Your information is secure with TaxACT

Keeping your tax return information private and secure is our top concern. At TaxACT, we use the industry-standard Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol which provides data encryption, message integrity, and server authentication when your data is sent to us. In addition, TaxACT takes pride in being PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant, demonstrating that we take security of our customers' data very seriously. For more information, see our Security Information page.

Your privacy is important

All information you enter while using TaxACT Online is used only by TaxACT, Inc. to provide the services requested by our customers. Your data is never viewed by anyone at TaxACT unless prompted by you, and we never sell or rent your name or other information to anyone. To read more about our commitment to your privacy and security, please see our Privacy Policy.

Protect yourself from phishing schemes

Fake e-mails that are sent with the purpose of tricking its recipients into disclosing their personally identifiable information and financial data are becoming more and more sophisticated - having the ability to fool even the most cautious person. However, phishing e-mails often miss or imperfectly mimic common elements. For more information on what you need to know as it relates to how TaxACT will and will not communicate with you, see our phishing information page.

Keep your information secure

Most Americans view their tax return as a document that represents all things financial to them -- containing both personal and financial information for all household members. Here are 10 steps you should take to help keep your information safe as it relates to using a computer to prepare and e-file your tax return.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you've got questions about the privacy and security of the information you share with TaxACT, please check out our list of customer FAQs.

Tax scams, IRS phishing e-mails & identity theft

The Internal Revenue Service has issued an increasing number of warnings over the last few years about e-mail scams targeting individuals, businesses, exempt organizations and other taxpayers. The scams, popularly known as "phishing" scams, use phony e-mails that falsely claim to come from the IRS. Read more from the IRS: