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TaxAct Online 2017 Free Edition

TaxAct Online 2017 Free Edition

For Simple Federal Returns

Fast, easy, and free tax filing for simple returns

9 out of 10 customers 9 out of 10 customers would recommend TaxAct.*

Extended Access to Your Return

With unlimited access to your prior year tax return for 7 years after the filing deadline, it's easy to complete your return, print backup copies (IRS fee is $50 per copy) and plan for next year.

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

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.

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.

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.

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®.

Best-in-Class Security

We utilize state-of-the-art technology and monitoring processes so you can be confident your information is safe. Learn More

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.

Free Amended Tax Returns

Need to amend your IRS return? File Form 1040X at any time - no upsells or upgrades required.

Personalized Financial BluPrint

Receive your complimentary BluPrint financial report after filing, which provides financial planning and tax saving opportunities based on the unique information in your tax return.

Extended Access to Your Return

With unlimited access to your prior year tax return for 7 years after the filing deadline, it's easy to complete your return, print backup copies (IRS fee is $50 per copy) 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.

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.

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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Subject to change upon IRS releasing final 2017 tax forms.

Included IRS Tax Forms:

1040EZ
Individual Income Tax Return–Short Form
1040V
Form 1040 Payment Voucher
1045
Application for Tentative Refund
1095-A
Health Insurance Marketplace Statement
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
2848
Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative
4868
Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File
8379
Injured Spouse Allocation
8453
Tax Transmittal for E-File
8822
Change of Address
8862
Info. to Claim EIC After Disallowance
8888
Allocation of Refund (Including Bond Purchases)
8965
Health Coverage Exemptions
9465
Installment Agreement Request
FinCEN Form 114
Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts
W-4
Employee's Withholding Allowance
W-7
Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
W-7 (COA)
Certificate of Accuracy for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

Included Tax Schedules:

1045-A
NOL
1045-B
NOL Carryover

Other Worksheets:

Bank Account Worksheet

*Online customers who e-filed IRS returns during the 2013 tax season had the option of answering "Given the opportunity, how likely are you to recommend TaxAct to your friends and family?"