On the other hand, H&R Block is the No. 1 player in the industry, with brick and mortar locations to assist customers with taxes in person, and it also has an online business.
"If you are looking for a way to play tax season, I say go with Intuit over H&R Block," Cramer said. (Tweet This)
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Cramer's decision came down to the fact that Intuit's small business division means that it makes money year round. H&R Block's business is almost entirely seasonal.
So, while H&R Block is the market share leader with 15 percent of the tax industry and Intuit's TurboTax business has only 8 percent, Cramer still sided with Intuit.
"I think it is really important to note that Intuit only does online tax filing … and when it comes to the tax software category, Intuit's TurboTax is unrivaled — last year they helped prepare 70 percent of online tax returns," Cramer said.
Currently Intuit trades at a premium, selling for 23 times next year's earnings estimates, and H&R Block sells for just 12 times next year's numbers.
Intuit may seem expensive, but Cramer considered it to be more of a cloud-based software-as-a-service play. Those stocks tend to be very pricey.
And while H&R Block may seem cheap, Cramer noted that the business is not doing well right now.
"I don't want to call it a value trap, but let's just say it deserves to trade at a discount," he said.