Software : TaxAct : TaxAct


(as of 1/17/2019)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Prepares U.S. Federal and State tax returns
  • Provides step-by-step guidance
  • Offers free expert tax advice
  • Guarantees the maximum refund and 100% accuracy

TaxAct is a tax preparation program used to prepare and file U.S. Federal and State tax returns. It provides a cost-effective, do-it-yourself experience.

TaxAct is available online or for Windows as a download in the following editions:

  1. Free - No cost option for simple federal tax returns
  2. Basic - Allows you to import data from the previous year
  3. Plus - Most popular option for itemized returns, homeowners, and investors
  4. Premium - Best choice for self-employed users, contractors, and freelancers

The TaxAct interface provides step-by-step guidance with simple, straight-forward questions. The program guarantees a 100% accurate return and the maximum refund possible. Throughout the return process, the program displays the current calculated total tax refund or tax due amount. If you do get hung up on a question or are confused by your refund or tax due amount, TaxAct offers technical assistance through its Answer Center and free email help.

TaxAct is a solid tool for helping you file your taxes. It provides step-by-step guidance and guarantees 100% accuracy on your returns. TaxAct may not offer the same technical assistance and amount of features as Intuit TurboTax or H&R Block Tax Software but it is available for much less. TaxAct proves to be a cost-effective and helpful tool for preparing and filing U.S. Federal and State tax returns.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.TA8 – TaxAct 2018 Tax Return File

Other file extensions used by TaxAct 2018

Supported File Types
.BA6TaxAct 2016 Tax Return Backup File
.BA7TaxAct 2017 Tax Return Backup File
.BA8TaxAct 2018 Tax Return Backup File
.TA4TaxAct 2014 Tax Return File
.TA5TaxAct 2015 Tax Return File
.TA6TaxAct 2016 Tax Return File
.TA7TaxAct 2017 Tax Return File
Additional Related File Formats
.PDFPortable Document Format File

Updated: January 17, 2019