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Tax Preparation Software Developers - Industry Market Research Report


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Tax Preparation Software Developers

Operators that provide tax services typically generate a steady flow of revenue due to the necessary nature of filing taxes. However, a growing share of consumers and businesses are opting to file their taxes through software as they become attracted by online offerings. This has accelerated industry demand over the past five years, and enabled the industry to outpace growth for other tax-filing services. The industry is expected to continue its upward trend, as revenue is set to rise over the five years to 2016. Revenue for the Tax Preparation Software Developers industry will continue to rise over the five years to 2021, albeit at a slower rate, as price-based competition limits gains.

This industry provides software, usually hosted online, that enables individuals to file federal and state tax returns. The software is designed to guide users through their tax returns step-by-step. Additionally, operators in the industry provide software for small businesses. This industry excludes tax preparation software used by professional accountants.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of households
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Intuit Inc. (US consumer tax preparation software) - financial performance*
    • Table H&R Block Inc. (US DIY segment) - financial performance**
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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