CCH Axcess vs. Intuit Lacerte

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CCH Axcess
Score 5.7 out of 10
N/A
Wolters Kluwer offers CCH Axcess, a modular cloud-based tax preparation, compliance, and workflow management solution.N/A
Intuit Lacerte
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Intuit Lacerte is an Income Tax Compliance system, providing forms, tax planning support, as well as document management and document storage.
$400
Pricing
CCH AxcessIntuit Lacerte
Editions & Modules
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Lacerte REP (Fast Path Only)
$400
Lacerte 200 - Federal 1040
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Lacerte Unlimited Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CCH AxcessIntuit Lacerte
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
CCH AxcessIntuit Lacerte
Type of tax
Comparison of Type of tax features of Product A and Product B
CCH Axcess
-
Ratings
Intuit Lacerte
8.5
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Sales and Use Taxes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cross-border Taxes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
VAT / GST Taxes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Energy and Fuel Taxes00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Tax Reporting & Compliance
Comparison of Tax Reporting & Compliance features of Product A and Product B
CCH Axcess
-
Ratings
Intuit Lacerte
9.7
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Geolocation for Tax Assessment00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
3rd-Party Software Integrations00 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Tax Data Reporting00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Compliance Administration Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Tax Exemption Processing00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Tax Document Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Complex Tax Scenario Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
CCH AxcessIntuit Lacerte
Likelihood to Recommend
1.4
(5 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CCH AxcessIntuit Lacerte
Likelihood to Recommend
Wolters Kluwer
If you have a pro that uses the software then you should be fine. If you are using the software and need any support from THEIR customer support people or dedicated rep, be prepared to be frustrated! Horrible Customer Service but it is due to Wolters Kluwer not caring and purchasing various tax products but not having the ethics to make sure they are properly trained or overwhelmed
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Intuit
This software is great for a tax preparer that wants the whole package from organizers to customer returns with letters and invoices. This is the best software with everything combined together. For new tax preparers looking for expensive software and are willing to some items (invoices) organizers, scheduling) through other means, Intuit Lacerte might be too expensive. But once the practice grows the time saved having all the “bells and whistles “ is worth every penny!
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Pros
Wolters Kluwer
  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • Knowledge
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Intuit
  • K-1 transfer capability
  • Supports more than 5,700 tax forms - federal and all state forms
  • Year-round e-filing
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Cons
Wolters Kluwer
  • Billing issues.
  • Customer service.
  • Deceptive information provided when placing order. Then turn around and said that’s not right.
  • Ability to listen to customers.
  • Sales rep doesn’t know what client ordered.
  • Reps who don’t care.
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Intuit
  • Technical glitches
  • Frequent software updates
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Support Rating
Wolters Kluwer
No answers on this topic
Intuit
Lacerte customer service has been great. They are very knowledgeable about the product and can help resolve problems quickly.
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Alternatives Considered
Wolters Kluwer
Customer service is horrible for Axcess and getting bad for ATX. Wolters Kluwer has purchased these software products
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Intuit
I’ve heard other tax preparers talk about their software and their likes and dislikes. When I offer to show them Intuit Lacerte most are blown away by what it does. One preparer used ProConnrct online tax (also by Intuit), and she loves how easy Intuit Lacerteis to use. She said having live support (not chat) to actually be able to show issues and work through them was great. Both programs use the same calculations, but the extras (trial balance, organizers with prior year data, invoicing, scheduling, filters, etc) are what makes Intuit Lacerte the best!
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Return on Investment
Wolters Kluwer
No answers on this topic
Intuit
  • Able to process client requirements faster
  • Docusign feature a big plus
  • Lacerte Diamond Passport fees is highly priced at 17.5K USD + fastpath additional per user. They could consider to bring down the cost so that it works out lucratively.
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