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Top 6 Lesser Known Features of TaxAct Professional

As a professional tax preparer, time is of the essence during tax season. To help save you time and be more efficient as a preparer, we have compiled several lesser known features of TaxAct Professional that will do just that.

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Top Lesser Known Features TaxAct Professional
Top Lesser Known Features TaxAct Professional


Scheduled Maintenance for 5/10/2018

TaxAct will be performing regular maintenance between 4:00 AM and 8:00 AM central on Thursday, May 10, 2018. As a TaxAct Professional user, you may experience intermittent disruptions to sign-in and accessing online returns. Maintenance is expected to conclude by 8 AM central. Thank you for your patience!

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taxact scheduled maintenance
taxact scheduled maintenance


TaxAct Professional Summer Trade Shows Announced

With tax season 2017 behind us, you may already be thinking ahead to how you can improve your tax practice in the “off season”. For many of you, attending trade shows is one way to not only earn valuable continuing education credits, but to browse the show floor for the latest and greatest tax preparation […]

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las vegas tax preparation trade show conference
las vegas tax preparation trade show conference


Learn Insider Tips About Everlance Mileage Tracker

We all know self-employed clients are immensely valuable. Want insider tips on how to maximize their business deductions, without relying on risky mileage estimates? Have questions about your small business, independent contractor or freelance clients? Wondering how other tax preparers are using Everlance to improve their practice? Learn insider tips from the creators of Everlance […]

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Your TaxAct 2014 Preparer’s Enterprise Edition(s)

The online data backup service included with your TaxAct 2014 Preparer’s Enterprise Edition(s) expires May 1, 2018. After this date, you will no longer be able to access your 2014 client data online. We recommend downloading your client data from our secure servers before May 1, 2018. Open your TaxAct 2014 Preparer’s Enterprise Edition software. […]

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TaxAct Professional Support Update
TaxAct Professional Support Update


Tip: Filing Extension + Direct Debit for Taxes Due

With the IRS extending the filing deadline an extra day, there’s a workaround for those of you filing extensions and requesting a direct debit for your client’s tax due. On this screen in the e-filing steps, it will default to today’s date of 04/18/2018, but it will need to be updated to 04/17/2018 in order […]

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Tax Preparer Software
Tax Preparer Software


IRS Extends Deadline Through Wednesday, April 18

Via the Internal Revenue Service — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight […]

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Tax Bill and Reform
Tax Bill and Reform


Intermittent Issues with VPS Systems

We’ve been seeing intermittent issues with VPS systems not being able to process credit card payments of taxes due when attempting to “Pay Now” during the filing of the return. If you are seeing issues with this payment option, please have your clients pay their tax due by an alternate method: Pay by Debit or […]

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Customer Support TaxAct Professional
Customer Support TaxAct Professional


IRS Modernized E-File System Temporarily Down

*UPDATE (4/17/18 at 6:30pm central)* The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight […]

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IRS Tax Preparation
IRS Tax Preparation


Helpful Resources on Tax Day

*UPDATE (4/17/18 at 6:30pm central)* The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight […]

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Customer Support TaxAct Professional
Customer Support TaxAct Professional