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TaxAct Free 2020 Online Edition

Quick, no-frills federal & state filing. Always $0, Simple federal filing with dependents & students.

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Free prior year import

Save time and reduce errors key data from last year's TaxAct returns in one simple step.

Free to prepare, free to print, free to e-file®

Pay absolutely nothing to prepare, print and e-file your simple federal return. You get everything you need and nothing you don't, so you can file your 1040 return quickly and easily.

Import from TurboTax® or H&R Block®

TaxAct can import data from PDF files of 1040 returns prepared by TurboTax® and H&R Block®.

Fast, friendly service when you need it

TaxAct is here to make e-filing easier and faster than ever! Get unlimited help accessing your account, retrieving your username and password, updating your preferences, and more. We're available via chat, email, and phone.

Step-by-step guidance through your return

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

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.

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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.

Complete tax glossary

Get the definitions for nearly 300 tax terms, linked directly from the TaxAct interview process right when you need them.

Navigate your tax return on your terms

With TaxAct Bookmarks, simply mark a spot in your Q&A to quickly return to that question at any time.

FAFSA Assistance

TaxAct makes it easy to complete the FAFSA. Prepare and print a worksheet with the tax info your need to get your financial aid.

Extended Access to Your Return

With 1 year of online return access and 6 years of PDF access, it's easy to print copies and plan for next year.

Finish your state return in minutes

Your federal information automatically flows into your state tax forms so you can finish and file your state return in minutes!

Step-by-step guidance for maximum refund

Your return is guaranteed 100% accurate, and you'll get your maximum refund the fastest way possible with e-file.

Free e-file for fast, accurate return filing & confirmation

E-file for free and get notification via email and/or text as soon as your return has been processed by the state.

TaxAct Alerts

Steer clear of problems. TaxAct Alerts meticulously inspects your return for any errors, omissions, and valuable tax-saving opportunities you may have missed.

Bookmarks

Navigate your return on your terms. Simply Bookmark a question to return to it at any time.

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$100K Accuracy Guarantee

Our accuracy guarantee is more than our word—it's backed by $100k. Because your peace of mind is priceless.

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Maximum Refund Guarantee

Get your biggest refund guaranteed with TaxAct on accepted federal e-filed returns.

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7 years of access to your return

Easily access and print copies of your prior returns for seven years after the filing date.