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TaxAct offers professional preparers the option to electronically file client returns in batches. To send multiple client e-files, you would choose the Submit Later option during the electronic filing steps for each return. TaxAct will then indicate that the e-file record has been created.

You can find the e-file records here:

Directory Program folder  Full file path (XX represents the last two digits of the tax year)
EFILESClient DataC:\TaxACT\TaxACT 20XX Professional Edition\Client Data\[Practice ID]\EFILES [or EFiles] 

If you use the Enterprise online networking option, the location will be:

Directory Program folder  Full file path (XX represents the last two digits of the tax year)                 
EFILESClient DataC:\TaxACT\TaxACT 20XX Professional Edition\Client Data\[Practice ID]\Online\EFILES

When ready to send the returns that you designated to e-file later, complete the following steps:

  1. Click Preparer in the top menu.
  2. Click Submit Client E-Files.
  3. Choose the E-Files that you would like to submit by checking boxes or clicking Select All.
  4. Click Submit.

Note. If you pay for e-filing per return, your credit card is charged at the time you click Submit Later.

Important. If a return is modified after you clicked Submit Later, you must go through the filing steps again to prepare the return for filing. Whether you submit the return then or click Submit Later again, the previous e-file record will be replaced. You can also delete e-file records from the same Submit Client E-Files command on the Preparer menu.


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