TaxAct® supports the ability to attach certain documentation to your Federal and/or State tax return.
You can attach a PDF document to your Federal return only in the following situations:
Many states allow or require taxpayers to attach a PDF of supporting documentation to an electronically filed state return. If any of these situations apply to your return, you will be prompted to attach the documentation during the e-filing steps.
Note. The attachment(s) MUST be saved as a PDF before attaching to your return. The Attachment Manager will not accept any other file types; you must upload a PDF.
Note. To help prevent malicious uploads, we have strict requirements for our PDF standard. If you receive an error when trying to upload your PDF, it most likely does not meet the standard. Using a PDF writer should ensure the file does meet the PDF standard.
The PDF writer will appear to your computer as a printer, but instead of printing on a sheet of paper, it will create a PDF file image of your return. Once the PDF file is created, you can view the document in your PDF viewer, select "Print", then select your printer as the destination.
If you don't have a PDF writer already installed on your computer, the CutePDF Writer is a free program.
Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.