Skip to Main Content
dark blue background

Powerful and affordable tax software for your 1040 needs.

For professionals who need robust tools to prepare federal returns, as well as time-saving organization, and accuracy tools.

1040 Pay-Per-Return Edition

$ 150.00

State Editions sold seperately

Already have a Professional Edition and need to upgrade? Call (319) 536-3571 to discuss the different upgrade options.

Features & Benefits

We have helped e-file over 65 million federal returns since 2000.

a network of multiple users

Multi-user networking

Whether you choose to save your practice's data on a local network drive or on the cloud, multiple users can share client lists, returns & program data. Program tracks when returns are "checked out" and what changes are made.

View Local Infographic | View Online Infographic

illustrative of w-2 form

Up-to-date tax forms

All the latest forms and schedules you need are at your fingertips. Each edition sold separately.

illustrative of a organized document

Client Manager & Organizers

Manage your client list and returns from one convenient, customizable location — Client Manager. Plus, quickly create customized Client Organizers to collect all the information you need.

illustrative of importing files

Imports & quick data entry

Time is money. That's why convenient import options are built into TaxAct software. Import last year's returns, stock transactions, W-2s and more.

Professional Reports

Easily track the status of your clients’ e-filed returns and generate reports by EFIN or PTIN anywhere, anytime. Access in your software (Professional Reports tab in the software) or on the go in your secure TaxAct Account on any browser.

Powerful reports and tools

Use TaxAct's handy calculators, reports and tax tools to provide clients with customized tax planning information.

Customized invoices and letters

Use versatile templates to provide your clients with professional invoices and letters.

Low-cost integrated e-filing

Smaller practices simply pay per return with automatic volume discounts. For larger practices, we offer an unlimited e-file package for both Federal and State Editions.

Simple printing & saving

Print or create PDFs of returns, documents & reports for one or multiple clients.

Customized setup options

Print or create PDFs of returns, documents & reports for one or multiple clients.

support agent icon

Dedicated Support

Exclusive tax, technical & customer service help via phone and email.

Time icon illustrating Fast, easy software updates

Fast, easy software updates

Choose whether or not to be automatically notified when updates are available.

dollar symbol icon

Money-Back Guarantee

If you're not completely satisfied with your TaxAct Professional software, simply return it within 30 days of receipt for a full refund. No questions asked.

New to TaxAct Professional and need help deciding what you need?

System Requirements

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.


Operating System

Windows 10 or 11

Computer Processor

Intel® Core™ i5 or equivalent AMD processors


8 GB of RAM

Disk Space

2 GB per tax year

Display Resolution (in pixels)

1920x1080 or higher

Internet Access

High-speed internet connection such as DSL, Cable/Broadband.


Operating System

Windows 10

Computer Processor

Intel® Core™ i3 or equivalent AMD processors


4 GB of RAM

Disk Space

600 MB per tax year

Display Resolution (in pixels)


Internet Access

High-speed internet connection such as DSL, Cable/Broadband.


While TaxAct Professional may run on systems not meeting these standards, system performance will be sub-optimal.

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.

Microsoft no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 8.1. For the best experience and security of your data, you will need to update your system to Windows 10 or 11.