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Alternative Fact #4: At TurboTax, free can come at a price

“Bargain” airlines might save you money on a ticket, sure, but once you’re on board you’ll pay for your bag, your seat, even water. You know, all the stuff you think should be included at the original price. It’s the same drill with TurboTax. AbsoluteZero is free, sure, but once you get in there, TurboTax […]

What It Really Means to Get a Tax Refund

It’s tax season – or as it’s frequently called, “refund season!” And that means tax filers like you are barraged with messages about getting your “maximum refund.” Many of those messages come from tax software companies and even tax preparation store fronts. It’s certainly not new – the tax industry has been telling the “maximum […]

Alternative Tax Fact #3: When “free” is just another word for up-sell

TurboTax always boasts about being free. They call it AbsoluteZero. But once you’ve started your return, it doesn’t take long for them to try to push you into something much more expensive. And they do it in a very clever way, too.

Alternative Fact: “Free” isn’t Always Free

Alternative facts have received a lot of press recently. Unfortunately, they are not limited to politics or George Orwell’s 1984. They have also found their way into the do-it-yourself (DIY) online tax filing industry. Every tax season, leading tax software companies spew “Alternative Tax Facts” to all American tax filers – and we believe this […]

The IRS is open for business: why e-filing is a smart choice

The IRS officially kicked off the 2017 tax season today, marking the first day the agency begins accepting both e-filed and paper income tax returns. If you’ve already completed your 2016 return – great! Your return is one of the first in line for processing by the IRS. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, […]

3 things to know about our Price Lock Guarantee

At TaxAct, we believe in pricing transparency. Our goal is to ensure every customer knows upfront what they’ll pay to file their taxes. One important way we make that happen is by offering a Price Lock Guarantee on any of our online tax filing products. To help you better understand how it works, here are […]

Beat the deadline: find the right healthcare coverage

It’s that time of year again! Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment for 2017 officially kicked-off this week and will remain open through Jan. 31, 2017.