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TaxAct Free

2023 Online Edition

Simple filers with dependents, college expenses, unemployment income, or retirement income file their federal taxes for free. TaxAct Xpert Assist is included so you can get one-on-one advice from our team of tax experts.

$ 39 99

Pay only when you file

Our Products are Easy-to-Use and Guarantee Accuracy

Free prior year import

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

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

Pay absolutely nothing to prepare, print and e-file your basic 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.*

Security is a top priority

We utilize security technology and monitoring processes, and we partner with the IRS to protect your personal information.

Complete tax glossary

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

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.

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

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

TaxAct Alerts

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

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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.