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Old 03-19-2015, 01:50 PM   #1
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TaxAct Pricing

Just as a FYI, TaxAct regularly sends out emails saying something like, "last chance to get TaxAct for $X". I got some offers for $20, then $22, then today, one for $18.

I looked online and found a coupon code for $12, which includes the state filing.

Yea, I know you can get TurboTax from Vanguard for free, but I only have half my money there, so no joy.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:53 PM   #2
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Very nice. I have always paid about $17 when purchased in advance. This included TaxAct for desktop (download), State version, and one e-filing for both Fed and State.

You can also download the free version of Tax Act for Fed which also allows a Fed e-file. You would be on your own for state however, if you don't purchase a state module.

TaxAct runs laps around TT IMHO. It is similar to the small cellular providers that resell the national networks but under their own brand at a fraction of the cost. People know and like the big names I guess.

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Old 03-19-2015, 02:01 PM   #3
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I used TaxAct for the first time this year and liked it. With no discount, I only paid $21 for Fed efiling and state.

One different I noticed between TA and TT (which I used last year) is that TT printed out worksheets to be kept with one's records (as substantiation during an audit, I presume), while TA did not. Anyone else notice this, or could I have done something wrong?
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Old 03-19-2015, 02:40 PM   #4
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I always do 2 printouts with TA (at least to PDF).

- the filing printout shows what is transmitted to the IRS
- I then do a "custom" printout and include everything.
This one will be over a hundred pages in length in our case

The custom print may be the feature that you are looking for.

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Thanks much Gauss. I'll go back and check that.
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For large printouts, you can print to a PDF file like CuteWriter. Then just save the file.

I make a paper copy of the actual tax return just so I have something tangible to hold in my quivering little hands.
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That's exactly what I did, print to a PDF. Have the returns submitted to state/fed printed but didn't want to print out the remaining 167 pages. Yikes!
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