Ever feel like the whole tax game is rigged? Like no matter what you do, it just doesn't seem fair? We get it.

That's why we're making it easier for hardworking taxpayers to get the deductions they deserve with the Deduction Maximizer.

Lower your tax bill by taking advantage of the right deductions.

Unless you're spending a ton of your time researching tax law, you may be missing out on money-saving deductions every time you file a return.

With TaxAct's Deduction Maximizer, you'll be guided step by step through the process of completing your return in a way that helps you uncover additional tax advantages. And remember, each deduction you claim may reduce the amount of tax you owe, resulting in a lower IRS bill overall. Let's do this thing together.

Self-employed taxpayers file differently.

Being your own boss isn't easy, especially when it comes to taxes. But don't worry — we'll help you sort it all out.

TaxAct's Deduction Maximizer helps self-employed filers like you uncover common deductions specific to their field of work. These include deductions such as:

Writers and Bloggers

  • Business use of your home
  • Writing supplies and expenses to research a topic for a book or article
  • Business related travel and costs to attend conferences or seminars
  • Plus more…

Sales Representatives

  • Supplies such as samples, door prizes and hostess gifts
  • Business related travel and meals
  • Fees paid to process credit card orders
  • Plus more…

Marketing and Business Consultants

  • Business related travel and meals
  • Certification costs and professional membership dues
  • Computer, equipment and software licenses
  • Plus more…

Graphic Designers and Web/Software Developers

  • Business use of your home
  • Computer, equipment and software licenses
  • Website hosting and advertising expenses
  • Plus more…

Photographers

  • Business use of your home
  • Photography equipment, including cameras, lighting, and props
  • Website hosting and advertising expenses
  • Plus more…

Musicians

  • Rental costs for studio or rehearsal space
  • Instruments and equipment, including regular maintenance and repairs
  • Agent and management fees
  • Plus more…

Actors

  • Professional membership dues
  • Agent and management fees
  • Costs incurred to research for a role
  • Plus more…

Tutors and Teachers

  • Supplies, including pens, paper, folders, calculators, etc.
  • Computer, equipment and software licenses
  • Licensing fees and cost of continuing education
  • Plus more…

Handymen

  • Permit costs, licensing fees, union dues and liability insurance premiums
  • Supplies, tools and equipment rental
  • Business related vehicle expenses or mileage
  • Plus more…

Don't miss out on valuable deductions. Trust TaxAct's Deduction Maximizer to help you find and claim the deductions you deserve and get more from your taxes.