TaxACT 2013 Free Federal Edition

TaxACT 2013 Free Federal Edition

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  • Date Added:
    October 14, 2013
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    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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TaxACT 2013 Free Federal Edition not only supports 2013 federal 1040EZ and other basic returns but also any IRS electronic filing form. Free services and tools like the Dependent and FAFSA Assistants help you find all eligible deductions. Expert help is available, too, including support if you're audited, and returns are guaranteed 100 percent accurate. TaxACT promises to find you the maximum return, if you've got one coming. You can do your state taxes at the same time for a small fee, too.

We like that you can not only try TaxACT for free, but also without registering. It's easy to create a free account, and you'll need one to file, but just offering the choice suggests an enhanced privacy concern. It's easy: Click either the "Register Now" or "Register Later" tab on TaxACT Free's site, and follow the clear, step-by-step instructions. You'll need your personal financial data to complete the process, of course. We followed the tool's advice at every step and were never at a loss, though help is available from a searchable Answer Center. The Forms and Topics page organized all Forms, Schedules, Documents, and Worksheets, as well as tax topics in two easy-to-navigate tree-views. Though eFiling enables totally paperless tax filing, a print copy is a good idea, and TaxACT Free makes that easy, too. Security pop-ups appeared when we idled too long -- another good security sign.

Electronic filing has come a long way since the IRS first offered the option. While preparing your taxes is rarely easy, TaxACT 2013 Free Edition not only takes the cost, but also some of the sting out of the process.

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1 stars

"RIP OFF!!!!!"

April 14, 2014  |  By SINBAD

 |  Version: TaxACT 2013 Free Federal Edition 2013


Fairly easy to follow instructions


They advertise that its free but this is false. Last year I paid $4 which wasn't bad. I figure I would pay it this time but not until the very end do they tell you it is $14.99. This is not fair. You are unable to get any real help from them. Unable to print or view my State return so I have no idea what I am filing. They say the state filing is free but when I tried to file my Fed by mail and print it out I was unable to view or print my state unless I agreed to pay the $14.99. I decided to go ahead and efile both since it was the same price but increased 27% since the previous year.
So I proceed, give credit card info and submit. It says "pending" for 8 minutes then shows "Page cannot be displayed." Tried again, same outcome. So now they have my payment, credit card info and i have ZIP. I spent several days using this software only to get nothing in return. I have no idea if my taxes have been filed. All of this for a $25 State refund? I owe nothing to I am on SSA


WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. DON'T USE THIS SOFTWARE. They probably ripped me off for my money and I got NOTHING in return. No taxes filed or proof of taxes being filed. Not even a copy of my paperwork so i could just take it into the tax office and tell them about this. I am plain SOL.
You are not advised until very end that this is not free as advertised. By then it is too late to do anything about it.
Large increases in prices . Increased 27% this year.
Watch out for the extra services they try to sell you. I never fall for that.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2013
Version 2013 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher 2nd Story Software
Publisher web site
Release Date January 07, 2014
Date Added October 14, 2013
Version 2013
Category Business Software
Subcategory Tax Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.69MB
File Name ta13stdw.exe
Total Downloads 138,960
Downloads Last Week 51
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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