TaxAct 2017 Basic Edition

TaxAct 2017 Basic Edition

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Save time with import and get live support when you need it

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Never get stumped by a tax question. Search for the fastest answers in the Answer Center, or contact us for free tax & technical support when you need it.

Reduce your audit risk with TaxAct Alerts

TaxAct inspects your return for errors and omissions that could increase your risk of an audit, and finds valuable tax-saving opportunities you may have missed.

Perfect for your unique situation

Get everything you need to file your simple return, including prior year import and live support. TaxAct Basic saves you time and provides extra help so you can file your return easy & fast.

Import options to save time

Transfer vital personal data from last year's tax return, including information required for IRS e-file. Plus, minimize errors by importing your W-2 information and more!

Essential tax tips & strategies

TaxTutor Guidance provides expert tax tips & strategies as you move through your return, including money-saving deductions, simple explanations, and pitfalls to avoid.

Extra guidance for life changes

TaxAct Life Events will help you get the biggest income tax deductions possible with personalized life tips that appear as you complete your return.

Free Amended Tax Returns

Need to amend your IRS return? File Form 1040X at any time - no upsells or upgrades required.

Finish your state return in minutes

Your federal information automatically flows into your state tax forms so you can finish and file your state return in minutes!

Step-by-step guidance for maximum refund

Your return is guaranteed 100% accurate, and you'll get your maximum refund the fastest way possible with e-file.

Bookmarks

Navigate your return on your terms. Simply Bookmark a question to return to it at any time.

My Forms

Get a personalized view of the forms and schedules included in your return. Easily add copies of needed documents and view your in-progress forms.

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Subject to change upon IRS releasing 2017 tax forms.

Included IRS Tax Forms:

1040A
Individual Income Tax Return–Short Form
1040EZ
Individual Income Tax Return–Short Form
1040ES
Estimated Tax Payment Worksheet
1040V
Form 1040 Payment Voucher
1040X
Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
1045
Application for Tentative Refund
1095-A
Health Insurance Marketplace Statement
1099-R
Distributions from Retirement Plans
1127
Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Tax Due to Undue Hardship
1310
Refund Due a Deceased Person
14039
Identity Theft Affidavit
2120
Multiple Support Declaration
2441
Child & Dependent Care Expenses
2848
Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative
4868
Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File
5471
Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations
8332
Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent
8379
Injured Spouse Allocation
8453
Tax Transmittal for E-File
8606
Nondeductible IRAs
8615
Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income
8915A
Qualified 2016 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments
8915B
Qualified 2017 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments
8962
Premium Tax Credit
8965
Health Coverage Exemptions
W-7
Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
W-7 (COA)
Certificate of Accuracy for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
8815
Exclusion of Interest from Series EE & I U.S. Savings Bonds Issued After 1989
8822
Change of Address
8862
Info. to Claim EIC After Disallowance
8863
Education Credits
8880
Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
8888
Allocation of Refund (Including Bond Purchases)
8917
Tuition and Fees Deduction
9465
Installment Agreement Request
FinCEN Form 114
Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts
W-4
Employee's Withholding Allowance

Included Tax Schedules:

B
Interest and Ordinary Dividends
EIC
Earned Income Credit
R
Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
1045-A
NOL
1045-B
NOL Carryover
5471-I
Summary of Shareholder's Income From Foreign Corporation
8812
Child Tax Credit
5471-J
Accumulated E&P of Controlled Foreign Corp.
5471-M
Transactions Between Controlled Foreign Corp.'s and Shareholders
5471-O
Organization, Reorganization, Acquisition and Disposition
5713-A
International Boycott Factor
5713-B
Specifically Attributable Taxes and Income
5713-C
Tax Effect of the International Boycott Provisions
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Guarantees

$100k Accuracy Guarantee: If you pay an IRS or state penalty or interest because of a TaxAct calculation error, we'll pay you the difference in the refund or liability up to $100,000. This guarantee applies only to errors contained in our software; it doesn't apply to errors the customer makes. It also only applies to returns that are e-filed by taxpayers preparing their own tax returns using TaxAct's Consumer 1040 products (those located at http://www.taxact.com/taxes-online). Find out more about our $100k Accuracy Guarantee here.

Maximum Refund Guarantee: If an error in our software causes you to receive a smaller refund or larger tax liability than you receive using the same data with another tax preparation product, we will pay you the difference in the refund or liability up to $100,000 and refund the applicable software fees you paid us. This guarantee only applies to returns that are e-filed by taxpayers preparing their own tax returns using our Consumer 1040 products (those located at http://www.taxact.com/taxes-online).

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied with any TaxAct product, you may stop using the product prior to printing and/or filing your return. We are unable to refund fees after you print or e-file your return.

Surprisingly Legal Deductions and Credits

*TaxAct is a DIY tax software that guides users in accurately preparing their taxes by reviewing over 350 credits and deductions. Examples of specific deductions and credits don't work for all folks or in all circumstances and by themselves don't constitute legal or tax advice. Your personal tax situation may vary.

Free Filing

The TaxAct Online 2019 Free Edition makes free federal and state filing available for simple returns only. Not everyone has a simple return. Find out if you have a simple return and more about what the 2019 Free Edition includes here.

Start Free and File Free

File free with TaxAct's Online 2019 Free Edition. Find out more about this product here. For all other products, you can start free and pay only when you file. This means you will not be charged if you decide to stop using any product prior to printing and e-filing.

Edition Pricing

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Other

Depiction of 2,899 refund is based on average consumer refund for individual income tax returns per IRS statistics for TY2018.

Quick Start Options

Quick start options include PDF import, prior year import, and W-2 photo capture. To import your prior year return, you must either have a PDF copy of a return available or have filed your return the previous year with TaxAct. To capture your W-2 with a camera with your phone, you must be able to download and install TaxAct's mobile app and grant it the necessary camera and image privileges. To ensure accuracy, we will ask you to review any information we're able to import (either through PDF import, prior year import, or W-2 photo capture) and review it for accuracy. These quick start options save time by not requiring you to enter some of your information manually.

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