TaxAct Online 2015 Free Edition

For Simple Federal & State Returns

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Prepare, print & e-file your simple federal return FREE. You get everything you need and nothing you don't so you can file your 1040EZ return easy & fast.

Step-by-step guidance through your return

Just answer simple questions and TaxAct will do the rest. Your return is guaranteed 100% accurate, 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.

Unlimited phone and email help when you need it

Never get stumped by a tax question. Search for the fastest answers in the Answer Center. You can also email or call us for free unlimited technical support.

Essential tax tips & strategies

TaxTutor Guidance provides expert tax tips & strategies as you move through your return, including money-saving deductions, simple explanations, and pitfalls to avoid.

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.

Import from TurboTax® or H&R Block®

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

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File your state return free

File your state tax return in minutes easy, fast and completely Free.

Free IRS e-file

E-filing your return is fast, accurate and free. You'll also receive confirmation as soon as your return has been processed by the IRS.

Personalized healthcare and tax reports

Maximize future tax & healthcare savings with personalized strategies and tips in your HealthWatch and TaxWatch reports.

Prior Year Comparison Report

Find possible errors resulting from incorrect entries or overlooked information by comparing this year's return to last year's data.

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.

Complete tax glossary

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

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  • Monitor: 1024x768 or higher

Included IRS Tax Forms:

Individual Income Tax Return–Short Form
Individual Income Tax Return–Short Form
Estimated Tax Payment Worksheet
Form 1040 Payment Voucher
Application for Tentative Refund
Health Insurance Marketplace Statement
Distributions from Retirement Plans
Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Tax Due to Undue Hardship
Refund Due a Deceased Person
Identity Theft Affidavit
Multiple Support Declaration
Child & Dependent Care Expenses
Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative
Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File
Tax on Accumulation Distribution of Trusts
Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations
Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent
Injured Spouse Allocation
Tax Transmittal for E-File
Nondeductible IRAs
Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income
Premium Tax Credit
Health Coverage Exemptions
Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
W-7 (COA)
Certificate of Accuracy for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
Exclusion of Interest from Series EE & I U.S. Savings Bonds Issued After 1989
Change of Address
Info. to Claim EIC After Disallowance
Education Credits
Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
Allocation of Refund (Including Bond Purchases)
Tuition and Fees Deduction
Installment Agreement Request
FinCEN Form 114
Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts
Employee's Withholding Allowance

Included Tax Schedules:

Interest and Ordinary Dividends
Earned Income Credit
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
NOL Carryover
Summary of Shareholder's Income From Foreign Corporation
Child Tax Credit
Accumulated E&P of Controlled Foreign Corp.
Transactions Between Controlled Foreign Corp.'s and Shareholders
Organization, Reorganization, Acquisition and Disposition
International Boycott Factor
Specifically Attributable Taxes and Income
Tax Effect of the International Boycott Provisions

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.

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.


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

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.

All the free support you need

Never get stumped by a tax question. Search for the fastest answers in the Answer Center, or contact us for free tax & technical support when you need it.

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