TaxACT federal and state 1040 consumer products are available as online, tablet and desktop applications. Desktop customers can download software directly from our web site and/or order a CD-ROM (S&H fees apply).

Preview versions of TaxACT federal products are released in early October for year-end tax planning and early preparation; final versions of federal products and state editions are released in early January.

Product Price* E-file##

Free Federal Edition
Free to prepare, print & e-file – for everyone

  • Covers far more than just simple returns - itemized deductions, rental income, investments, business expenses, depreciation & other complicated returns (view forms)
  • All e-fileable forms
  • Quick Convert® and data import from PDF of last year's return prepared by TurboTax® or H&R Block At Home®
  • Step-by-step guidance with fast help in the enhanced Answer Center, plus free e-mail, online & audit support
  • Guaranteed maximum refund fast
  • Accuracy Guarantee
  • Use TaxACT Online on a tablet browser or download our free app that allows interchangeable use with TaxACT Online with same user name and password
  • New & Improved! Guidance for 1 Life Event of your choice, plus Financial Hard Times
  • Quick entry for W-2, 1099 & 4562 data
  • Bookmarks, tax glossary, college financial aid worksheet
  • New! HealWatch provides a personalized report with calculations and guidance for Affordable Care Act tax law changes.

Online & Tablet App
FREE (State $17.99)

Download/CD-ROM#
FREE (State $14.99)

Online & Tablet App
1 free Federal return

Download/CD-ROM#
1 free Federal return

Deluxe
Recommended for returning users. Everything in Free Edition plus extra tax help and tools:

  • Multiple import options: last year's TaxACT return, investment data, W-2 from select payroll providers, Schedule K-1 from TaxACT 1065 or 1120S, GainsKeeper®, TradeLog®, TD Ameritrade™, ShareBuilder®, Form8949.com and CSV file of stock transactions
  • Enhanced! TaxTutor Guidance - easy-to-follow explanations, tips & strategies written by a team of accountants and CPAs, with information tailored to each interview question
  • New & Improved! Unlimited Life Events guidance & tips throughout the interview
  • Donation Assistant® - tracks non-cash donations & provides certified values for more than 1,300 commonly donated household items
  • Use TaxACT Online on a tablet browser or download our free app that allows interchangeable use with TaxACT Online with same user name and password
  • As-you-go access to forms as PDFs upon product payment
  • Extra tax reports, calculators and next year planning tools

Online & Tablet App
$12.99 (State $9.00) - no payment required until you print or e-file

Download/CD-ROM#
$12.99 (State $14.99 or see Ultimate Bundle)

Online & Tablet App
1 free Federal return

Download/CD-ROM#
1 free Federal return, up to 4 more Federal returns $9.99 each - prepare & print unlimited returns

State

  • Less than half the price of most state solutions!
  • Federal data transfers to state forms - finish a state return in minutes
  • All non-resident and part-year forms
  • Use TaxACT Online on a tablet browser or download our free app that allows interchangeable use with TaxACT Online with same user name and password
  • As-you-go access to forms as PDFs upon product payment

Online & Tablet App
$17.99 per State - no payment required until you print or e-file

Download/CD-ROM#
$14.99 per State
All States $59.99

Online & Tablet App
1 free State return

Download/CD-ROM#
$9.99 per return (fee does not apply to NY state returns) - prepare & print unlimited returns

Ultimate Bundle
Best value for federal + state returns

  • Includes Deluxe plus your choice of 1 State

Online & Tablet App
$21.99 - no payment required until you print or e-file (over $24 value)

Download/CD-ROM#
$21.99 (over $27 value)

Online & Tablet App
1 free Federal return, 1 free State return

Download/CD-ROM#
1 free Federal return, up to 4 more Federal returns and State returns $9.99 each (fee does not apply to NY state returns) - prepare & print unlimited returns

Unlimited Phone Support

One-on-one tax and program help for the entire tax year for a one-time fee of $7.99

Included in Deluxe upon product payment.

Data Archive Service Online & Tablet App

$6.99-$13.99 depending on product & purchase date

Unlimited access to Online returns for 3 years after filing deadline – finish or print a return, or plan for next year

* All prices and product features subject to change without notice.
# CD-ROMs available for S&H fee
## E-file fees do not apply to New York State returns