TaxACT Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

TaxACT

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

4.67/5 (21 reviews)

TaxACT Pricing

Pricing model: Free

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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

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TaxACT Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Does a good job of walking through each step and helping users understand what is required or relevant to them.Yvette G.Read the full review
  • Overall, I had a good experience with tax Act, and I was able to successfully file my taxes.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • 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.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
Cons
  • The lack of a W-2 import is disappointing. Being able to upload your income information saves time and prevents errors from manual entry.Neha T.Read the full review
  • Some things are listed only by their "technical title" and I would have to figure out which is which myself. Minor inconvenience for those not familiar with tax forms.Hailey C.Read the full review
  • 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.Gregory Y.Read the full review
95%
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11 reviewers had the following to say about TaxACT's pricing:

Anonymous

This Tax Software Saved me!

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-10-26
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Use every year for taxes and cheaper than competitors

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It is cheaper than TurboTax and other bigger tax solutions. 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sam Greavu

Good tax service

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-05
Review Source: GetApp

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Hillel Aufrichtig

Easy to use, price just went up.

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

Pros
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.

Cons
Time spent waiting for customer support is sometimes up to an hour. They just raised the price for the state returns .

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Lisa Loki

I feel comfortable recommending TaxAct

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-24
Review Source: Capterra

It's been a great experience, I've used it every year for a while now, for my business and others.

Pros
TaxAct has a great free software product, but this Business software is good for businesses. I do my own taxes and also help others and I'm happy when I use TaxAct.

Cons
I feel that the ease of use is great and the price is reasonable, no complaints. It meets the competition and exceeds it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

I love TaxAct Business, great pricing.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
What I like most about TaxAct Business are the prices and the ability to do taxes at home. Also being able to go back and see previous years, and get help from a tax professional.

Cons
Well unlike some other tax software, it's not as automated and colorful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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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

Pros
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.

Cons
The lack of a W-2 import is disappointing. Being able to upload your income information saves time and prevents errors from manual entry. It also lacks good customer support.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Amy Hulce

TaxAct

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-27
Review Source: Capterra

Such a superb value, highly recommend

Pros
Sooo easy to use! Guides you through each step

Cons
No dislikes. Think program works great!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Shilleah Slaiter

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

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-06-17
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tanya Bergstrom

Good tax software

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

I use this for my personal businesses and have been very happy. Switched a few years ago and wouldn't go back.

Pros
I like the cost compared to Turbo Tax and the results come out exactly the same when comparing the two options.

Cons
Customer support could be better and sometimes finding information on the tax items is hard to find.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Did the job

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

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

Cons
I really didn't use it enough to determine what cons there are. There is a cost associated so, I advise to review a couple of tax apps and determine what works best for your environment.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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