TaxACT Features

TaxACT

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

4.67/5 (21 reviews)

TaxACT Feature Summary

  • 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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TaxACT Feature Reviews

13 reviewers had the following to say about TaxACT's features:

Neha Tewari

Verified Reviewer

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

2018-04-19

Pros

Unlike Turbo Tax and H&R Block, it can’t import W-2 automatically due to which it takes time to file the return.

Cons

The lack of a W-2 import is disappointing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Shilleah Slaiter

Easy Way of Doing Our Small Business Taxes on Our Own!

2019-06-17

I loved TaxAct when we did use it! It is very affordable for small business owners, and guides you through all the questions in order to autofill our taxes.

Pros

It walked me through all the uploading and importing of our business tax information, and pretty much held my hand the whole way through our business taxes.

Cons

We ended up switching our Payroll to Intuit, so was easier for us to use Turbotax this year instead of TaxAct, since it is directly linked with our payroll

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisa Whitfield

Great tax software for business.

2019-08-01

Pros

The ease of migrating data forward year to year.

Cons

The initial setup can be a bit confusing.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Susan Hobbs

Easy to Use What More Can You Ask For

2019-09-09

Tackling that year-end chore of filing my taxes is almost palatable with TaxAct Business.

Pros

Let's face it, you still have to file them :( After you have your final numbers, it's just plug and play. Electronic filing is a breeze.

Cons

I discovered that my taxes did not get filed a couple of years ago. I have to confess that it might have been totally my error but just be sure you get the confirmation email that your returns have been accepted.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gregory Yankelovich

Verified Reviewer

Not impressed

2016-09-28

Had problem electronically submitting to IRS.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: GetApp
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Yvette Green

Good step-by-step tax software

2019-05-18

Pros

Does a good job of walking through each step and helping users understand what is required or relevant to them.

Cons

The interface is outdated and requires a lot of scrolling within unnecessarily small boxes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Hillel Aufrichtig

Verified Reviewer

Easy to use, price just went up.

2018-03-05

Pros

It's easy to use. Customer support is very helpful.

Cons

Time spent waiting for customer support is sometimes up to an hour.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Accounting company, myself only employees)

This Tax Software Saved me!

2019-10-26

Overall, I had a good experience with tax Act, and I was able to successfully file my taxes.

Pros

I love the ease of use of Tax Act business, and the way it intuitively helps tax prepares with the whole income tax prep process. It does this by providing explanations for complex terms, providing money saving suggestions, and providing alerts when it detects information may contains errors.

Cons

The aspect I liked least was the cost for State filings - federal filings were affordable however I felt that the state filing prices were over priced.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisa Edwards

Easy tax solution

2019-09-17

Pros

-super easy to use -all terms are defined in simple explanations so anyone can understand -it's easy to go back to any page and edit previous entries -you are prompted to answer yes/no to tons of questions so you don't miss out on any deductions -you can file your state and federal taxes right there at the website -you can save your progress and come back at a later time

Cons

there's nothing I don't like about taxact! It makes doing my taxes super simple

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sam Greavu

Verified Reviewer

Good tax service

2019-12-05

For the money it is a high quality product but other competition my be easier to use.

Pros

This site allows you to do annual taxes without the need of a CPA. It walks you through step by step on items you may need to enter.

Cons

It is not as user friendly as some other options such as taxslayer and TurboTax. It is a cheaper option though.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Amy Hulce

TaxAct

2020-03-27

Such a superb value, highly recommend

Pros

Sooo easy to use! Guides you through each step

Cons

No dislikes. Think program works great!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Angie Hartley

Tax act makes my taxes a breeze

2019-12-06

Pros

It's an easy software program to set up and even easier to do taxes.

Cons

It lagged a little after the latest upgrade but other than that it's great

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Use every year for taxes and cheaper than competitors

2019-08-15

Pros

It's also very easy to use and walks you through each step to earn the biggest refund.

Cons

Some questions were confusing and it could do a little better job explaining certain terms.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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