CEDAR RAPIDS, IA--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) - TaxACT®, the critically acclaimed leader of affordable tax solutions, has launched a new smartphone app for taxpayers with straightforward situations to prepare, print and e-file tax returns. TaxACT Express™, available for Android and iOS, includes everything consumers need to securely file federal returns easy, fast and free from a smartphone.
"TaxACT Express expands consumer access to free federal tax filing, empowering you to start and finish on a smartphone, tablet or computer," said TaxACT President JoAnn Kintzel. "TaxACT Express has a unique set of features and services that give you the freedom to do all or some of your taxes on a smartphone for free."
Easy, fast filing
The streamlined Q&A interview covers basic information, income, deductions and credits. Express users can start and stop at any time, then pick up right where they left off. Interview questions can be bookmarked, allowing users to quickly and easily return to specific questions.
TaxACT Express supports all of the following tax forms and situations:
- Wages and salary (W-2)
- Dependents and dependent credits
- Interest income (1099-INT)
- Dividend income (1099-DIV)
- Education credits and deductions (1098-E, 1098-T)
- Unemployment compensation (1099-G)
- Earned Income Credit
- Retirement Savings Contributions Credit
Taxpayers with additional situations can finish and file with TaxACT Online using a browser or with the tablet app that support all tax situations and all e-fileable forms.
TaxACT Express includes a one-of-a-kind Examiner Series that provides a detailed summary of the topics and amounts that determine the user's total income, deduction, credit and tax amounts.
The app also features a dynamic dashboard with fast navigation tools and key information about the user's returns, including federal and state refunds or amounts owed that update as users answer questions. Users can tap on their refund or liability amounts at any time to view a summary of their return.
After users complete the interview, TaxACT Alerts checks returns for potential errors and missing information. All individual federal returns are backed by TaxACT's maximum refund, accuracy and satisfaction guarantees.
To prepare, print and e-file a state return in TaxACT Express is just $7.99*, a fraction of the cost of other smartphone apps. Payment isn't required until users print or e-file.
Start, file & track your return anytime, anywhere
TaxACT Express is compatible with TaxACT Online solutions, giving taxpayers the unprecedented option to start, file and monitor the e-file status of their returns on a smartphone, tablet or computer -- all with the same username and password. Express users can finish and file through the smartphone app, a web browser or through the tablet app. Conversely, taxpayers with simple returns who start in TaxACT Online web and tablet products can finish and e-file in Express.
Regardless of which TaxACT product is used to e-file, all users can use Express' dynamic dashboard to track the status of their e-filed federal and state returns and their federal refund. Users can also check their return and refund status by signing into TaxACT Online, at efstatus.taxact.com or with TaxACT's companion apps.
Fast refund options
TaxACT Express and TaxACT Online guide users to their guaranteed maximum federal refund the fastest way possible with free IRS e-file and direct deposit.
TaxACT users can also receive their refund on a prepaid debit card. TaxACT Express is the only smartphone app to offer a prepaid debit card without an enrollment fee.
To download or learn more about TaxACT Express and TaxACT's other mobile apps, visit www.taxact.com/apps.
*Prices subject to change. Express users who file with TaxACT Online using a browser or with the tablet app are subject to applicable TaxACT Online pricing.
TaxACT is the critically acclaimed leader of affordable digital and download tax preparation solutions for consumers, business owners and tax professionals. In the 2005 tax season, TaxACT became the first to offer free federal tax software and e-file to all U.S. taxpayers. Since 2000, TaxACT Online has assisted with more than 45 million e-filed federal returns. TaxACT is a business of Blucora, Inc. (