TaxACT

Tax Preparation Software, File Taxes Online, Free E-filing

About TaxACT

TaxACT Software and Over-the-Web Services:

TaxACT is available in both software and Web-based versions and offers users two ways to enter data: the interview format, or the forms-based entry method. TaxACT also provides its users a highly reliable and robust alerts system to prevent costly mistakes generally caused by omissions or missed opportunities to maximize deductions. Regardless of the TaxACT version and / or platform, all forms are IRS and State approved.

TaxACT Online Free Federal Edition and Free Federal Edition software for Windows contain the most common forms, schedules and worksheets that enable everyone to prepare, print, and e-file their federal tax return for free. No gimmicks, no stipulations and no surprises. TaxACT State Editions are available for all income-taxing states for just $14.99 each — one of the lowest priced state returns.

For the do-it-yourself tax preparer who wants extra advice and additional tax tools, TaxACT is available in a Deluxe Edition (download) for just $12.99 and includes ONE (1) free federal e-file - a $7.95 value in itself. TaxACT Online Deluxe is $12.99 and includes ONE (1) free federal e-file. Plus, TaxACT State Editions are available for all income-taxing states.

Key benefits of TaxACT

- Free Version

It's true! FREE to prepare, FREE to print, FREE to e-file - no income or age restrictions. Get the fastest tax refund possible with free e-file. Handles simple AND complex tax returns — supports 1040, 1040A, & 1040EZ, and includes all e-fileable IRS forms to handle all filing statuses & life situations.

Finds all credits & deductions for the biggest refund

Boost your tax savings with Credit, Deduction, and Income Examiners. Get the biggest refund guaranteed with TaxACT's Maximum Refund Pledge. See how changes affect your refund after every step of TaxACT's easy interview process.

All the free help & support you need, when you need it

Never get stumped by a tax question. The enhanced TaxACT Answer Center gives you personalized, free help. Search for the fastest answers and video tutorials, or contact technical and TaxPayer Support specialists by email for free. Receive help via phone for a one-time fee of $7.99 for the entire 2013 tax year.

- Deluxe for $12.99

Turn 1,300+ commonly donated items into huge savings

Put more cash in your wallet! Donation Assistant® tracks your charitable donations and provides audit-backed values - eliminating guess work. View Donation Assistant in action.

ENHANCED! Learn how life changes impact your taxes

Redesigned to be even easier to understand major tax implications, New content in TaxACT Life Events will help you get the biggest income tax deductions possible with personalized life tips that appear as you complete your return.

Multiple import options save time & reduce errors

TaxACT Import transfers vital personal data from last year's tax return, including AGI/PIN and others required to match IRS records in order to e-file. Other imports include Stock Import, W-2 Import and Schedule K-1 Import.

- Free Edition + State for $17.99

Finish your state tax return fast and easy

All of your federal tax information automatically transfers to your state tax return. Simply start your federal return with either TaxACT Online Free Edition or TaxACT Online Deluxe, answer a few state specific questions, and you'll have your state taxes done in minutes.

All the free help & support you need, when you need it

Never get stumped by a tax question. The TaxACT Answer Center gives you personalized, free help. Search for the fastest answers and video tutorials, or contact technical and TaxPayer Support specialists by email for free. Receive help via phone for a one-time fee of $7.99 for the entire 2013 tax year.

Free state e-file for a faster refund

The fastest way to get your state refund is included at no additional cost. Available for all 42 income-taxing states that accept e-filed returns. When you e-file, you'll get an acknowledgement from the state as proof that your return has been filed.

Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of TaxACT: 8

  • Audit Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Filing
  • For Partnerships
  • K-1 Reporting
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Tax Calculation

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(24)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,5/5

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Shilleah S.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Other for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy Way of Doing Our Small Business Taxes on Our Own!

Reviewed on 2019/06/17

I loved TaxAct when we did use it! It is very affordable for small business owners, and guides you...

I loved TaxAct when we did use it! It is very affordable for small business owners, and guides you through all the questions in order to autofill our taxes.

Pros

It walked me through all the uploading and importing of our business tax information, and pretty much held my hand the whole way through our business taxes.

Cons

We ended up switching our Payroll to Intuit, so was easier for us to use Turbotax this year instead of TaxAct, since it is directly linked with our payroll

Earlie R.
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

What's Your Business without TaxAct Business

Reviewed on 2020/01/28

I love TaxAct Business and will use it forever!

I love TaxAct Business and will use it forever!

Pros

This is definitely the tool for your business if you're a sole proprietor. The navigation of this software is phenomenal resulting in me not missing any of my deductions and expenses that I can write off! The customer/technical support is always available to answer any questions.

Cons

Sometimes, the wording can be a bit confusing, but customer service comes in to save the day for me!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Very Simple to Use!

Reviewed on 2021/03/01

Pros

I have used TaxAct the past couple of years in order to file both my state and federal taxes without any problems whatsoever. When they say they are able to file the most accurate return, they mean it. I say that because they allow more options to choose from when it comes to deductions, for instance, when filing. The platform as a whole is simple to use and the pricing options are quite fair, as well. You can save even more, (20% off the cost of your federal filing), when you visit their website via the following link:

https://refer.taxact.com/s/lakingsrule1472583693

Cons

Nothing to report on this front, luckily!

Neha T.
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Affordable but doesn’t offer as many extra features as its competitors

Reviewed on 2018/04/19

Pros

TaxAct software is comparatively easy to use, with pricing that compares well with most of the other available software. Unlike Turbo Tax and H&R Block, it can’t import W-2 automatically due to which it takes time to file the return.

Tax Act is relatively less expensive. The interface is simple and navigation is relatively easy. Tax Act allows you to import a previous year’s return, which saves some time as individual do not have to enter all your personal information. It also allows you to pay your filing fee with your refund.
Review and alerts are also available in this software before finalizing of returns.

Cons

The lack of a W-2 import is disappointing. Being able to upload your income information saves time and prevents errors from manual entry. It also lacks good customer support.

Cheryl M.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Been using this for years!

Reviewed on 2021/03/26

I’ve had success using it and it’s made doing taxes each year much easier.

I’ve had success using it and it’s made doing taxes each year much easier.

Pros

It is efficient and easy to get my taxes done and submitted.

Cons

I forget my password after a year, don’t remember where I put it. So I need to usually reset password each year.

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TaxACT FAQs

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TaxACT offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$69,95
  • Pricing model: Free
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Free Federal Edition Deluxe for $12.99 Start for Free Free Edition + State for $17.99 Deluxe + State for $17.99 Ultimate Bundle Deluxe (Federal) + State: $17.99 Over the web $21.99 Download or CD $28.99 Download or CD Home and Business Bundles: 1065 Bundle for $59.99 1120S Bundle for $59.99 1120 Bundle for $59.99

We do not have any information about TaxACT features

TaxACT has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

TaxACT supports the following languages:

English

TaxACT supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations TaxACT has

TaxACT offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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