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Tools to help you learn how to use Drake Tax software
New to Drake?
If you're considering Drake Tax as your tax preparation software, you may benefit from attending one of our Software Seminars. Our knowledgeable presenters give you an up-close look at Drake products and capabilities, and answer all your questions. Or visit Drake's booth at one of the many popular industry Trade Shows we'll be attending in 2021.
Register Your Demo
Register your demo – Registered users can practice e-filing test returns and access the Drake Support website for additional resources.
Download the demo – Just sign in with your EFIN and Drake password, provided in your registration confirmation e-mail.
Videos for Drake Newbies
View the Tour Drake Software video.
And be sure to check out all our online videos. Several are also available in Spanish.
More Learning Resources
- DrakeCPE – Online learning for tax pros, offering self-study, on-demand and Annual Filing Season Program courses.
- Drake e-Training Center – Additional training options and CE courses.
- Support.DrakeSoftware.com – Manage your Drake account, access online support resources, and get more information about bank and other partner programs (registration required).
If you need additional help, just call us at (800) 890-9500 or email Sales@DrakeSoftware.com.
Surveys and Reviews
See what your peers are saying about Drake Software, the tax preparation package known for customer service, affordability, and reliability.
- Drake Brochure (PDF)
- Evaluation Guide (PDF) – Complete exercises as you learn and take a final exam to earn 7 hours of CPE Credits.
- Dare to Compare (PDF) – See how Drake’s value compares to your current provider.
- Desk Reference (PDF) – Preseason checklist, tax law changes, plus all the latest rates and figures for the new tax year
- Demo Quick Start Guide (PDF) – Installation and setup, finding help in the program, opening returns, entering data, e-filing, viewing and printing returns, and more. Spanish version (PDF)
- Quick Reference Guide – Keyboard shortcuts for Drake Tax
- Drake User's Manual (PDF) – Your encyclopedic reference for Drake Tax
- Drake Tax System Requirements (PDF)