TaxACT Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Tax Preparation Software, File Taxes Online, Free E-filing

3.67/5 (6 reviews)

TaxACT overview

TaxACT Software and Over-the-Web Services:

TaxACT is available in both software and Web-based versions and offers users two ways to enter data: the interview format, or the forms-based entry method. TaxACT also provides its users a highly reliable and robust alerts system to prevent costly mistakes generally caused by omissions or missed opportunities to maximize deductions. Regardless of the TaxACT version and / or platform, all forms are IRS and State approved.

TaxACT Online Free Federal Edition and Free Federal Edition software for Windows contain the most common forms, schedules and worksheets that enable everyone to prepare, print, and e-file their federal tax return for free. No gimmicks, no stipulations and no surprises. TaxACT State Editions are available for all income-taxing states for just $14.99 each — one of the lowest priced state returns.

For the do-it-yourself tax preparer who wants extra advice and additional tax tools, TaxACT is available in a Deluxe Edition (download) for just $12.99 and includes ONE (1) free federal e-file - a $7.95 value in itself. TaxACT Online Deluxe is $12.99 and includes ONE (1) free federal e-file. Plus, TaxACT State Editions are available for all income-taxing states.


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TaxACT reviews

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Neha Tewari

Affordable but doesn’t offer as many extra features as its competitors

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-19
Review Source: GetApp

TaxAct software is comparatively easy to use, with pricing that compares well with most of the other available software. Unlike Turbo Tax and H&R Block, it can’t import W-2 automatically due to which it takes time to file the return. Tax Act is relatively less expensive. The interface is simple and navigation is relatively easy. Tax Act allows you to import a previous year’s return, which saves some time as individual do not have to enter all your personal information. It also allows you to pay your filing fee with your refund. Review and alerts are also available in this software before finalizing of returns.

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Hillel Aufrichtig

Easy to use, price just went up.

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-05
Review Source: GetApp

It's easy to use. Customer support is very helpful. Once you gather all your tax papers, the app leads you with questions to fill out your tax forms easily.

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Did the job

Used other for free trial
Reviewed 2018-04-26
Review Source: GetApp

I found it to be a friendly app, clean layout, organized questions, and overall offers many features.

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Sam Greavu

Good but could be much better.

Used other for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-04
Review Source: GetApp

I have used tax act once because the cost. It is one of the cheaper options for taxes if you don't have complicated accounts or businesses.

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Gregory Yankelovich

Not impressed

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-09-28
Review Source: GetApp

Used id for personal and small business. Had problem electronically submitting to IRS. In fact, the TaxAct indicated that it was submitted, but later I got the request from IRS to submit it by paper.

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TaxACT pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
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Free Federal Edition

Deluxe for $12.99
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Free Edition + State for $17.99

Deluxe + State for $17.99

Ultimate Bundle Deluxe (Federal) + State:

$17.99 Over the web
$21.99 Download or CD
$28.99 Download or CD

Home and Business Bundles:

1065 Bundle for $59.99
1120S Bundle for $59.99
1120 Bundle for $59.99

TaxACT features


API (181 other apps)
Accounting Integration (125 other apps)
Accounting Management (122 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (124 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (111 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (87 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (126 other apps)
Compliance Management (87 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (97 other apps)
Data Import/Export (106 other apps)
Electronic Payments (114 other apps)
Expense Tracking (122 other apps)
Financial Analysis (85 other apps)
Invoice Management (174 other apps)
Invoice Processing (103 other apps)
Multi-Currency (106 other apps)
Real Time Data (109 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (137 other apps)
Third Party Integration (115 other apps)

Additional information for TaxACT

Key features of TaxACT

  • TaxACT Bookmarks
  • PayPower™ for direct deposit of refunds
  • Interactive Dependents Tax Assistant
  • TaxACT DocVault™ for saving images
  • FAFSA Assistance
  • On-the-go status of e-filed returns, IRS refund, and more
  • Tax Glossary of 300 tax terms
  • Create a LegalACT last will and testament
  • Stock Assistant for quick summaries
  • Multiple refund options
  • PDF import
  • Personalized form view
  • Loan & Savings Calculators
  • Data Archive Service
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- Free Version

It's true! FREE to prepare, FREE to print, FREE to e-file - no income or age restrictions. Get the fastest tax refund possible with free e-file. Handles simple AND complex tax returns — supports 1040, 1040A, & 1040EZ, and includes all e-fileable IRS forms to handle all filing statuses & life situations.

Finds all credits & deductions for the biggest refund

Boost your tax savings with Credit, Deduction, and Income Examiners. Get the biggest refund guaranteed with TaxACT's Maximum Refund Pledge. See how changes affect your refund after every step of TaxACT's easy interview process.

All the free help & support you need, when you need it

Never get stumped by a tax question. The enhanced TaxACT Answer Center gives you personalized, free help. Search for the fastest answers and video tutorials, or contact technical and TaxPayer Support specialists by email for free. Receive help via phone for a one-time fee of $7.99 for the entire 2013 tax year.

- Deluxe for $12.99

Turn 1,300+ commonly donated items into huge savings

Put more cash in your wallet! Donation Assistant® tracks your charitable donations and provides audit-backed values - eliminating guess work. View Donation Assistant in action.

ENHANCED! Learn how life changes impact your taxes

Redesigned to be even easier to understand major tax implications, New content in TaxACT Life Events will help you get the biggest income tax deductions possible with personalized life tips that appear as you complete your return.

Multiple import options save time & reduce errors

TaxACT Import transfers vital personal data from last year's tax return, including AGI/PIN and others required to match IRS records in order to e-file. Other imports include Stock Import, W-2 Import and Schedule K-1 Import.

- Free Edition + State for $17.99

Finish your state tax return fast and easy

All of your federal tax information automatically transfers to your state tax return. Simply start your federal return with either TaxACT Online Free Edition or TaxACT Online Deluxe, answer a few state specific questions, and you'll have your state taxes done in minutes.

All the free help & support you need, when you need it

Never get stumped by a tax question. The TaxACT Answer Center gives you personalized, free help. Search for the fastest answers and video tutorials, or contact technical and TaxPayer Support specialists by email for free. Receive help via phone for a one-time fee of $7.99 for the entire 2013 tax year.

Free state e-file for a faster refund

The fastest way to get your state refund is included at no additional cost. Available for all 42 income-taxing states that accept e-filed returns. When you e-file, you'll get an acknowledgement from the state as proof that your return has been filed.