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.

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

Minimum Recommended
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.