TaxAct federal and state consumer products are available as desktop and mobile-responsive online applications. Desktop customers can download software directly from our web site and/or order a DVD (S&H fees apply).

Preview versions of TaxAct federal products are released in the fall for year-end tax planning and early preparation; final versions of federal products and state editions are released in early January.

Product Price*

Free Edition
Free to prepare, print & e-file simple federal 1040EZ/A and state returns

  • Imports key data from PDF of last year's return prepared by TurboTax® or H&R Block®
  • Step-by-step guidance with fast help in the Answer Center, plus free e-mail, online & audit support
  • Guaranteed maximum refund fast
  • Guaranteed accuracy, satisfaction (online), price lock (online) and money-back (desktop)
  • Guidance for one Life Event of your choice, plus Financial Hard Times
  • Quick entry for W-2 & 1099 data
  • Bookmarks, tax glossary, college financial aid worksheet
  • Personalized HealthWatch report with calculations and guidance for Affordable Care Act tax law changes
  • Joint vs. separate comparison
  • TaxWatch for 2016 planning
  • Tax Calculator enables what-if scenario planning to see how changes will impact taxes
  • Enhanced mobile-friendly design makes it easy to file anytime, anywhere using any device
  Online Download/DVD#
Federal only $0 $0
Federal + State $0, including Free State(s) $25 (Free Federal, $25 per State)
E-file(s) 1 Federal, 1 State included 5 Federal included, $9.99/State

Plus
Best for itemized returns, homeowners and investors

  • Maximize tax deductions and credits for the best tax outcome
  • Access more than 300 tax deductions and credits
  • Easily report investments and rental income
  • Multiple import options: last year's TaxAct return, investment data, W-2s from select payroll providers, charitable donations, Schedule K-1 from TaxAct 1065 or 1120S or 1041, GainsKeeper®, TradeLog®, TD Ameritrade, ShareBuilder®, Form8949.com, Raymond James®, Betterment and CSV file of stock transactions
  • TaxTutor Guidance - easy-to-follow explanations, tips & strategies written by a team of accountants, with information tailored to each interview question
  • Save digital copies of W-2s, 1099s and other tax documents with your return
  • Unlimited Life Events guidance & tips throughout the interview
  • Donation Assistant® - tracks non-cash donations & provides certified values for more than 1,300 commonly donated household items
  • As-you-go access to forms as PDFs upon product payment
  • Extra tax reports, calculators and next year planning tools
  • Enhanced mobile-friendly design makes it easy to file anytime, anywhere using any device
  Online Download/DVD#
Federal only $15 $40
Federal + State $40 ($15 Federal, $25 per State) $40 (first State included; $25 each additional state; $70 for all States)
E-file(s) 1 Federal, 1 State included 5 Federal included, $9.99/State

Premium
Perfect for self-employed, contractors and freelancers

  • Everything in Plus along with extra tax help and tools to help maximize the tax benefits for business income, expenses and depreciation
  • Helps find all business credits and deductions (Schedules C & F)
  • Powerful depreciation tools to maximize deductions
  • Easily report capital gains with Stock Assistant
  • Extra tax reports, calculators and next year planning tools
  Online Download/DVD#
Federal only $30 $55
Federal + State $55 ($30 Federal, $25 per State) $55 (first State included; $25 each additional state; $70 all States)
E-file(s) 1 Federal, 1 State included 5 Federal included, $9.99/State

State (Form 1040)

  • Federal data automatically transfers to state forms – file your state return in minutes
  • Non-resident and part-year forms
  • Enhanced mobile-friendly design makes it easy to file anytime, anywhere using any device
  • 100% accuracy guaranteed
  Online Download/DVD#
Free Federal (1040EZ/A) Free State(s) $25/State
Plus $25/State 1 Free State, $25 per Additional State or $70 for All States
Premium $25/State 1 Free State, $25 per Additional State or $70 for All States

Estates & Trusts
Easily prepare, print and e-file Form 1041 returns

  • Q&A format guides you step-by-step
  • Simplifies allocating income and deductions to beneficiaries
  • Issues Schedule K-1s necessary for beneficiaries' tax returns
  • Free technical and tax help by email and phone
  Online Download/DVD#
Federal only $60 $60
Federal + State $85 ($60 Federal, $25 State) $85 ($60 Federal, $25 State)
E-file(s) 1 Federal, 1 State included 1 Federal, 1 State included

Tax-Exempt Organizations
Easily prepare, print and e-file IRS Form 990 returns

  • Step-by-step guidance for reporting activities, governance and finances
  • Detailed depreciation reports
  • Unlimited email & phone support
  • Free e-file, notification when IRS has processed your return
  Online Download/DVD#
Federal only $60 $60
E-file(s) 1 Federal 1 Federal

* All prices and product features subject to change without notice.
# DVD-ROMs available for shipping and handling fees
## E-file fees do not apply to New York State returns