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Taxes can be complicated. Let us help make them simple. Our tax experts are here to answer your questions plus you can request a quick review before you file. Add TaxAct® Xpert Assist and get the help you need to file with confidence.

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How TaxAct® Xpert Assist works.

Get started with any one of our tax filing solutions and, if you need help, simply connect with one of our tax experts when you need it.

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Start by requesting help.

After submitting your question, an expert will reach out to you over the phone.

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Connect one-on-one with a tax expert.

When talking to an expert, you can share your screen. It will feel like they’re by your side answering your questions.

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Request a quick review before you file.

Just before you file, an expert can perform a quick review of your return for added peace of mind.

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Our team of tax experts is ready to tackle your questions.

Whether it’s changes in the tax laws or changes in your life, you may have questions – we have the answers. Our tax experts have many years of experience and are here to help you make sure your taxes are done right.

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Save up to 30% on federal tax filing with expert assistance compared to TurboTax®. Pay only when you file.

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Based on qualifying income and deductions. See if you qualify



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For homeowners, families or people with student loans.



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For investors, rental properties, or foreign bank accounts.



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For independent contractors, freelancers or side gig workers.


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Perfect for single owner businesses who file Form 1040, Schedule C/F.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you qualify for a basic federal tax return?

See if you qualify for free federal filing for basic returns by reading the list of tax situations below. We’ll go over what is covered and what situations are not covered:

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Situations covered:

(assuming no added tax complexity)

  • W-2 income

  • Unemployment income

  • Retirement income

  • Child Tax Credits

  • Earned Income Credits

  • Stimulus Credit

  • Dependents

  • Current students

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Situations not covered:

  • Investment income: Stock, interest, dividends, crypto, or capital gains/losses

  • Sale of home, real estate taxes, mortgage interest, or rental property income

  • Royalty, trusts, and foreign accounts

  • Business and farm income

  • Itemized deductions

  • Adoption credits and child and dependent care

  • Student loan interest

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Freelance, contractor, side hustle, or self-employed income and expenses

If you don’t qualify for a basic federal tax return, we have other paid tax filing options to help you easily file taxes online with TaxAct.

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