For returns originally due April 2013
Advanced Import Options, Tools & Tax Help
Returning users - transfer key info from last year, saving time & errors.
Free E-file - Get your refund the fastest way*
Free Phone Support - a $7.95 value
Turn 1,200+ 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.
Walks you through over 35 major life changes
TaxACT Life Events determine tax implications of your life changes & help you get the biggest income tax deductions possible. Personalized life tips 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, GainsKeeper, W-2 Import, TradeLog Import and
Schedule K-1 Import.
Essential tax tips & money-saving strategies
TaxTutor Guidance provides easy-to-follow, expert tax preparation tips and strategies, including the biggest money-saving deductions, explanations for complex tax laws changes, and pitfalls to avoid, as you move through your return.
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 or phone (upon product payment) for free.
Powerful review tools ensure accuracy & tax savings
TaxACT Alerts inspect your return for errors, omissions, and tax-saving opportunities you may have missed. Joint vs. Separate report determines which filing status gives the best tax outcome. Depreciation & disposal summaries make it easy to review your assets to maximize depreciation deductions. Audit Assistant guides you through the process if you happen to be audited by the IRS.
New! Image Import
Save digital copies of W-2s, 1099s and other tax documents with your return. Import images from your computer or directly from a DocVault account.
Get the definitions to for nearly 300 tax terms, linked directly from the TaxACT interview process right when you need them.
Starting with TaxACT doesn't mean starting from scratch! Bring in info from last year's return - PDF import makes the process even faster.**
Navigate your return on your terms. With TaxACT Bookmarks, simply mark & return to any question at any time.
Enter stock data quickly and get a summary of your investment income.
The My Forms section provides a personalized view of the make-up for your return. Quickly add copies of needed documents and view your in-progress Forms.
New! Dependent Assistant
Use our interactive Dependents Tax Assistant to help you determine whether someone can be claimed as a dependent on your return.
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
Data Archive ServiceFull, unlimited access to your return for 3 years from the filing deadline. Finish a return, print a copy, plan for next year and more. Available for purchase in TaxACT Online.
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.
* For the fastest refund, e-file and choose direct deposit. Refund time varies based on IRS processing time and financial institution. TaxACT Deluxe includes one free federal electronically filed return. Along with unlimited preparation and printing of returns, TaxACT Deluxe for download or CD allows up to four additional federal returns to be filed electronically for $7.95 each. Per IRS regulations, you are limited to 5 returns filed electronically.
** TaxACT can import tax data from PDF files prepared by the following software solutions: TurboTax«, H&R Block At Home«.
Try TaxACT Free: There's never a cost to start a return. You can take advantage of all the expert tax features of TaxACT Online Deluxe and pay when you're ready to print or e-file your return, or if you choose to use phone support or preview PDF tax forms.