Use TaxAct's calculators and reports to easily and quickly provide clients with customized tax planning information.
Please refer to the minimum and recommended system requirements for TaxAct Professional below. For the best performance, especially for users with large client lists or very complex returns, we suggest exceeding the recommended system requirements where possible.
While TaxAct Professional may run on systems not meeting these standards, system performance will be sub-optimal.
|Operating System:||Windows 8.1||Windows 10|
After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. For the best experience and security of your data, you will need to update your system to Windows 8.1 or 10.
Macintosh users: We're sorry. TaxAct Professional Editions are not available for Macintosh.
|Computer Processor:||Intel® Core™ i3 or equivalent AMD processors||Intel® Core™ i5 or better and equivalent AMD processors|
|Memory:||4 GB of RAM||8 GB of RAM or more|
|Disk Space:||600 MB per tax year||2 GB per tax year|
|Display Resolution (in pixels):||1024x768||1920x1080 or higher|
|Web Browser:||Internet Explorer 11 installed with latest updates, but does not need to be the default browser.|
|Internet Access:||High-speed internet connection such as DSL, Cable/Broadband.|
File share and sync services (such as OneDrive and Dropbox) are not supported for data storage, backup, or sharing purposes.
We recommend having your IT resource ensure all systems you’re using are properly installed and mapped to the correct drives for all users for proper functionality prior to contacting TaxAct Support.
Help to shed light on deductions, complex tax laws changes, strategies and tips in 1040, 1065, 1120S and 1120.
Quickly determine the difference in married clients' tax obligations if they file a joint return or file separately. 1040 Editions only.
Don't miss any valuable federal & state deductions. Instantly print a complete list of your clients' current year, next year and accumulated depreciable and disposal assets.
Expand your services by giving your clients an idea of what their tax situation would be if they chose to invest in an IRA. Or, offer on-the-spot estimates of what next year's tax obligation will be! 1040 Editions only.
A unique, automated mining tool brought to you exclusively through HD Vest, the 1040 Analyst® allows an Advisor to seamlessly integrate a clients' tax data from the Form 1040 and provide a customized client output highlighting financial services opportunities that may help chart a new course. This roadmap provides a thoughtful forum for financial services conversations.
Uses clients' Federal data to estimate their State income taxes. Prepare clients' year-end tax planning for Federal and State taxes in one seamless step. 1040 Editions only.
Whether you're preparing a return for a student or the parent of a student, print this handy worksheet with the tax information required for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 1040 Editions only.
Provides an at-a-glance view of a return, making it easier to identify differences between last year and this year.
Now you can choose the order and the specific fields you want to appear in the Client Reports you produce with TaxAct. Plus, you can apply custom reporting to one, all or any number of clients in between.
View your clients' stock and asset sales in one list so you can quickly compare with your clients' brokerage statement. Includes reports for both short-term and long-term gains.
The refund or amount owed is constantly visible on screen, updating automatically so you know your clients' moment-to-moment tax situation.
TaxAct meticulously inspects your clients' return and alerts you to errors, omissions and valuable tax saving opportunities you may have missed. If there's an issue, it takes you directly to the problem so you can fix it.
Get a detailed review of shares for each partner's, shareholder's, or beneficiary's Schedule K-1. Included in 1065, 1120S and 1041 Editions.
Broaden your financial planning services. Effortlessly compute loan payments or the future value of savings deposits for your clients. Then print their amortization and accumulation schedules!
TaxAct identifies potential "hot spots" that may catch the IRS's eye, and enables you to show your clients exactly where they stand compared to the rest of the taxpaying public. 1040 Editions only.
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