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Password protection for TaxAct® Professional Enterprise editions has two levels: Program-level password and User-level usernames and passwords.

Finding the Password Protection Feature

To access the Password feature within TaxAct Professional Edition:

  • From the Preparer top menu hover on Master Information and then click Security.

         

Security Levels

  1. No Password Protection - The TaxAct program will start without requiring a password to launch the program. Passwords may still be set on individual returns.
  2. Program-Level Password Protection - When starting the TaxAct program, you will be prompted for a password. This password secures access to the program only and does not secure any of the options or preferences within the program (Master Forms, Settings, etc.)
  3. User-Level Password Protection - This functionality sets the USER level usernames and passwords, which must be supplied at program log in.
  4. The user rights may be assigned when you add user accounts to grant or restrict access on an individual level. In order to be able to manage the user rights assigned, at least one account will need to have the right to edit master information.


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