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The TaxAct programs are released as early release versions and also as final versions. If you have already pre-ordered your program, you will be sent an email when your product is ready for download.

Early Release Versions - Released in October
  • Professional Editions 1040 / 1041 / 1065 / 1120 / 1120S / 990
Early Release Versions - Released in December
  • Free, Basic, Plus, Freelancer, and Premium Federal 1040
  • Business 1065 / 1120 / 1120S / 990
  • Estates & Trusts 1041
Final Versions - Released in January
  • Free, Basic, Plus, Freelancer, and Premium Federal
  • Estates & Trusts 1041
  • Business 1065 / 1120 / 1120S / 990
  • TaxAct State Programs (1040, 1041, 1065, 1120, and 1120S)*
  • Professional Editions 1040 / 1041 / 1065 / 1120 / 1120S / 990 


*The state programs begin releasing in early January and continue to release throughout the month of January and sometimes into February. Please view our list of state release dates.

You may download the early release version of the software programs once they are released by signing in to your account. Once you are signed in, you will need to click on Orders and Downloads.

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