Top 6 Reasons to Switch to TaxAct


Thinking of switching providers this year? Look no further. TaxAct has the tools and support you need to get your maximum refund and claim the money you’ve already earned when you need it the most. You deserve more from your taxes. TaxAct can help.

Reasons to switch

1. Pay up to 30% less to file

At TaxAct, we don’t believe you should have to pay a premium price to file your taxes. That’s why the cost to file a 2020 federal return with us is up to 30% less than the price of other software providers – including the big guys. File for less and get more this tax season by choosing a DIY e-file solution that is easier on your pocketbook and helps you uncover tax advantages to get your maximum refund.

2. File confidently with a $100k Accuracy Guarantee

Any software provider can promise to help you get your biggest refund possible. That’s why at TaxAct, we do things differently, like creating a guarantee that stands above the rest. Choosing to file with any one of our TaxAct Online products comes with the added comfort of knowing your return is backed by our $100k Accuracy Guarantee.

With the strongest accuracy guarantee in the industry, we are confident our software is 100% accurate and will get you your maximum refund. If not, we’ll refund your 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 question becomes why would you choose a software provider that doesn’t have that level of confidence?

3. Easily importing your tax data from a return prepared by another software provider.

Overwhelmed at the thought of switching software providers because all of your information is stored somewhere else? Let’s ease your worries a bit.

Switching to TaxAct from your previous online tax provider is simple. All you need to do is upload a PDF of your prior year return and your tax data will automatically import directly onto your return within your TaxAct account. It’s seriously that easy. That makes switching to a software provider that costs less a no-brainer.

4. Uncover deductions and credits with Deduction Maximizer

Raise your hand if you ever worry about leaving money on the table after filing your tax return.

Each season, we know many filers are left wondering if they missed out on tax benefits available to them. That’s why we built Deduction Maximizer, a proprietary tool that works in your favor to uncover certain qualifying deductions and credits you maybe didn’t realize are available to you. When completing your return, you’ll be guided step by step to help you uncover additional tax advantages, giving you the opportunity of reducing the amount of tax you may owe.

5. Improve your tax outcome with ProTips

Throughout the TaxAct filing experience, you will see quick, easy-to-digest pieces of information that help you improve your tax outcome and financial wellness.

ProTips give you the opportunity to take control of your return and learn about tax advantages you maybe didn’t know existed. Find out how you can improve your tax outcome this year and beyond by taking advantage of TaxAct’s ProTips within the TaxAct filing experience. 

6. Get your customized My TaxPlan

Maximizing your refund is possible when completing your return. The real progress, however, comes after you file. The time to impact your tax outcome is Jan – Dec. of the tax year as that’s when you can make purchases and other decisions that directly correlate to a tax benefit.

Fortunately, the TaxAct My TaxPlan is designed to help filers change their tax outcome before tax season rolls around. Once you complete your return, your downloadable, customized My TaxPlan features potential refund-boosting opportunities and easy-to-follow instructions to help you save more next season and beyond.

Join the millions of people who use TaxAct each year and start your return today.

TaxAct Costs 30% Less: 30% less claim based on comparison with TurboTax and H&R Block federal pricing for Premier consumer online products on 12/4/2020. Other TaxAct consumer online products also cost less than comparable TurboTax and H&R Block products on the same date. Price paid is determined at the time of filing and is subject to change.
File for Less: File for less claim based on comparison of [TurboTax and H&R Block] pricing for paid federal consumer online products on 12/4/2020.
$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 Find out more about our $100k Accuracy Guarantee.
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
Only TaxAct has our Deduction Maximizer that helps find money hiding everywhere: TaxAct’s Deduction Maximizer guides you step by step through the process of completing your return in a way that helps you uncover additional tax advantages. Each deduction you claim may reduce the amount of tax you owe, resulting in a lower IRS bill overall.
My TaxPlan: Your customized My Tax Plan features potential refund-growing opportunities and easy-to-follow instructions based on information you provide for your current tax return.

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