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I have used tax software for doing my taxes for over 10 years and have used all of them at different times. Of course, they are constantly "improving" them so experiences of a number of years ago may or may not be applicable now.
IMHO any of the applications in their most basic versions will do a fine job on a relatively simple return. Most of the differences in opinions come down to a personal preference or what someone is used to.
I have a slight preference for TaxCut because I found it to be a bit simpler to maneuver through the tax forms and inputs ,but, I will probably use TaxAct this year.
The premium versions seem to provide more background information, handholding, and links to additional information, but, don't really add to their ability to create correct tax forms. In some cases the premium editions will include e-file without additional cost so that may be a factor. Some or all of the application websites do have comparisons between the versions so you might check them to make sure you will not be missing something important using the basic version.

Bob
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