TaxAct

TaxAct prepares, prints and e-files your income taxes. TaxAct makes preparing and filing your taxes quick, easy and affordable so you get your maximum refund. Unfair advantages are an outrage. Until you're the one who has them. Then they're like the best thing ever. Clever tax breaks. Shrewd deductions. Opportunistic navigation of the United States tax code. The only time those things aren't awesome is when they're unavailable to regular people.

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About TaxAct

TaxAct prepares, prints and e-files your income taxes. TaxAct makes preparing and filing your taxes quick, easy and affordable so you get your maximum refund. Unfair advantages are an outrage. Until you're the one who has them. Then they're like the best thing ever. Clever tax breaks. Shrewd deductions. Opportunistic navigation of the United States tax code. The only time those things aren't awesome is when they're unavailable to regular people.

TaxAct is a top competitor in the tax preparing industry. They offer 100% accuracy guarantee as well as options to file taxes online, with a software CD, or on their iOS/Android App.

TaxAct Offers

When it comes to offers, TaxAct offers you several options, which you can see below.

Free

For simple 1040EZ and 1040A filers, free state included

$0 File Now
  • $0 Federal + $0 State
  • Optional prior year import $10

Plus

For itemizers, homeowners and investors

$37 File Now
  • State Additional $38
  • Prior year import included

Premium

For self-employed, freelancers and contractors

$47 File Now
  • State Additional $38
  • Prior year import included

Supported Forms

We don't know number of supported forms at TaxAct, but the tax company promises full accuracy. If TaxAct makes a mistake with the IRS, they agree to reimburse customers for penalties and interest. The only negative thing about this guarantee is that the mistake has to be reported within 30 days. Like other tax prep software, TaxAct makes it much easier to handle your returns by importing data from a previous tax year. You can do this if you filed with the software in the previous year, but it is also designed to accept imported data from TurboTax and H&R Block as well.

Customer Support

At TaxAct you will get unlimited email and phone support for all the tax and technical questions you have, for free. Customer Support is very important for the company so they are available for their customers anytime.

Conclusion

TaxAct is simple and affordable way for people to file their state and federal returns. It is clean and very easy to use, user friendly, and it guarantees that you do not forget anything thanks to their inovative mini-alert system. Also there is a long list of accuracy tools to ensure the best results, as well as maximum refund guarantee.

If you have an extremely complex tax return that must rely on Schedule C, depreciation, and other issues, you can find all of these things in TaxAct. However, if you want to be walked through them in the way that some more advanced packages do, you will not find such step by step tools here.