Taxpayers and tax preparers: the software providers listed below are approved for:
The software developer, distributor and user are responsible for how data are gathered and processed through the software programs. Questions about a provider's products should be directed to the provider.
DISCLAIMER: Software providers are listed in alphabetical order and are not affiliated with the state of Texas. The Comptroller's office does not endorse any software company, its products or services.
Amended returns must be submitted on printed forms and not electronically through your software. Software from a 2020 approved provider will print the word AMENDED on each form. If it does not, type or print the phrase “Amended Report.” Send the report with a letter of explanation and all enclosures necessary to support the amendment to:Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
If the amended report is a request for refund, see the requirements.
If the taxpayer is required to make franchise tax payments using TEXNET, the payment cannot be submitted through vendor software. TEXNET mandatory accounts are required to submit electronic payments through the TEXNET system.
The Comptroller's office must approve substitute Texas Franchise Tax forms created by third-party vendors (computerized tax processors, commercial printers, software producers, payroll and other companies or individuals).
Our automated system cannot process substitute tax forms and schedules that are generated using unapproved software. Customers who submit forms from an unapproved company may be required to resubmit approved forms.
The Comptroller's office grants approval based on the type of submission:
For comments or questions about the paper filing process, email us at Substitute.Forms@cpa.texas.gov.
The Comptroller's office gave software providers an opportunity to add electronic submission and rapid error processing for 2020 reporting. The approved providers designed software to meet all current business rules and requirements.
Preparers can successfully submit a submission to their software provider, but that does not mean it has successfully processed through the Comptroller's office. If the submission is not successfully processed, the Comptroller's office will notify the software provider. It is the responsibility of tax preparers to monitor their submissions through their software providers for any returned error messages.
Electronic Submission Feature Helps Preparers:
Last Update: Jan. 02, 2020
2020 Software Providers will be published upon completion of the approval process.
Tax Forms Software - Printing Requirements
Last Update: Jan. 22, 2020
|Provider Company Name||Software Package||Report Years Supported by Software||Provider ID||Approved Version Number|
|CORPTAX, Inc.||CORPTAX||2008 - 2020||1023||Ver. 11.0|
|CrossLink Professional Tax Solutions, LLC||CrossLink||2008 - 2020||1037||Ver. 11.0|
|Drake Software||Drake Software||2012 - 2020||1024||Ver. 11.0|
|HRB Development, LLC||BlockWorks||2011 - 2020||2029||Ver. 11.0|
|Intuit||Lacerte||2008 - 2020||1032||Ver. 11.0|
|Intuit||ProConnect Tax Online||2008 - 2020||7011||Ver. 11.0|
|Intuit||ProSeries||2008 - 2020||1030||Ver. 11.0|
|Intuit||TTBiz||2008 - 2020||7010||Ver. 11.0|
|On-Line Taxes, Inc.||OLTPro Desktop and OLTPro Web||2008 - 2020||1211||Ver. 11.0|
|STF Services Corporation||SuperForm||2008 - 2020||1039||Ver. 11.0|
|TaxAct, Inc.||TaxAct||2011 - 2020||1064||Ver. 11.0|
|TaxSlayer||TaxSlayer Pro||2008 - 2020||1038||Ver. 11.0|
|Thomson Reuters (Tax & Accounting), Inc.||e-Form||2008 - 2020||1062||Ver. 11.0|
|Universal Tax Systems||ATX||2008 - 2020||1833||Ver. 11.0|
|Universal Tax Systems||TaxWise||2008 - 2020||1045||Ver. 11.0|
|Wolters Kluwer||CCH ProSystem fx||2008 - 2020||1019||Ver. 11.0|
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