TaxAct federal desktop programs are available in early and final release versions. The early version is usually released in late October for Professionals and December for Individual Consumers. The final releases of our federal 1040 software programs are typically out in early January.
The state modules begin releasing in early January and can continue through February depending on the state.
You are able to enter preliminary information into the early release version of the programs, but you are not allowed to print or e-file a return until the final version is released.
You will receive an email notification when the program(s) that you have ordered are released. You may sign in to download your program at that time.