Jackson Hewitt review: A straightforward way to file taxes online or with a pro if you don’t qualify for free filing

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Jackson Hewitt offers a good online do-it-yourself tax service for a flat rate of $49 for federal and state returns.
For a higher price, you can hand off your documents to a tax pro online or in an office.
But, if you have a simple tax situation with W-2 income or unemployment income, there are free options elsewhere.
See Personal Finance Insider’s picks for the best tax software »

Taxes can get overwhelming, fast. 

If you don’t qualify for free filing and you’re looking for a simple way to prepare your return at an affordable price,  Jackson Hewitt might be a good fit.

Jackson Hewitt’s DIY online package is relatively new, but a worthy competitor to household names like TaxAct, TaxSlayer, H&R Block, and TurboTax. And its full-service expert filing package is flexible, with options to work with a tax professional in person or online.

Here’s a look at how Jackson Hewitt works, how much it costs, and who it’s best for.

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Editor’s rating
 4.1 / 5

Review summary

Jackson Hewitt provides a streamlined online filing experience for a low flat rate, as well as reasonably priced full-service expert options. The biggest drawbacks are the lack of a $0 plan and features for quick data entry.

Cost of DIY filing

$25

+$24 for unlimited state returns

Details

Simple and uncluttered user interface
Unlimited state returns for one price
Option to hire a tax pro
No free package

Who should use Jackson Hewitt?

Jackson Hewitt is a good fit for someone who doesn’t qualify for free federal filing and wants a straightforward and approachable online service for preparing a tax return.  

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