Free Federal Tax Return

TaxAct makes preparing and filing federal taxes quick, easy, accurate and free for qualifying individuals. Our state return price is also amongst the lowest available.

Free File will be back in mid-January. Check back to get your biggest federal refund for free.

Reduce your audit risk with TaxAct Alerts

TaxAct inspects your return for errors and omissions that could increase your risk of an audit, and finds valuable tax–saving opportunities you may have missed.

Essential tax tips & strategies

TaxTutor Guidance provides expert tax tips & strategies as you move through your return, including money–saving deductions, simple explanations and pitfalls to avoid.

Perfect for your unique situation

Prepare, print & e–file your federal & state returns FREE. You get everything you need and nothing that you don’t so you can file your return easy & fast.

Step–by–step guidance through your return

Just answer simple questions and TaxAct will do the rest. Your return is guaranteed 100% accurate, and you’ll get your maximum refund the fastest way possible with free IRS e–file.

Free email help when you need it

Never get stumped by a tax question. Search for the fastest answers in the Answer Center, or email us for free tax & technical support.

Real–Time Refund Status

See how your entries impact your refund or amount due in real time. Your refund amount updates as you prepare your return so you can always see that you’re getting your guaranteed maximum refund.