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We help you file taxes quickly and confidently.
All the tools and support you need to make filing easy.
Switch from your previous online tax provider by simply uploading a PDF of your previous year's return. Our tax preparation software takes it from there.
Let dedicated tax professionals handle interactions with the IRS on the off chance you get audited over the next three years after you file your return.
We offer quick, easy-to-digest bits of information while you’re filing that help improve your tax outcome and financial wellness.
When it comes to paying for your filing fees, we offer options like choosing to have your fees deducted directly from your refund.
After you file your taxes, we’ll give you complimentary advice on ways to boost next year's refund with a customized tax plan.
Whenever there’s an important change to the status of your return, our tax preparation service will keep you up to date and help you when necessary.
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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.