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  • You must provide the security answer exactly as it was entered when you created the account. (Example: if you spell out "Street" in your answer, the abbreviation "St" will not be accepted.)
  • Double check that you're using the correct username. Mistyping usernames is a common mistake. To verify the username, you may request that it be emailed to you by clicking on the "Forgot Username" link here.

If you cannot remember the answer to your security questions, you can instead request a verification code by email or mobile text. To request a code:

  1. Go to and enter your username and password.

  2. On the next screen, locate the message at the top of the screen that says "A Verification Code has been sent to…." Check the indicated email address or mobile phone for your code.

    Emailed verification codes expire in 2 hours. To request a new code, simply repeat the above steps.

If your code was emailed but you do NOT have access to email:

  1. Click "Didn't receive a code" on the Verification Code screen. (To return to the screen, repeat the above steps.)

  2. Click "Don't know your security answer".

  3. If you do not see an option to receive a code by mobile phone, click "Try this to reset your account".

    If you see a phone option, select the phone button and click Resend Code.

Please note: TaxAct Support representatives do not have access to your security question answers or password, nor do they have access to reset your password.

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