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TaxAct Scheduled Maintenance for 2/21/2018

TaxAct will be performing regular maintenance between 5:00 AM and 6:00 AM central on Wednesday, February 21st. As a TaxAct Professional user, you may experience intermittent connection issues during that time. Maintenance is expected to conclude by 6 AM central. Thank you for your patience!

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taxact scheduled maintenance


Extenders Update for TaxAct Professional Users

When you sign in to your TaxAct Professional software today (2/20/2018), be sure to update your software to the latest version (Federal 1040: 1.07).

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gop tax law bill extenders
gop tax law bill extenders


Tax Calculator Updated for 2018

We are pleased to announce that TaxAct Professional has updated the Tax Calculator to reflect the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It will help you advise your clients on where they can start making adjustments now that will positively impact their tax bottom line.

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Tax Calculator 2018 Professional Tax Preparer
Tax Calculator 2018 Professional Tax Preparer


Help with Form 8867 – Paid Preparer’s Earned Income Credit Checklist

We’re seeing a lot of confusion around Form 8867, specifically Part I, Question 6 and 7. The questions begin “Did you ask the taxpayer…”. For example, question #7 reads “Did you ask the taxpayer if any of these credits were disallowed or reduced in a previous year?”

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IRS Form 8867
IRS Form 8867


New & Updated Features to TaxAct 2017 Professional

Overview on some of the new features in the tax preparation software With tax season here, we wanted to remind you of time-saving features in the TaxAct Professional software. These features are built to make your job more efficient while putting your clients in the best possible financial situation. Ability to automatically lock returns after […]

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new-taxact-professional-feature


Support Center: Updated Your Password but Still Can’t Login

If you have successfully updated the password, but are still having difficulty getting logged in, there are a few things to check. Please check that nothing is modifying the input of the password. This could occur during the reset or while attempting to sign in. This could be the result of keyboard modifiers like Caps […]

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Weekend Support Hours + IRS Filing Opens Monday

TaxAct Professional Support hours have been extended for the weekends of January 27-28 and February 3-4. The hours are as follows:

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IRS 2018 Tax Tables
IRS 2018 Tax Tables


In-Season Support Hours for TaxAct Professional

Help is just a phone call away! In our commitment to customers, we have extended our support hours to better accommodate the busy schedules of professional tax preparers during tax season.

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TaxAct Professional Support
TaxAct Professional Support


State Edition Release Dates for TaxAct Professional

With tax season underway, you may be curious when certain states will be made available to help you better plan your meetings with clients. We have compiled a list all state forms and their anticipated release date. The list is updated regularly so be sure to check back.

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Professional tax preparation resources
Professional tax preparation resources


IRS Updates 2018 Withholding Tables

Via the IRS — The Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month. This is the first in a series of steps that IRS will take to help improve the accuracy of withholding following major changes made by the […]

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IRS 2018 Tax Tables
IRS 2018 Tax Tables