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It pays to plan. My Tax Plan could help a typical filer boost their next refund by over $200! It’s included for everyone, customized, and yours when you file with TaxAct.

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My Tax Plan

File with us and you'll get a detailed action plan that can help you make next year's refund even bigger. A typical taxpayer boosts theirs by over $200 -- yours could be even more!

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How it works.

1. File with TaxAct then open your custom My Tax Plan.

2. You'll find refund-growing opportunities and easy-to-follow instructions.

3. Quick tips are provided to keep you on track for a bigger refund next year.

*We'll create a customized My Tax Plan for you. Over $200 refund boost calculated using recent IRS statistics and trade press regarding contributions to retirement accounts. We will highlight other potential savings, too, so your refund boost could be bigger.

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Deduction Maximizer™

This smart tool makes it easier to get the deductions you deserve. It guides you through the filing process step-by-step, uncovering additional tax advantages along the way.

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Pro Tips

We alert you to deductions commonly claimed by tax professionals, so you don't leave money on the table.

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$100k Accuracy Guarantee

Your maximum refund, backed by
our $100k Accuracy Guarantee

Anyone can promise your biggest refund. But only TaxAct stands behind that promise and backs it up with $100,000.1 Every calculation on your return is covered by our $100k Accuracy Guarantee.2

  1. Based on publicly available terms, warranties and guaranties published by other leading providers of online tax preparation products as of 05/21/2020.
  2. Maximum Refund and 100k Accuracy Guarantee: If you pay an IRS or state penalty or interest because of a TaxAct calculation error, we'll pay you the difference in the refund or liability up to $100,000. This guarantee only applies to errors contained in our software, and does not apply to errors attributable to the user. Click here for more information.
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Guarantees

$100k Accuracy Guarantee: If you pay an IRS or state penalty or interest because of a TaxAct calculation error, we'll pay you the difference in the refund or liability up to $100,000. This guarantee applies only to errors contained in our software; it doesn't apply to errors the customer makes. It also only applies to returns that are e-filed by taxpayers preparing their own tax returns using TaxAct's Consumer 1040 products (those located at http://www.taxact.com/taxes-online). Find out more about our $100k Accuracy Guarantee.

Maximum Refund Guarantee: If an error in our software causes you to receive a smaller refund or larger tax liability than you receive using the same data with another tax preparation product, we will pay you the difference in the refund or liability up to $100,000 and refund the applicable software fees you paid us. This guarantee only applies to returns that are e-filed by taxpayers preparing their own tax returns using our Consumer 1040 products (those located at http://www.taxact.com/taxes-online).

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied with any TaxAct product, you may stop using the product prior to printing and/or filing your return. We are unable to refund fees after you print or e-file your return.

Surprisingly Legal Deductions and Credits

*TaxAct is a DIY tax software that guides users in accurately preparing their taxes by reviewing over 350 credits and deductions. Examples of specific deductions and credits don't work for all folks or in all circumstances and by themselves don't constitute legal or tax advice. Your personal tax situation may vary.

Free Filing

The TaxAct Online 2019 Free Edition makes free federal available for simple returns only. Not everyone has a simple return. Find out if you have a simple return and more about what the 2019 Free Edition includes.

Start Free and File Free

File free with TaxAct's Online 2019 Free Edition. Find out more about free product. For all other products, you can start free and pay only when you file. This means you will not be charged if you decide to stop using any product prior to printing and e-filing.

Edition Pricing

*Actual prices are determined at the time of payment, print or e-file and are subject to change without notice. Add sales tax for applicable orders. Offers may end at any time and promotional offers may not be combined.

Competitor Pricing Comparison

'Cost Less' comparison based on prices offered by TaxAct and TurboTax for comparable consumer online products effective on 3/12/2020.

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Depiction of refund amounts are illustrative and not based on actual customers.

Quick Start Options

Quick start options include PDF import, prior year import, and W-2 photo capture. To import your prior year return, you must either have a PDF copy of a return available or have filed your return the previous year with TaxAct. To capture your W-2 with a camera with your phone, you must be able to download and install TaxAct's mobile app and grant it the necessary camera and image privileges. To ensure accuracy, we will ask you to review any information we're able to import (either through PDF import, prior year import, or W-2 photo capture) and review it for accuracy. These quick start options save time by not requiring you to enter some of your information manually.

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