TaxAct 2016 Free Edition

For Simple Federal Returns

Fast, easy, and free tax filing for simple returns

Includes 5 free federal e-files

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Subject to change upon IRS releasing final 2016 tax forms.

Included IRS Tax Forms:

1040A
Individual Income Tax Return–Short Form
1040EZ
Individual Income Tax Return–Short Form
1040ES
Estimated Tax Payment Worksheet
1040V
Form 1040 Payment Voucher
1045
Application for Tentative Refund
1095-A
Health Insurance Marketplace Statement
1099-R
Distributions from Retirement Plans
1127
Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Tax Due to Undue Hardship
1310
Refund Due a Deceased Person
14039
Identity Theft Affidavit
2120
Multiple Support Declaration
2441
Child & Dependent Care Expenses
2848
Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative
4868
Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File
4970
Tax on Accumulation Distribution of Trusts
5471
Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations
8332
Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent
8379
Injured Spouse Allocation
8453
Tax Transmittal for E-File
8606
Nondeductible IRAs
8615
Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income
8854
Initial and Annual Expatriation Statement
8962
Premium Tax Credit
8965
Health Coverage Exemptions
W-7
Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
W-7 (COA)
Certificate of Accuracy for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
8815
Exclusion of Interest from Series EE & I U.S. Savings Bonds Issued After 1989
8822
Change of Address
8862
Info. to Claim EIC After Disallowance
8863
Education Credits
8880
Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
8888
Allocation of Refund (Including Bond Purchases)
8917
Tuition and Fees Deduction
9465
Installment Agreement Request
FinCEN Form 114
Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts
W-4
Employee's Withholding Allowance

Included Tax Schedules:

B
Interest and Ordinary Dividends
EIC
Earned Income Credit
R
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
1045-A
NOL
1045-B
NOL Carryover
5471-I
Summary of Shareholder's Income From Foreign Corporation
8812
Child Tax Credit
5471-J
Accumulated E&P of Controlled Foreign Corp.
5471-M
Transactions Between Controlled Foreign Corp.'s and Shareholders
5471-O
Organization, Reorganization, Acquisition and Disposition
5713-A
International Boycott Factor
5713-B
Specifically Attributable Taxes and Income
5713-C
Tax Effect of the International Boycott Provisions

Other Worksheets:

Bank Account Worksheet
1040NR Statements Worksheet

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