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“Things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler.” —Albert Einstein

PDQForms puts intelligence into familiar, paper-based tax forms, so you can file IRS and CA returns quickly and accurately. The intelligent forms do all the calculations. It’s simple—as opposed to the "wizard interview" style, which adds a layer of complexity requiring you to deal with not just IRS ambiguity but also interview question ambiguity.

The main tax forms—1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ—automatically calculate your tax using tax rates or tax tables, depending on your tax bracket. They also have built-in logic to calculate your deduction and the amount of your exemption.

Built-in imports and exports—invisible to the user—share basic information between forms so you only have to enter it once.

The PDQForms package takes many of the worksheets embedded in the instructions for the main forms and adds intelligence to them, too, to ease you over difficult spots in those forms.

PDQForms also contains extension forms for you to use in case you need to “punt.”

PDQForms supports printing, but not e-Filing; you’ll need to print and mail your returns. 

PDQForms provides real data security and privacy. You control your forms; they’re on your computer, not kept online somewhere, and you can access them any time you need to. You don’t have to worry about your return being “lost in the cloud.” No software vendor can access your return or, possibly, sell it to a third party claiming it's been “anonymized.” And you never have to worry about data breaches. 

If you live in California, we've got your state return covered! Most of the other tax packages try to upsell you on this.

PDQForms requires that you have macOS 10.13 High Sierra or macOS 10.14 Mojave installed on your Macintosh.

PDQForms 2017 is no longer available on the Mac App Store.

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