Over 45 million federal tax returns have been filed with TaxAct, by consumers, business owners and tax professionals alike. Then I get a email on Saturday saying I need to finish my filing, even though I had put in bank info for efile. Some tax topics moved into pricier tiers. TaxAct also has a mobile app that you can use to, among other things, snap a picture of your W2 for uploading. I am a banker and understand finance and tax well. TaxAct offers a variety of plans, each targeted at slightly different financial situations. All you have to do is visit the office with the giant green block outside.
TaxAct offers Tax Refund Status tracking. This year I owed the feds nothing but they said I owed the state 184. I know Taxact is not responsible for errors, but I will never recommend them to anyone. It uses an interview approach, like other filing services, but is not as interactive as some other services. The next step, however, involves a navigational choice.
Customer support Finally, we combed through help forums, asked questions on chat, and listened to our share of mediocre hold music before talking with customer support on the phone. Our goal is to provide consistent, dependable information about brands and products being sold on the market today, so that we may assist consumers in making their buying decisions. The software is designed in-house with the input of tax accountants for the highest degree of accuracy. An Effective Mobile Translation Although TaxAct doesn't offer standalone apps, the company has done a beautiful job of using responsive design to translate the desktop version into a solid mobile experience. The TaxAct questions tend to be a bit more complex than top of the line software packages like or , but TaxAct makes up for the complexity by offering an easy to use menu. In case you you would like to quickly locate the optimal Tax Software according to our experts we advise you try out one of these services: Wave, QuickBooks Online, Sage 50cloud.
It doesn't matter that you have a confirmation that all is good and 'you completed your return', finished, thank you for using us. When it finds and error, the tool displays the error on the screen and provides fields for corrections and additions without forcing you to find your way back to the original page. Actually, only about 10 minutes of that time was I speaking with them; the rest of the time I was on hold. About 150 million taxpayers can now use the same form. Original review: April 14, 2019 100% Accuracy Guarantee is bunk!! If you have any specific questions while considering which product or service you may buy, feel free to reach out to us anytime. Having a year to year comparison of taxes can really help you understand what changed, and how that affects your tax refund.
At this point, I could have done my taxes faster by hand. Please visit the referenced site for current information. This could include minimizing taxes on investments or just planning your expenses throughout the year so that you make things easier for you come April. I have never owed for last 33 years, but this year, I will owe a penalty because the site would not allow my timely filing. An advisor will help you navigate the intricacies of the tax code and maximize your refund. All product support is included in the cost of the software.
TurboTax has managed to make doing your taxes feel like a simple game, a breezy slideshow that might end with a fat refund check and no audit. Now I have to find another service after having all the work done in advance. Direct deposit is usually the quickest way. TaxAct Professional offers the optional Client Xchange portal, which allows firms and clients to securely exchange documents. Like most tax preparation software, TaxAct has a guided option where the software asks a series of questions, and prompts you to enter information in the necessary places. All you have to do is answer the questions on each page before you advance to the next one. I had to go back in and finish it.
Yesterday I looked for a pending debit and it never showed up, not today either. Original review: April 19, 2019 This company never responded to my issues with filing this year for tax year 2018 and then they would not close my account. I gather this feedback may be unpopular. The included support should put novices at ease, while providing useful backup for tax veterans. If you're starting from scratch, TaxAct Deluxe Plus next has to get some basic information about you up front, such as names and addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers.
I was ready to file except for this problem by mid-Feb. TaxAct has undergone several changes since last year. Users simply invite their clients to sign up for the application, with the ability to share documents once the client is registered. We take privacy seriously, please refer to our to learn more about how we keep you protected. File free is stated for simple forms. As far as my State return: Yeah, TaxAct e-file price is steep. Navigation One of 's is their easy to use Navigation Menu.
You cannot tell if you have really filed, until you get their email. I am going to another provider after using TaxAct for over 7 years. Unlike the other versions, filers would also have access to year-round tax support and planning, along with detailed guidance on reporting business and farming income. We could have easily been audited had our accountant not caught this to get ahead of it. The app was very glitchy and it took a long time, because I keep getting bounced out and had to start again, both on Friday and Saturday.
Last but not the least, it offers a unique feature called Price Lock Guarantee which allows users to pay only the listed price of the product at the time they started their tax return, and not its price when they filed the return. With a commitment to providing a great user experience, TaxAct is dedicated to giving you an efficient and rewarding experience. I kept going back and forth to see if I was missing something. This tool enables you to maximize future tax and healthcare savings with personal strategies and tips. Plus, users get a free, one-year subscription to Intuit QuickBooks. We also liked that TaxSlayer let us skip around to different steps.