TaxAct Online Tax Preparation is a free federal tax preparation and electronic filing program for eligible taxpayers. The software was developed through a partnership between the IRS and a group of tax software companies. They are a leading provider of affordable digital and downloadable tax software for individuals. All forms are IRS and State approved.
The 2019 tax filing deadline and tax payments have been extended to July 15, 2020.
What is TaxAct Online Tax Preparation?
TaxAct makes filing your state and federal tax return easy with step-by-step guides and free phone support. Maximum refund and $100k accuracy guarantee.
Navigation And Ease Of Use
TaxAct’s user interface isn’t fancy or attractive but it works. It has all the basics needed to complete your taxes. The mobile app is even more basic. If you need a tax return for married or joint filing, you’ll have to log online to complete.
- access your taxes online or on mobile
- import last year’s return
- W-2 import
- donation assistant
- planning tools and calculators
Knowledge-base And Support
With TaxAct, you have access to an online knowledge-base to search for answers to your specific tax issues. Unlike other competitors, you don’t have the Q&A assistance, but you do have access to phone and email support to get specific advice. During tax season, your free phone support is available with late evening hours available 7-days a week.
Upgrade From Free Easily
TaxAct offers free tax software for basic filings, but if you need to upgrade you can do that in the middle of the process. You won’t have to restart.
TaxAct offers audit support through an FAQ page. You also have the option of buying Protection Plus, a service, that covers three years of audit services for this year’s return.
How to Get Your Refund
You can get your refund through direct deposit into a bank account which is the fastest option. Or you can wait for a check in the mail. Additionally, you can apply your refund to next year’s taxes or direct the IRS to buy US Savings Bonds.