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.
Start by requesting help.
After submitting your question, an expert will reach out to you over the phone.
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.
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.
Our tax return experts are
ready for you.
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.
Let's find the right product for your tax situation.
Save up to 30% on federal tax filing with expert assistance compared to TurboTax®. Pay only when you file.
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Absolutely amazing the Xpert Assist team talks you through your problem and with your permission you can screen share so they can see where the problem is. Thank you TaxAct you are truly amazing.
Xpert Assist made it easy.
TaxAct makes filling taxes so easy, it's actually fun. No matter how complicated your taxes may be, there is a expert to help walk you through every step.
This is my 2nd year and am 100% sold on TaxAct. I had two tax situations that I had not encountered in my 40+ years of tax filings. I used Tax Expert Assist on both issues and was blown-away on how easy it was. I will forever be a TaxAct customer.
Tax experts much appreciated
I had to use the tax experts twice this year. So glad they were available. Really helped me out with questions I had.
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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:
(assuming no added tax complexity)
Child Tax Credits
Earned Income Credits
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
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.