Schedule D - Viewing Tax Worksheet

If there is an amount on Line 18 (from the 28% Rate Gain Worksheet) or Line 19 (from the Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain Worksheet) of Schedule D (Form 1040), according to the IRS the tax is calculated on the Schedule D Tax Worksheet instead of the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet.

To view the tax calculation on the Schedule D Tax Worksheet which will show the calculation of the tax which flows to Form 1040, Line 12a or Form 1040NR, Line 42:

  1. From within your TaxAct Online return, click Print Center in the left column.
  2. Click Custom
  3. Click on the checkbox(es) to the left of what you wish to print (the top section contains individual forms or schedules and the bottom section contains documents or worksheets). You may need to scroll down in the section to locate the item. 
  4. Click Print and then click the PDF link. Click the printer icon or the save icon (available when you hover your mouse over the bottom of the PDF form) to print or save the PDF copy.

Note: If you see a message indicating you have not paid your return fees, click the View/Pay link, which will direct you through the Paper Filing steps. Continue through the screens until you have processed the payment for your product fees and then repeat the steps to print. 

  1. Click the Forms button in the top left corner
  2. Expand the Federal folder, and then expand the Worksheets folder
  3. Scroll down and double click Schedule D Tax Worksheet - Tax Worksheet - Line 20
  4. Click on the pink Printer Icon above the worksheet to print.  You are able to choose if you wish to send the output to a printer or a PDF document.