Estimate Taxes for Future Years

The Federal Tax Calculator is a powerful tool available in the TaxAct® program that helps customers perform "what-if" scenarios for future tax years.

  1. Sign in to your TaxAct Online return.
  2. Click Next Year down the left. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Next Year.
  3. On the screen titled Tax Calculator, click Tax Calculator.
  4. Make the appropriate adjustments to reflect your "what-if" scenarios, then click Save & Close.
  1. Start your TaxAct Desktop program, click Tools, then click Tax Calculator in the drop-down.
  2. Make the appropriate changes to reflect your "what-if" scenarios directly on the form.

Please keep in mind that the Tax Calculator is a report for taxpayers to project their earnings and expenses into the following years and is only an estimate. Also, if you make any modifications, you may need to adjust other values as well.