TaxAct for the Web

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  • I filed my own taxes and saved over $150!

    May 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saves you money.
    Cons: Some prompts may be confusing.

    Summary: TaxACT - Managing your finances online or on your computer purchasing their software For many years my husband went to an accountant to have our income taxes done. It didn't matter to me since we had a home based business and it was my ... read more

  • Excellent for Most of Us

    Feb 14, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great price, accurate, fast download, easy navigation, user friendly. imports previous year's return.
    Cons: Q&A: cumbersome and confusing
    Alerts: irritating and redundant

    Summary: I am not a professional tax preparer.  I have, however, prepared tax returns for myself and numerous friends for many years. These returns are uncomplicated, mine having been the only ones that involved more than schedule A - namely schedules D, ... read more

  • FINE in 2008, TERRIBLE this year (2009)

    Apr 13, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: none. all the items that were pros for me are actually charged extra every year.
    Cons: the entire service, complexity and customer service.

    Summary: I used tax axt last year on the advice of my father in law. It was my first return altogteher and I spent a lot of time on it but mostly because of all the business expenses and complications.It was fine last year, I even paid the $14 for the state ... read more

  • Taxact needs debugging, updating

    Feb 3, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: cheap, easy to use, imports previous years data  
    Cons: programming bugs make it very frustrating to use

    Summary: I started using Taxact in 1999 after having problems with TaxCut.  After all these good years, I am ready to drop TaxAct for one of the other products.  Why all the trouble in Paridise?  Well, the 2008 version of this product has several ... read more

  • Every year I swear I won't use TaxAct Online again

    Feb 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy
    Cons: VERY SLOW, too many pages to complete taxes, needs improved navigation

    Summary: Here I sit completing my 2007 return and swearing once again that this will be the last time I use TaxAct Online. I get pulled in every year because they have my previous year's return & I think that they MUST have improved from the previous year. ... read more

  • Less than great

    Feb 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap Free version available that includes federal e-file Yielded same value as TaxCut
    Cons: Bad interface No audit support Not be advanced enough Need deluxe for decent documentation

    Summary: For 2006, I tried TurboTax without really thinking. Afterwards, I found that TaxCut seemed to offer more features for the money. So, for my 2007 taxes, I decided to do a bit more research and stumbled upon TaxACT. Hmm, $5 cheaper than TaxCut Basic ... read more

  • Great Tax Software

    Feb 11, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Intuitive. Data entry by: interview, directly on forms or both.
    Cons: None unless there are problems when I E-file in April.

    Summary: After using TaxAct Ultimate for my 2007 federal and state taxes, I highly recommend it. I am just a normal taxpayer with no interest in TaxAct beyond appreciating a good product and good value. For several prior years, I had used the on-line ... read more

  • E-File for Free with TaxAct.com

    Feb 10, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quickly and painlessly files my taxes
    Cons: Ads if you use the free service

    Summary: Slowly but surely, I adapt to technological change. For several years, I resisted e-filing my taxes, mainly because I didn't want to try to figure out the entire process. Plus, I had heard there were fees attached, and I didn't want to pay. But ... read more

  • An Inexpensive Way To File Your Tax Returns

    Jan 11, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to Use, Stores Information, Inexpensive.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: Several years ago at tax time, I visited the IRS website prior to filling out my taxes. The website had a questionnaire that you could fill out, which would assist you in finding a free tax filing service. This piqued my interest, so I filled out the ... read more

  • Taxact Online 2006 - a Breeze to use

    Mar 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to read instructions and work through your return
    Cons: Online security issues and the amount of advertisements on screen as you work.

    Summary: How do you get passionate and motivated to do your taxes. Each time this year (spring) I dread the tax prep drill, maybe - knowing that I owe the government after working hard and paying taxes all year. For the past two years I have paid back taxes to ... read more

  • TaxAct is taxing act of endurance

    Feb 27, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Free to fill out Federal taxes and e-file online (if you qualify)
    Cons: State filing extra, State property tax refund filing extra, Time it takes to fill out.

    Summary: I have been doing my own taxes ever since I had a summer job back in high-school. I ignore all the tax filing fear-mongors, and tax preparer services when it comes tax time, because I figure if a fellow human being can do this, so can I. Needless to ... read more

  • JUST AS GOOD AS TURBO TAX AND CONSIDERABLY CHEAPER

    Feb 21, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A very comprehensive interview process. As easy to use as Turbo Tax but less expensive
    Cons: Format is different from other available programs and require a slight adjustment.

    Summary: I had been using Turbo Tax for the past three years and decided to switch to something different this year as a way of protesting Turbo Tax's elimination of both the Federal and State E-filing rebates. What cost approximately $30.00 at Costco for the ... read more

  • Use TaxActOnline.com and save your brain cells for more important things!

    Apr 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: it did all the math for me!
    Cons: I wish I'd known it would do all the math, before doing it myself...

    Summary: Now I love my husband, but he can be really lazy sometimes. Like when it comes to doing our taxes this year for instance. I finally got tired of waiting for him to get around to it, so he said "well, why don't you do them?" Me?! Is he kidding??! I ... read more

  • Stock transaction importing will make it better

    Mar 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, Effective, Fast Email support
    Cons: No stock importing. Help information for errors sometimes lacking.

    Summary: I used TurboxTax before, this year I used TaxACT Online because it's free for Federal, $7.95 for state. I have many stock sales and home mortgage interest. They were all manually entered and correctly recorded by TaxACT. The only problem I ran into ... read more

  • TaxACT needs to get their act together for complicated returns

    Feb 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good help files, link to Lasser's Your Income Tax (Deluxe only), quick customer support, inexpensive
    Cons: navigation difficulties, lack of overrides, incorrect state calculations, possible formatting errors on printed returns

    Summary: I decided to try E-filing this year -- but then I thought better of it after trying TaxACT for the Web. First, let me explain my background in taxes. I've been a professional tax preparer (registered in California 1990-1997. I've stated ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • TaxAct - one big sales pitch after another

    Feb 14, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: No pros.  Only seems that way if you haven't tried another tax preparation service
    Cons: Buy Let's go throught this SLOWLY and IN DETAIL.

    Summary: TaxAct.com has a price for everything!  Even things you didn't know existed on tax filing.  And on every other page you get to they will try to sell it to you.  Audit "protection", get access to your tax records ($9.95), check your ... read more

  • Big problem - no worksheets or summaries (08)

    Apr 5, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheapest of services. Probbaly OK for a very simple return.
    Cons: Can't review detailed  input data or worksheet calculations.

    Summary: Site is fairly easy to navigate and not too slow but - BIG problem - if you have a complicated return (all those stupid little worksheets in the form 1040 instructions, AMT, limitations to itemized deductions, etc) there is NO WAY to print them from Tax ... read more

  • TaxAct.com

    Jan 11, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: You can get your return fairly quick with direct deposit.
    Cons: Hidden Fees

    Summary: After filing federal and paying for the state return, I paid them additional funds which was supposed to be for ease of connection with my FAFSA (Student Financial Aid) form, and they made me pay extra to retrieve my return after I had logged out. Shame ... read more

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