Tax preparation solution vendor Drake Software is offering a new online tax prep solution, Drake Zero.

A Web application that is available with either multi-site licensing or pay-as-you-go return purchasing, Drake Zero requires only Internet access, a recent browser version, and Adobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible PDF viewer software.

Each return includes as many state returns as needed, as well as e-filing and printing. Pricing starts at $9.95 per return, making it possible to buy as many or few returns as are needed. Preparers can upload prior-year returns to be converted to Drake Zero, and are able to pull forward W-2s, dependents and other details each time they create a new return that has been converted by Drake Zero. All transmissions and communications are secured with industry-standard encryption and all returns are backed up.

The solution also makes it possible to offer clients multiple refund options, such as prepaid Visa cards, direct deposit or checks printed in the office. Drake Zero also features client status reports to track which returns are ready to e-file, have been accepted or need follow up.

For more information, visit the Drake Web site.