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These TaxAct Professional resources are designed to help you get started with your software as well as manage and grow your practice.

Getting Started

Resources for Getting Started

We've compiled information to help make downloading, installing and using TaxAct Professional Editions easier and faster, including a setup guide and FAQs.

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TaxAct Product Release Dates

Preview versions of TaxAct Professional 1040, 1041, 1065, 1120S, 1120 and 990 Federal Editions are released in the fall, with final versions released in early January. State Editions are released in January as state forms are made available.

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Tax Calendar

Get IRS due dates for filing tax forms and paying taxes by month, fiscal year or tax payer type.

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TaxAct Professional Client Xchange User Guide

Download the User Guide to learn how to help set up your secure Client Xchange website portal, invite clients and manage files. Includes easy instructions you can provide to your clients.

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Education & Learning

Useful Articles

TaxAct Professional's articles cover a range of topics — from software and tax law news, to tips for maximizing your efficiency and revenue.

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IRS Requirements

The IRS started implementing new regulations for paid tax return preparers in tax year 2010. The rules require all paid preparers to register with the IRS and e-file if filing more than 10 individual federal returns.

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Get the most our of Bank Products

Signed up for Bank Products? Visit our resource page for a deep dive into using them to achieve the results you want. We’ve put together a selection of tutorials, guides, and FAQs to help you every step of the way.

Bank Product Usage Resources

TaxAct Professional Videos

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Learn how to optimize efficiency and maximize your revenue in TaxAct Professional Videos. Whether you've used TaxAct Professional Editions for several years or are researching your software options, our videos explain how TaxAct Professional solutions help professionals accomplish more - easier, and more affordably.

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Grow Your Practice

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Put your expertise to work by becoming a TaxAct Xpert. This is your chance to make extra money outside of your own tax practice without the hassle of onboarding new clients.

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Give your practice a competitive edge by offering the convenience of Republic Bank's Easy Advance and Refund Transfers. An industry leader, Republic Bank has over 25 years of experience in the e-file industry and competitive program features.

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Let Protection Plus audit experts help your client resolve any issues with the IRS and state agencies while you earn a revenue share.

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Give your practice a competitive edge by offering the convenience of Santa Barbara TPG’s Fast Cash Advance and Pay-by-Refund (which refers to Refund Transfers) products.

Santa Barbara TPG’s mission is to provide taxpayers with best-in-class products and to help tax professionals grow their businesses.

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Why TaxAct Professional?

More than 20,000 tax professionals and millions of individual taxpayers and business owners trust TaxAct for affordable and powerful tax preparation software solutions every year. TaxAct Professional is dedicated to helping tax professionals like you maximize efficiency, productivity and revenue.

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Workflow Add-Ons

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Get WebLibrary Plus from TheTaxBook for just $279


WebLibrary Plus allows you to spend more time serving your clients and less time searching for tax-related information. It helps you find answers to complex questions with well-written and easy-to-understand explanations and examples.

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Client Xchange

A faster, more convenient and secure way to exchange documents with your clients. Plus, it’s easy to use and can be personalized to feature your practice’s name and logo.

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Our integrated solution makes it easier for you and your clients to get the signature you need to e-file. Plus, it’s backed by DocuSign®. Buy eSignature bundles today to save and receive volume pricing, or simply pay as you go, per envelope, in the product

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Integrated Payments

A modern payment acceptance solution, powered by Drake Pay. Provides tax professionals the freedom to accept credit, debit, or contactless customer payments.

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