TaxAct 2018 Sole Proprietor Edition

Tax Filing for Sole Proprietors & Self-employed Business Owners

Tax preparation software designed to give you the maximum tax benefit for business income, expenses and depreciation

Deduction Maximizer

Keep more of your earnings with a simple tool designed for self-employed filers and sole proprietors like you. Take advantage of the deductions most commonly claimed by other small business owners in your field - an easy way to reduce your taxable income. Learn More

Perfect for your unique situation

Easily report income, expenses, depreciation and more. Whether you're a small business owner, sole proprietor, or self-employed, TaxAct Sole Proprietor has everything you need to file fast.

Multiple import options to save time

Transfer vital personal data from last year's tax return, including information required for IRS e-file. Plus, minimize errors by importing charitable donations, stocks, W-2s, and more!

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.

Easily import & record your capital gains

Quickly import all of your stock data or use Stock Assistant's quick entry tools. You'll save time, minimize errors, and get a final summary of your investment income.

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.

Finds all your credits & deductions

Maximize your deductions and minimize your taxes with TaxAct Sole Proprietor. All the forms & features you need are included so you get your guaranteed maximum refund.

Free Amended Tax Returns

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

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.


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

My Forms

Get a personalized view of the forms and schedules included in your return. Easily add copies of needed documents and view your in-progress forms.

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Included IRS Tax Forms:

FinCEN Form 114
Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts
Form 1040
US Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1040ES
Estimated Tax Payments
Form 1040NR
US Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return
Form 1040NR-EZ
US Income Tax Return for Certain Nonresident Aliens With No Dependents
Form 1040SS
US Self Employment Income Tax Return
Form 1040-V
Payment Voucher
Form 1040X
Amended US Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1045
Application for Tentative Refund
Form 1116
Foreign Tax Credit
Form 1127
Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Tax Due to Undue Hardship
Form 1310
Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form 14039
Identity Theft Affidavit
Form 2106
Employee Business Expenses
Form 2120
Multiple Support Declaration
Form 2210
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Form 2210F
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers and Fisherman
Form 2441
Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Form 2555
Foreign Earned Income
Form 3115
Application for Change in Accounting Method
Form 3468
Investment Credit
Form 3800
General Business Credit
Form 3903
Moving Expenses
Form 4136
Credit for Tax Paid on Fuels
Form 4137
Tax on Unreported Tip Income
Form 4562
Depreciation and Amortization
Form 4563
Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa
Form 461
Limitation on Business Losses
Form 4684
Casualties and Thefts
Form 4797
Sales of Business Property
Form 4835
Farm Rental Income and Expenses
Form 4868
Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 4952
Investment Interest Expense
Form 4972
Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions
Form 5074
Allocation of Individual Income Tax to Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Form 5329
Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans
Form 5405
Repayment of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 5471
Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations
Form 5695
Residential Energy Credits
Form 5884
Work Opportunity Credit
Form 5884-A
Credits for Affected Disaster Area Employers
Form 6198
At-Risk Limitations
Form 6251
Alternative Minimum Tax
Form 6252
Installment Sale Income
Form 6478
Biofuel Producer Credit
Form 6765
Credit for Increasing Research Activities
Form 6781
Gains and Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles
Form 8283
Noncash Charitable Contributions
Form 8332
Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption
Form 8379
Injured Spouse Allocation
Form 8396
Mortgage Interest Credit
Form 8453
U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file Return
Form 8582
Passive Activity Loss Limitations
Form 8582-CR
Passive Activity Credit Limitations
Form 8586
Low-Income Housing Credit
Form 8594
Asset Acquisition Statement
Form 8606
Nondeductible IRAs
Form 8615
Tax For Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income
Form 8621
Return by a Shareholder of a Passive Foreign Investment Company or Qualified Electing Fund
Form 8689
Allocation of Individual Income Tax to the U.S. Virgin Islands
Form 8801
Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax
Form 8814
Parents' Election to Report Child's Interest and Dividends
Form 8815
Exclusion of Interest From Series EE & I U.S. Savings Bonds Issued After 1989
Form 8820
Orphan Drug Credit
Form 8822
Change of Address
Form 8824
Like-Kind Exchanges
Form 8826
Disabled Access Credit
Form 8828
Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy
Form 8829
Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Form 8833
Treaty-Based Return Position Disclosure Under Section 6114 or 7701(b)
Form 8835
Renewable Electricity, Refined Coal, and Indian Coal Production Credit
Form 8839
Qualified Adoption Expenses
Form 8844
Empowerment Zone Employment Credit
Form 8845
Indian Employment Credit
Form 8846
Credit for Employer Social Security and Medicare Taxes Paid on Certain Employee Tips
Form 8853
Archer MSAs and LTC Insurance Contracts
Form 8862
Information to Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance
Form 8863
Education Credits
Form 8864
Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels Credit
Form 8874
New Markets Credit
Form 8880
Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
Form 8881
Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs
Form 8882
Credit for Employer-Provided Childcare Facilities and Services
Form 8885
Health Coverage Tax Credit
Form 8888
Allocation of Refund (Including Bond Purchases)
Form 8889
Health Savings Accounts
Form 8896
Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Production Credit
Form 8900
Qualified Railroad Track Maintenance Credit
Form 8903
Domestic Production Activities Deduction
Form 8906
Distilled Spirits Credit
Form 8908
Energy Efficient Home Credit
Form 8910
Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8911
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit
Form 8915A
Qualified 2016 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments
Form 8915B
Qualified 2017 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments
Form 8919
Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages
Form 8923
Mine Rescue Team Training Credit
Form 8932
Credit for Employer Differential Wage Payments
Form 8933
Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Credit
Form 8936
Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8938
Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets
Form 8941
Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums
Form 8949
Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets
Form 8958
Allocation of Tax Amounts Between Certain Individuals in Community Property States
Form 8959
Additional Medicare Tax
Form 8960
Net Investment Income Tax
Form 8962
Premium Tax Credit (PTC)
Form 8965
Health Coverage Exemptions
Form 9465
Installment Agreement Request
Form 965
Inclusion of Deferred Foreign Income
Form 982
Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtness
Form W-7
Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

