Microsoft gets tax software on its Windows operating system
Microsoft got tax software for its Windows software for free, and it’s only for three months.
The company said on its website Wednesday that it is offering tax software in a package that will include Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for Windows, Office for Mac and Office 365.
It’s the same software that is available for free through a partnership with Microsoft that has been in place for years.
The software, called “TaxSense,” is free for existing users and includes a “Tax ID” and “Taxpayer ID” that will help customers track their tax liability.
Microsoft also plans to distribute software to those who buy the software through its online portal and will also provide it for those who sign up through the Microsoft Pay app, Microsoft said.
Microsoft’s free tax software includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and a few other Microsoft products, the company said.
The software is available through the free Microsoft Office 365 service.
It was not immediately clear whether Microsoft plans to offer the tax software to people who buy it through Microsoft Pay, which will charge a $99 annual fee.
That service is offered in about 30 countries and costs $9.99 per year.
Microsoft said the software includes a number of features that will not be available in other tax software packages, including the ability to pay electronically and to view tax payments for a range of financial institutions.
The tax software is free, but it will cost $99 for current users and $199 for those with a Microsoft account, the Microsoft site said.