Cp As: Is There Life After Turbotax?

They're finding ways to replace revenues stolen by tax software

Until 1993, Duane Kent, a self-employed engineer from Boulder, Colo., would gather his checks and receipts like millions of other taxpayers, and march off to his friendly neighborhood certified public accountant to prepare his tax return. The following year, he started using TurboTax, a popular tax software package. Learning to use it was rough. But this year, he's confident he'll be able to punch out his 1040 in only two hours. "The tax return used to run me $300 in accounting fees," he says. "Now, it's $50 for the software, and I can do it myself."

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