Included Tax Schedules:

Schedule 1 (Form 1040)
Additional Income and Adjustmens to Income
Schedule 2 (Form 1040)
Schedule 3 (Form 1040)
Nonrefundable Credits
Schedule 4 (Form 1040)
Other Taxes
Schedule 5 (Form 1040)
Other Payments and Refundable Credits
Schedule 6 (Form 1040)
Foreign Address and Third Party Designee
Schedule 8812
Additional Child Tax Credit
Schedule A
Itemized Deductions
Schedule B
Interest and Ordinary Dividends
Schedule C
Profit or Loss From Business
Schedule C-EZ
Net Profit From Business
Schedule D
Capital Gains and Losses
Schedule E
Supplemental Income and Loss
Schedule EIC
Earned Income Credit
Schedule F
Profit or Loss From Farming
Schedule H
Household Employment Taxes
Schedule J
Income Averaging for Farmers and Fisherman
Schedule R
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
Schedule SE
Self-Employment Tax
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Over 80 Million Returns Filed

Based on e-filed federal returns through TaxAct Consumer and TaxAct Professional software since 2000.

Displayed Refund Amounts

Depiction of refund amounts are illustrative and not based on actual customers.

Quick Start Options

Quick start options include PDF import, prior year import, and W-2 photo capture. To import your prior year return, you must either have a PDF copy of a return available or have filed your return the previous year with TaxAct. To capture your W-2 with a camera with your phone, you must be able to download and install TaxAct's mobile app and grant it the necessary camera and image privileges. To ensure accuracy, we will ask you to review any information we're able to import (either through PDF import, prior year import, or W-2 photo capture) and review it for accuracy. These quick start options save time by not requiring you to enter some of your information manually.

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