be beaten in the tax industry, there's reason they are the gold standard

The benefits from this software are many. The first one that springs to my mind that is unique in the tax field, is the jump back ability. If you know where something is supposed to flow to the tax return, you can right click on that field and have it take you to where you input that information in. On more complex issues it might only take you to the general area to fill in.

PROS

The thing I like most about this software is the fact I can easily over ride any specific tax issue, and reporting issues that need to be fixed is not that difficult at all, and Intuit responds quickly to fix those issues.

CONS

The thing I like least about this software is the price - it is definitely not cheap, but the increase of productivity is definitely worth the price.

Linda

Accounting, 1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2018

I've been using ProSeries for 10+ years... and I have foreign clients....

If you have foreign-based tax clients, or domestic clients with foreign earned income, Proseries works flawlessly. If you prefer a forms-based software, Proseries is the best, with little-to-no jumping around to various screens.

PROS

- Input: It works well as forms-based, unlike other "forms-based input" programs who have a pop-up window saying, "you can't information here, go to the ....". Proseries has worksheets built into the actual forms (Schedule B, C, etc.) - Very easy to work with. - Foreign: Works well with Preparers who have a foreign address (me) AND Clients with foreign addresses (all my clients). Whoever wrote that it won't, well, they don't know what they are talking about. Foreign income flows to the 1040 simply by checking a box, rather than having to fill out a "substitute W-2" like most other tax software. - No need to fill out a 1099 for interest or dividend income, like most other software. Proseries has a simple worksheet within the schedule B form. (Foreign clients do not receive US government forms like the 1099s or W-2s.) - ProSeries works extremely well for professionals who understand tax. (I can't speak for newbies who have no idea what form goes with what income/expense/etc., and don't really understand how everything flows to the actual return.) - Foreign Reporting: FBAR. E-filing of the Form 114 (FBAR) is within each tax client and is e-filed with the 1040 and states. All returns, including states and the FBAR are in the homebase and in the e-file center. Easy!

CONS

- PRICE! - The Online version is not as good as the desktop version. Pity. - Small complaint: The Form 1116 explanation isn't self-populating (Foreign Tax reduction). - Small complaint: Not being able to open more than one return at a time, such as when working with 8615 or an 8854 (dual status return/statement). - Small complaint: Form 8938 not populating Treasury form 114 (FBAR) or vice versa.

Zach

Accounting, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

1

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

1

Reviewed March 2021

ANY SOFTWARE IS BETTER THAN THIS

The biggest thing to consider is that Intuit just releases this product each year without any incentive or reason to make it better. I'm sure you've seen all their TurboTax and QuickBooks commercials and advertising. Those are the products they care about. Not a thing has been added or changed in the last 10 years, but the price has. Why would you give money to a company that doesn't care about the product they sell to you? Intuit doesn't even have any customer service. It's asinine. You don't have anywhere to go for a solution which is huge for tax filing software. We now use Drake for, I kid you not, less than a 1/4 of the cost. IT IS ASTRONOMICALLY BETTER. Even if it wasn't, at least we saved money for a similar product. Drake has a live US person to answer the phone M-F 8AM to 10PM and 8AM to 6PM on Saturdays. The hold time is very quick so you're not stuck on the line waiting. Say you don't have ProSeries up on your computer yet...expect to wait at least 5 minutes before you're in a return looking at what you need. I had clients call me up with a question and I'd have to wait that long just to be able to look at their return. Drake pops up soon as you click the icon. ProSeries for whatever reason does not automatically update so sometimes you get to wait 1/2 hour for an update you had no idea was coming. Intuit only cares about their new theme of pushing tax software and accounting software to everyday people and even on those products, they have terrible support.

PROS

The one thing I do like about the software is that it allows you to jump to errors or fields and forms that need completed.

CONS

This is endless so I will just list as many as I can quickly. By far the worst is support. Intuit literally has a community where we answer each other's questions instead of them offering support so there is no support. It's ridiculous considering the cost. The forms and letters feature is horrible. If it doesn't come out right, forget about trying to fix it. Fields that calculate a number automatically, but there's no source link or info on how it's calculated. You must update before you try to e-file but you don't know there is an update until you e-file. The interface and features are NEVER updated. Doesn't support e-filing all forms. Takes a mind-boggling amount of time to open up the program and each return. Has frequent crashes. Has no form to aid reviewers. Printing takes forever. Honestly, the list is endless. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

Reasons for switching to ProSeries Tax

Paying way too much for way too little

Sarah

Accounting, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed May 2018

Smooth Sailing

I mentioned earlier that the Customer Service was very helpful and they always resolved my issue when I had to call in. I also really enjoyed the fact that if you had only purchased the Unlimited 1040 returns, as I had, it was very simple to add on the 1120S returns and 1065 returns for S-Corporations and Partnership returns. My firm prepares a variety of business returns and individual returns so being able to add the capability of each return type was definitely a plus for me! I would recommend this software for those Accountants who are just starting out and might not know how many tax returns they will be preparing at first or even what types of tax returns they will be preparing. Intuit was happy to help figure out the best value for my situation.

PROS

This product is very easy to maneuver and move around and within. I came from a background using a different tax software, but was recommended by a colleague to purchase ProSeries for the cost benefit. I was impressed that the software was able to handle the workload over this recent tax season (400+ tax returns) I was also impressed that it was very easy to work with Customer Support on an issue and also to add different Tax Return types within your software program. It was very simple to add on 990 returns for Non-Profit Organizations when I had initially only purchased unlimited 1040 returns.

CONS

One of the things I did not care for with the ProSeries software was the lack of "background" inputting for the return information. The software is more "Form" based and does not provide an in depth separate place/area for inputting the return information. It was not hard to get used to this, but I guess comparing ProSeries to other software, I sort of missed the additional background level where the information is input first.

Peter

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2018

Great mid-size tax firm software

PROS

Features: The Where do I enter button is great. Easy to find almost anything this way Usability: For the intermediate to advanced user - not the lay person that doesn't understand taxes. Cust Service: For 2017 they have taken AWAY and invaluable resource: Online chat support. We have had to spend hours on the phone waiting for support instead of simply doing the chat which is WAY better.

CONS

The automatic log out is a pain. If you have over 30 minutes of inactivity you are logged out and this is a security feature - I get that - but it sure is a pain during tax season when you need it at your finger tips. Also, even though they FINALLY updated the 2017 software with the "Transfer" files to be spaced out, you still CANNOT simply type in the person's last name to find the prior year file. You can ONLY type the first letter of the last name. This is lame and there is absolutely no excuse for this in 2018.