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Top 6 Reasons to Switch to TaxAct

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File your taxes with confidence.

Your max tax refund is guaranteed.

Thinking of switching online tax prep providers this year? Look no further.

E-filing with TaxAct® gives you the tools and expert support you need to file taxes yourself and ensure you get the tax refund you deserve. After all, your tax refund is money you’ve already earned — we just want to help you get it all back.

1. Hard to beat prices

At TaxAct, we don’t believe you should have to pay a premium price to file your taxes. Make the switch to TaxAct’s DIY e-file solution this year to file your federal tax return for less than TurboTax1. Our prices are not only easier on your pocketbook, but our easy-to-use software makes taxes less complicated, so you’ll feel confident filing.

2. File confidently with a $100k Accuracy Guarantee

Any tax software provider can promise to help you get your biggest refund possible.

At TaxAct, we go one step further by creating a guarantee that stands above the rest. Choosing to file with any of our TaxAct consumer online products provides the added comfort of knowing your return is backed by our Maximum Refund and $100k Accuracy Guarantees2.

With the strongest accuracy guarantee in the industry, we are confident our software is 100% accurate and will get you your maximum refund. If we’re wrong, we’ll refund any tax filing software fees, pay any difference in your lower refund or higher tax liability, and cover any legal or audit costs up to $100,000.

With an accuracy guarantee like that, the better question is, why wouldn’t you choose a tax prep provider with that level of confidence?

3. W-2 import capabilities

We strive to make the online tax filing experience as painless as possible, and one of the ways we do this is with our W-2 import feature. Simply snap a photo of your W-2 form, upload your photo or PDF to our website, and we’ll take it from there. Our tax filing software will import the information from your W-2, so you don’t have to worry about painstakingly inputting each number yourself. Less worrying about typos and time saved? Yes, please.

4. Protect yourself with Audit Defense

Raise your hand if you’ve ever worried about getting audited by the IRS.

When you e-file your federal income tax return with us, you can opt to enroll in Audit Defense, provided by Tax Protection Plus3.

Audit Defense gives you peace of mind in case of an audit by handling the situation on your behalf. If you get audited, just give Protection Plus a call. You will be assigned a trained tax audit specialist to guide you through the next steps. Your dedicated specialist will manage any necessary correspondence with the IRS for you.

Audit Defense gives you federal and state audit assistance for three years after filing your return. In addition to audit assistance, Protection Plus can also help taxpayers with tax debt relief, denied tax credits, and tax fraud.

5. Talk to real tax experts

This year we’re offering expert tax advice with Xpert Assist℠ available as an added service with all returns4.

Our tax specialists can give you expert tax advice and answer questions you have throughout the filing process. If you wish, an expert can also give your return a quick review before you file for extra peace of mind.

Even if you’re pretty confident with DIY filing, it’s nice to know our experts are available just in case a new scenario or question pops up for you while e-filing.

6. ProTips for peace of mind

Throughout the TaxAct filing experience, you will see quick, easy-to-digest pieces of relevant information along the way. We call these ProTips, and they are carefully picked out to help you understand and improve your tax outcome.

ProTips allow you to take control of your return and learn about tax advantages you may not have been aware of, so look out for them within the TaxAct filing experience.

Join the millions of people who use TaxAct’s online tax service each year and start your return today.

*Read more about the TaxAct Maximum Refund and $100k Accuracy Guarantees.
1Claim based on comparison with TurboTax federal pricing for paid consumer online 1040 filing products on 11/15/2023.
2If you receive a reduced refund or increased tax liability, or pay penalty or interest because of a TaxAct error, we’ll cover such charges and pay you the difference in the refund or liability up to $100,000. Guarantee only applies to software errors and does not apply to errors attributable to the user. See https://www.taxact.com/company/accuracy-guarantee for more information.
3See Audit Defense provided by Tax Protection Plus (PDF) for further details of services and requirements. May not apply to certain forms and credits. Certain customers may not qualify for services based on past tax audit history, residency, or other factors. Audit Defense is not insurance. Audit Defense is subject to terms and conditions (PDF) located on Tax Protection Plus’s website.
TaxAct, Inc. gets fees from some third parties, including Tax Protection Plus, that provide offers to its customers. This compensation may affect what and how we communicate offers to you. TaxAct is not a party to any transactions you may choose to enter into with Tax Protection Plus, does not itself offer legal or financial advice, and disclaims any liability arising out of such transactions. Please see the third parties’ websites for full terms and conditions.”
4TaxAct® Xpert Assist is available as an added service to users of TaxAct’s online consumer 1040 product. Additional fees apply. Unlimited access refers to an unlimited quantity of expert contacts available to each customer. Service hours limited to designated scheduling times and by expert availability. Some tax topics or situations may not be included as part of this service. Review of customer return is broad, does not extend to source documents and is not intended to be comprehensive; expert is available to address specific questions raised by customer. View full TaxAct Xpert Assist Terms and Conditions.
This article is for informational purposes only and not legal or financial advice.
All TaxAct offers, products and services are subject to applicable terms and conditions.

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