TaxACT Security Center
Your information is secure with TaxACT
Keeping your tax return information private and secure is our top concern. At 2nd Story Software, we use the industry-standard Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol which provides data encryption, message integrity, and server authentication when your data is sent to us. In addition, TaxACT takes pride in being PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant, demonstrating that we take security of our customers' data very seriously. For more information, see our Security Information page.
Your privacy is important
Protect yourself from phishing schemes
Fake e-mails that are sent with the purpose of tricking its recipients into disclosing their personally identifiable information and financial data are becoming more and more sophisticated - having the ability to fool even the most cautious person. However, phishing e-mails often miss or imperfectly mimic common elements. For more information on what you need to know as it relates to how 2nd Story will and will not communicate with you, see our phishing information page.
Keep your information secure
Most Americans view their tax return as a document that represents all things financial to them -- containing both personal and financial information for all household members. Here are 10 steps you should take to help keep your information safe as it relates to using a computer to prepare and e-file your tax return.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you've got questions about the privacy and security of the information you share with TaxACT, please check out our list of customer FAQs.
Tax scams, IRS phishing e-mails & identity theft
The Internal Revenue Service has issued an increasing number of warnings over the last few years about e-mail scams targeting individuals, businesses, exempt organizations and other taxpayers. The scams, popularly known as "phishing" scams, use phony e-mails that falsely claim to come from the IRS. Read more from the IRS: