For returns originally due April 2013
The most complete free tax filing solution for everyone
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.
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 $7.95 for the entire 2012 tax year.
Ensures 100% accuracy to reduce your audit risk
TaxACT Alerts inspect your return for errors, omissions, and tax-saving opportunities you may have missed. Prior Year Comparison finds possible errors from incorrect or overlooked entries compared to last year's data. Audit Assistant guides you through the process if you happen to be audited by the IRS.
Navigate your return on your terms. With TaxACT Bookmarks, simply mark & return to any question at any time.
New! My Forms
View and navigate to specific forms in your return quickly and easily.
Starting with TaxACT doesn't mean starting from scratch! Bring in info from last year's return - PDF import makes the process even faster.**
New! Dependent Assistant
Use our interactive Dependents Tax Assistant to help you determine whether someone can be claimed as a dependent on your return.
Enter stock data quickly and get a summary of your investment income.
Forms View allows you to follow where information is being entered into the tax forms as you follow TaxACT's easy interview process.
The College Student Financial Aid Worksheet makes it easy to complete the FAFSA. Prepare and print a worksheet with needed tax info for the financial aid you seek.
Multiple refund options
Use e-file & direct deposit to get your refund the fastest way possible*. Purchase U.S. Savings Bonds in increments of $50. Or receive your refund on a prepaid Visa« (debit card).
Loan & Savings Calculators
Estimate payments and future values based on amounts, interest rates and time period. View and print your payment/savings schedule.
Add-ons & Tax Tools
PayPower™When filing with TaxACT, have your refunds direct deposited to a PayPowerTM Visa® Prepaid Card (debit card).
TaxACT DocVault™Securely organize and save
image files of your tax documents, receipts and donations from your phone and on the web.
Tax Audit Defense™Get year-round audit protection for your tax return. If audited, receive full-service professional representation. Available for purchase before filing your return in TaxACT. Learn more
TaxACT Central™Get on-the-go status of your e-filed returns and IRS refund, a tax return checklist and other time-saving tools.
LegalACT™ WillEnsure your final wishes are fulfilled. Create a LegalACT
last will and testament quickly and easily.
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* For the fastest refund, e-file and choose direct deposit. Refund time varies based on IRS processing time and financial institution.
** TaxACT can import tax data from PDF files prepared by the following software solutions: TurboTax«, H&R Block At Home«.