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Product Features

Included in Free:

W2 income


Earned income credit

Child tax credits

Current students

Retirement income

Prior year import

Unlimited account support


Investments, rental property and prioritized support.


State Additional

+ $54.95 per state filed

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Product Features

Everything in Deluxe+, plus:

Stocks, gains and losses, sales of home or other investments

Royalty and Schedule K-1 income

Investment income expenses

Rental property income

Foreign bank and financial accounts

Prioritized support, including screen sharing

Self Employed+

Deduction Maximizerâ„¢ and year-round tax resources.


State Additional

+ $54.95 per state filed

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Unlimited calls with a CPA or Enrolled Agent
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Product Features

Everything in Premier+, plus:

Freelance income

Business & farm income

Personalized business deductions

Calculate depreciation

Year-round planning resources

File early! Prices are subject to change. Deductions vary. TaxAct does not give legal advice.*

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65 Million Returns Filed

We have helped e-file over 65 million federal returns since 2000.

350 Credits Deductions

We cover over 350 credits and deductions to get your guaranteed maximum refund.

100k Accuracy

We guarantee our software is 100% accurate and gets you your maximum refund.

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We make it fast and easy to file with confidence.

I'm experienced at filing my own taxes and yet TaxAct continues to save me money I didn't realize I would be missing!
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Actual customer testimonials. Photo is illustrative only

Actual customer testimonials. Photo is illustrative only.

User Aadarsh Patald
There are so many good things about this program. But one of the greatest parts is that it will download your history of when you filed before so you don't have to look up and enter old data from the prior year.
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I have used TaxAct for at least 15 years and have actually looked forward to preparing my taxes. By following their lead, as they take me through each step, I know I've left no stone unturned. No more stress!
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I've been with TaxAct now for about ten years and the software keeps getting more user friendly every year, bravo!
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*Offer Details & Disclosures


$100k Accuracy Guarantee: If you pay an IRS or state penalty or interest because of a TaxAct calculation error, we'll pay you the difference in the refund or liability up to $100,000. This guarantee applies only to errors contained in our software; it doesn't apply to errors the customer makes. It also only applies to returns that are e-filed by taxpayers preparing their own tax returns using TaxAct's Consumer 1040 products (those located at Find out more about our $100k Accuracy Guarantee.

Maximum Refund Guarantee: If an error in our software causes you to receive a smaller refund or larger tax liability than you receive using the same data with another tax preparation product, we will pay you the difference in the refund or liability up to $100,000 and refund the applicable software fees you paid us. This guarantee only applies to returns that are e-filed by taxpayers preparing their own tax returns using our Consumer 1040 products (those located at

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied with any TaxAct product, you may stop using the product prior to printing and/or filing your return. We are unable to refund fees after you print or e-file your return.

Surprisingly Legal Deductions and Credits

*TaxAct is a DIY tax software that guides users in accurately preparing their taxes by reviewing over 350 credits and deductions. Examples of specific deductions and credits don't work for all folks or in all circumstances and by themselves don't constitute legal or tax advice. Your personal tax situation may vary.

Free Filing

The TaxAct Online 2019 Free Edition makes free federal and state available for simple returns only. Not everyone has a simple return. Find out if you have a simple return and more about what the 2019 Free Edition includes.

Start Free and File Free

File free with TaxAct's Online 2019 Free Edition. Find out more about free product. For all other products, you can start free and pay only when you file. This means you will not be charged if you decide to stop using any product prior to printing and e-filing.

Edition Pricing

*Actual prices are determined at the time of payment, print or e-file and are subject to change without notice. Add sales tax for applicable orders. Offers may end at any time and promotional offers may not be combined.

Competitor Pricing Comparison

'Cost Less' comparison based on prices offered by TaxAct and TurboTax for comparable consumer online products effective on 3/12/2020.


All trademarks not owned by TaxAct, Inc. that appear on this website are the property of their respective owners, who are not affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by or of TaxAct, Inc. TurboTax is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc.


Depiction of refund amounts are illustrative and not based on actual customers.

Quick Start Options

Quick start options include PDF import, prior year import, and W-2 photo capture. To import your prior year return, you must either have a PDF copy of a return available or have filed your return the previous year with TaxAct. To capture your W-2 with a camera with your phone, you must be able to download and install TaxAct's mobile app and grant it the necessary camera and image privileges. To ensure accuracy, we will ask you to review any information we're able to import (either through PDF import, prior year import, or W-2 photo capture) and review it for accuracy. These quick start options save time by not requiring you to enter some of your information manually.

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