Electronic tax prep provider Orrtax Software Solutions has released its 2007 IntelliTax Program and Setup package for professional tax preparers.

The product handles individual and corporate, federal and state returns. It files tax returns electronically and processes bank products associated with income tax refunds.

The product comes in three flavors. IntelliTax Essentials is designed for professional tax preparers who only do federal 1040 and state individual returns. IntelliTax Expert is for preparers who work on both individual and business returns, usually within one office. IntelliTax Enterprise is aimed at tax professionals who need to manage multiple offices.

"This year we focused on a number of improvements to help target time-wasters in the tax office to make people more productive," said Brian Scheffer, product manager for Orrtax. "Throughout our program we've added little shortcuts to make things faster."

A new keyboard shortcut helps preparers reach a W-2 form faster. A filing options worksheet assists preparers in explaining their findings to taxpayers. The one-page form is distributed after the return is prepared.

"Our customers spend a lot of time explaining the different options for the filing and the cost associated with those," Scheffer said. "So what we've done is given them a worksheet that shows the taxpayer the key things they need to derive their decision, which is, 'When would I get my money?' and 'How much is it going to cost me?'"

For more information, go to www.orrtax.com.

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