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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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Based on IRS statistics, not actual customer data.*

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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.

A Pro tip: Turn Big Purchases into big write-offs
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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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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 12/15/2020.
  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.
*Offer Details & Disclosures

TaxAct Costs Less: “20% less” or “File for less” claim based on comparison with TurboTax federal pricing for paid consumer online 1040 filing products on 3/12/2021. “$15 less” claim based on comparison with TurboTax federal pricing for paid consumer online 1040 filing products on 3/29/2021.

$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.

TaxAct Xpert Help: Available to certain users of TaxAct's online, consumer 1040 product for an additional charge. Service hours limited to designated scheduling times and by expert availability. Some tax topics or situations may not be included as part of this service. View full TaxAct Xpert Help Terms and Conditions

Start Free and File Free: The TaxAct Online Free Edition makes free federal filing available for simple returns only. Not everyone has a simple return. Find out if you have a simple return and more about what this year’s Free Edition includes. 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 or 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.

All-Inclusive: All-Inclusive is a collection of select products and services that may be used to enhance your DIY tax preparation and filing experience. This offer does not include Xpert Help, additional state(s), or a tax professional preparing a return on your behalf. 50% savings based on a la carte pricing. Final price, including added sales taxes, is determined at the time of filing and subject to change.

Deduction Maximizer: TaxAct's Deduction Maximizer guides you step by step through the process of completing your return in a way that helps you uncover additional tax advantages, and helps you maximize your deductions by checking dozens of additional deductions we know from experience folks don't think to look for. Each deduction you claim may reduce the amount of tax you owe, resulting in a lower IRS bill overall.

My TaxPlan™: Your customized My TaxPlanTM features potential refund-growing opportunities and easy-to-follow instructions based on information you provide for your current tax return. Refund boost claimed in advertising 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.

Import: TaxAct can import the data you filed last year with us or your return from PDF files of 1040 returns prepared by many but not all tax prep software solutions.

Refund Transfer: Refund Transfer is a fee-based product offered by Republic Bank & Trust Company, member FDIC. A Refund Transfer Fee and all other authorized amounts will be deducted from the taxpayer's tax refund.

See Audit Defense provided by Tax Protection Plus for further details of services and requirements. May not apply to certain forms and credits. Certain customers may not qualify for services based on past tax audit history, residency or other factors. Audit Defense is not insurance. Audit Defense is subject to terms and conditions located on Tax Protection Plus's website.

Refer-A-Friend: For each friend you refer to TaxAct who did not file with us last year, you get a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card after they complete their taxes using TaxAct’s 2020 Deluxe, Premier or Self Employed product. Even better, they get 20% off our federal tax filing products by using the share link you provide! It’s not every day you get to be somebody’s hero and make money doing it.

Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards ("GCs") cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods at Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation. All Amazon ®, TM & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.

This offer is subject to specific terms and conditions. Offer is subject to change. The value of your gift card is dependent on the offer available at the time you make the referral.

Over 80 Million Returns Filed: Based on e-filed federal returns through TaxAct Consumer and TaxAct Professional software since 2000.

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.

Most Popular: TaxAct Deluxe is our most popular product among our online customers with more complex tax situations.

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