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  • Dependents are age 16 & under, qualifying for the child tax credit
  • If client has more than one job, all jobs are withholding in the proper tax bracket
  • Self-employment, Other Dependent Credit, Child & Dependent Care Tax Credit, Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), and itemized deductions are not included in this estimate.
  • The refund range is calculated based on +/- 1 withholding exemptions
  • Only Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Credit (EIC) are calculated for credits.
  • All income is assumed to be earned income (for EIC, no lower capital gains tax rate)

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Simple federal returns in 10 minutes

Even if your return is more complex and can’t be completed in 10 minutes, TaxAct may help you file faster than ever.

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Easily import last year’s tax return from TurboTax® or H&R Block®. Plus take a photo of your W-2 with your phone.
 
 

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With TaxAct, you get your maximum refund. Period. If we make a mistake, you’re covered with our $100k Accuracy Guarantee.
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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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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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Offer Details & Disclosures

Guarantees

$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 http://www.taxact.com/taxes-online). Find out more about our $100k Accuracy Guarantee here.

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 http://www.taxact.com/taxes-online).

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.

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.

10 Minute Taxes

The "10 Minute Taxes" experience enables customers with simple returns to complete their federal return in less than 10 minutes. This time is reduced even further if you choose to transfer your information from a prior year tax return. The experience guides you step-by-step to enter personal data, report your income, and identify money-saving deductions and credits. For the purposes of this offer, a "simple" federal return is completed by a customer who is unmarried, receives W-2 wages (no other income), takes the standard deduction, and has no additional adjustments, deductions, or dependents. Not everyone has simple federal taxes that can be filed for free in 10 minutes. Even if your return is more complicated, TaxAct may help you file faster than ever.

Free Filing

Free federal and state filing is only available with the TaxAct Online 2019 Free Edition for simple returns. Find out if you have a simple return and more about what the 2019 Free Edition includes here.

Start Free and File Free

File free with TaxAct's Online 2019 Free Edition. Find out more about what this product here. 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.

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Other

Depiction of 2,899 refund is based on average consumer refund for individual income tax returns per IRS statistics for TY2018.